Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician Major

A Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in the production and utilization of chemicals on an industrial scale.

Includes instruction in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, industrial processes, instrumental analysis, sampling and monitoring, and chemical and environmental safety.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "chemical engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician?

An associate degree in this major should get your foot-in-the-door relative to career opportunities in Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician.  You can expect to begin your career in private or public service as a technician, however, most start-up positions are with government entities.  With further education and experience, you can aspire to jobs in (but not exclusive to) chemical plant operations and manufacturing production.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician