Field of Study: Chemical Technology
Chemical technology programs prepare people to use science and math to do chemical research.
Chemical technology programs include topics such as:
- Chemistry and biochemistry
- Technical mathematics
- Computer applications
- Industrial biochemistry
- Laboratory research methods
- Test equipment operation and maintenance
- Report writing
In chemical technology programs students may be able to specialize in:
- Chemical engineering technology
- Physical science technologies
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.