Chemical Technology (CMT)

Description

Chemical technicians use sophisticated chemical/biochemical methods and cutting-edge instrumentation to analyze chemical and pharmaceutical substances and evaluate their properties. The Chemical Technology degree program prepares students to become laboratory technicians or research associates in high-tech research and development or quality control laboratories, academic institutions, and government facilities.

Graduates often are employed in chemical manufacturing, polymer/plastic labs, or food/beverage, pharmaceutical, or environmental industries and organizations.

Graduates of the Chemical Technology program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and many continue their education in a bachelor’s degree program in chemistry, biology/biotechnology, chemical engineering, or a pre-professional degree such as pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary medicine.

Related Programs

Program Code

CMT.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Analyze chemical compounds and pharmaceutical raw materials and products
  • Evaluate chemical, biochemical, and physical properties
  • Research new products and processes
  • Analyze environmental samples

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Chemical Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Research Associate

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$26,200 to $43,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Chemical Technology graduates are in high demand and the placement rate for Cincinnati State graduates is consistently close to 100 percent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chemical technicians is projected to grow 9 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Graduates of applied science technology programs who are trained to use equipment typically found in laboratories or production facilities should have the best opportunities.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Duke Energy
  • Emerald Materials
  • Givaudan
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Sunny Delight
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • WILD Flavors, Inc.

Co-op Salary Projections

$11/hr to $16/hr

Curriculum

Chemical Technology (CMT)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CMT 111 Chemical Technology 1 ( T) 0 3 1
CHE 121
  & CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
   and General Chemistry 1 Lab ( G)
4 3 5
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)   3 2 4
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 2      
CMT 112 Chemical Technology 2 ( T) 0 3 1
CHE 111 Bio-Organic Chemistry ( B) 3 3 4
CHE 122
  & CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
   and General Chemistry 2 Lab ( B)
4 3 5
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)   3 2 4
Semester 3      
CMT 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Chemical Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
CMT 220 Analytical Chemistry ( T) 3 3 4
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1 (T)   2 3 3
XXX XXX Science Elective 1 (T)   3 3 4
Semester 5      
CMT 230 Chemical Instrumental Analysis ( T) 3 3 4
CMT 285 Chemical Research ( T) 1 0 1
XXX XXX Science Elective 2 (T)   3 3 4
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2 (T)   1 2 2
XXX XXX Technical Elective 3 (T)   1 2 2
Semester 6      
CMT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Chemical Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   49 118 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Electives 8
Take one of the following series:  
MAT 125
  & MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus *
 
Or
 
MAT 151
  & MAT 152
College Algebra
   and Trigonometry
 
Or
 
MAT 251
  & MAT 252
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
 
Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any ART, CULT, FRN, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPN, THE 3
or, Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, POL, PSY, SOC 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Technical Electives  
CHE 201
  & CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
   and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
5
CHE 202
  & CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
   and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
5
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 132 Statistics 2 3
MAT 253 Calculus 3 5
or, Any of the following courses, if not used as Mathematics elective:  
MAT 251 Calculus 1 5
MAT 252 Calculus 2 5
or, Any BIO or PHY listed in Science Electives, if not used as Science Elective  
or, Any EVT, CET, EET, EMET, MET, PSET, SET  
Science Electives 8
Select one of the following series:  
BIO 131
  & BIO 132
Biology 1
   and Biology 2
 
PHY 151
  & PHY 152
Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
   and Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
 
PHY 201
  & PHY 202
Physics 1: Calculus-Based
   and Physics 2: Calculus-Based
 
or, Any two of the following courses:  
EVS 110
Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup  
EVS 120
Environmental Geology  
EVS 130
Environmental Science: Ecology and Ecosystems  
*

Students choosing this series must take MAT 126 prior to or concurrently with CHE 122.

Contacts

Program Chair
Ann Fallon, MS
(513) 569-1750
Co-op Coordinator
Sue Dolan, MEd
(513) 569-1774
sue.dolan@cincinnatistate.edu