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Chemical Technology


Chemical technology programs prepare people to use science and math to do chemical research.

Chemical technology programs prepare people to use scientific and mathematical methods to conduct research in labs. Students learn physical chemistry and math.

Chemical technology programs include topics such as:


In chemical technology programs students may be able to specialize in:


Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in chemical technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in chemical technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

An associate degree program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Your program may include an internship or cooperative work experience.

Some programs emphasize chemical process operations to prepare you to work in an industrial plant.

As a chemical technician you may work in a variety of industries such as pharmaceutical, rubber, paint, petroleum, and dye industries.


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