Chemical Technology Program

First in the country to be accredited by the American Chemistry Society

Caters to demanding schedules by offering flexible schedules in the evenings and on weekends.
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The Chemical Technology (Chem Tech) Program is a four semester, career-oriented program, in which students are trained as chemical laboratory technicians. The program is structured to develop fundamentals of chemistry with emphasis on laboratory applications and techniques. This is achieved through “hands on” laboratory experience in CCRI’s new chemistry laboratories using State-of- the art instrumentation (see list).


Graduates are in great demand in the chemical industry (see list) and related fields (see list).

Job Placements within the first six months of graduation are nearly 100% with a starting salary of around $40,000.00 with credits transferring to four-year colleges/universities. (See Transfer Opportunities) A Chem Tec degree creates an open-ended chemistry career. Some graduates have gone on to get their bachelors through doctorate degrees, advancing their careers and increasing their earnings.

Enrolling in the Chem Tech Program:

  • Curriculum is geared towards individuals of all levels of workplace experience and/or education.
  • No prior chemistry experience necessary.
  • Most of the requisite math and basic science skills are taught as part of the Chem Tech program.
  • High School Diploma or GED is sufficient.

Students completing this program will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Chemical Technology.

Certificate program also available by completing CHMT1-CHMT 4, an English Composition course and one math course.

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Last Updated: 7/12/18