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Chemical Environmental Technology
The demand for chemical/environmental technicians is expected to rise due to an anticipated growth in scientific research and development and production of technical products. Chemical/ environmental technicians are employed in research, testing and quality control of a wide range of products, including petroleum, plastics, pharmaceuticals and semi-conductors.

In this program, students will learn to:

• Analyze various materials using standard procedures and instrumental procedures
• Calculate and report chemical analyses
• Use computerized testing procedures, such as atomic absorption, gas chromatography, infrared and mass spectroscopy

Admissions Requirements:

In addition to admissions requirements listed under "Admissions Information," completion of one unit of high school Algebra and Chemistry is recommended.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
CTEC1205  Chemical Calculations I04642
EPCT1211  Introduction to Environmental Science ‡ * 13642
SCIT1414  Applied General Chemistry I † * 33964
Total Hours4102248
Semester 2
CTEC1206  Chemical Calculations II04642
EPCT1344  Environmental Sampling & Analysis24963
MATH1314  College Algebra30483
SCIT1415  Applied General Chemistry II * 33964
Total Hours81130412
Semester 3
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
SCIT1543  Applied Analytical Chemistry I361445
SCIT2401  Applied Organic Chemistry I * 33964
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours12933615
Semester 4
CTEC1441  Applied Instrumental Analysis I261284
CTEC2441  Polymers I261284
CTEC2445  Unit Operations261284
PSYC2301  General Psychology30483
Total Hours91843215
Semester 5
CTEC2250  Unit Operations II14802
CTEC2443  Polymers II261284
EPCT2335  Advanced Environmental Instrumental Analysis161123
  Speech Elective † 30483
Total Hours71636812
Semester 6
CTEC2333  Comprehensive Studies in Chemical Technology ° ‡ ** 24963
EPCT1203  24-Hour Emergency Response Training13642
EPCT1251  Quality Assurance & Quality Control14802
Total Hours4112407
Grand Totals4475190469
o This course has been designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
‡ Courses with external learning experience
**CTEC 1380 or CTEC 1680 (Co-op) may be taken in place of capstone course
*SCIT 1414 or (CHEM 1311/1111)
*SCIT 1415 or (CHEM 1312/1112)
*SCIT 2401 or (CHEM 2323/2321)


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