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

Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Chemical Technology (CMT)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
CMT 111Chemical Technology 1 ( T) 031
CHE 121
& CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Lab ( G)
435
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (G)  303
Semester 2  
CMT 112Chemical Technology 2 ( T) 031
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry ( B) 334
CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab ( B)
435
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
CMT 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Chemical Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
CMT 220Analytical Chemistry ( T) 334
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1 (T)  233
XXX XXX Science Elective 1 (T)  334
Semester 5  
CMT 230Chemical Instrumental Analysis ( T) 334
CMT 285Chemical Research ( T) 101
XXX XXX Science Elective 2 (T)  334
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2 (T)  122
XXX XXX Technical Elective 3 (T)  122
Semester 6  
CMT 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Chemical Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4911865

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
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, THE3
or, Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, POL, PSY, SOC3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
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 131Statistics 13
MAT 132Statistics 23
MAT 253Calculus 35
or, Any of the following courses, if not used as Mathematics elective:
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
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 Electives8
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

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Ann Fallon, MS
(513) 569-1750
Co-op Coordinator
Doug Woodruff, MBA
(513) 569-1648
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