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Chemical Technology, A.A.A.S.

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(Code 651)

Suggested GRCC Program:

Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences
Associate in Science

The Chemical Technology program prepares students to work in chemical industries. Chemical technicians, whether they specialize in chemistry, polymers, or biochemistry, are valuable members of research, development, and production teams. A majority of chemical technicians are involved in laboratory work such as product development, chemical and physical testing, and analysis. Technicians may design and implement experiments as well as operate and maintain laboratory equipment and perform analytical procedures. Typically, the results of their work must be analyzed, interpreted and reported to lead scientists. Those technicians working outside the lab may supervise production processes, install pilot plants, and monitor the development of products and processes through scale-up from laboratory to production. Technical sales, writing and advertising are other areas of employment open to chemical technicians.

This program in Chemical Technology provides high quality training for students preparing to work in independent or government laboratories or in firms engaged in the development, production, sale, or use of chemical products. Laboratories involved in environmental issues are an increasingly important source of jobs in the field of chemical technology. Chemical technologists may also have the opportunity to work in biomedical laboratories in the area.

Students in Chemical Technology may qualify for either the Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree or the Associate in Science degree. Those students who want an Associate in Science degree should be sure to meet the humanities and social science requirements for that degree.

The following scheme is presented as a guide only. Students are expected to confer with a Chemical Technology program advisor in order to base their choices on their own goals and the strength of their previous college experience.

Proposed Schedule of Courses

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits: 14/15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 13/14

Total Credits: 62/64

*# More intensive courses or course sequences may be used to replace these less intensive courses.

* CHM 120  may be replaced by either the CHM 130  / CHM 131  and CHM 140  / CHM 141  sequence or the CHM 150  / CHM 151  and CHM 160  / CHM 161  sequence.

# CHM 240  may be replaced by the CHM 260  and CHM 261  and CHM 270  and CHM 271  course sequence. If these replacements are made, CHM 250  / CHM 251  and MN 219  can become electives and the number of total credit hours will remain within the same range.

† The two-course EN sequence may be replaced by the BA 101  and BA 102  sequence for students who are seeking the AAAS degree.

** Students seeking an AA or AS degree should select Social Science and Humanities courses to help meet their graduation requirements.

†† PH 125  and PH 126  may be replaced by PH 245  and PH 246  if the student has sufficient mathematics background.

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at www.grcc.edu.

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