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Lake Superior State University

Chemical Technology

Program Description


The associate of applied science degree prepares students to work as chemical technicians. It also easily fits within any of a number of existing baccalaureate degrees, providing the student a stepping stone to an advanced degree, as well as increased marketability for summer jobs and internships.

Chemical technicians and technologists conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analysis of solids, liquids and gaseous materials for purposes such as maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical or practical application of chemistry and related sciences. Nationally, the mean hourly wage is $15.46 (National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates http://stats.bls.gov). Chemical technicians work in a variety of jobs for manufacturing companies, testing labs, government labs, for public utilities, and for universities.



Degree Requirements


Degree requirements (31-33 credits)

Other Departments (11 credits)

Free Electives (4-6 credits)

General Education (14 credits)

  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • MATH140 Precalculus Mathematics 5

Total Credits: 62