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Associate Degree Program

If understanding the composition and properties of substances and the elementary forms of matter interests you, then the Chemistry program at Delaware Tech will give you the skills needed to work as a chemical technician in a laboratory setting. You will learn how to follow basic safety procedures, prepare laboratory solutions, analyze samples using common qualitative and quantitative techniques, and use and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment.

Chemical, pharmaceutical and related industries employ scientists at all degree levels in research, production, and quality control laboratories, and in customer service and related areas. Upon completing the program, you will be prepared to apply your knowledge of science and mathematics in a professional laboratory setting where you will integrate scientific knowledge, laboratory skills, and critical thinking to solve chemical problems.

This program is offered at the Stanton campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Chemistry technician
  • Research technician
  • Environmental Chemistry technician
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $26,000 - $32,000. 

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Apply knowledge of the theories and principles of chemistry.
  2. Follow safety procedures.
  3. Perform basic laboratory operations and techniques.
  4. Keep a laboratory notebook following standard laboratory practices and present data in an organized written format.
  5. Prepare common laboratory solutions.
  6. Prepare and purify samples using common techniques.
  7. Communicate in a professional manner.
  8. Analyze samples by common qualitative and quantitative techniques.
  9. Use and maintain common laboratory instruments and equipment.
  10. Apply mathematical concepts to the solution of scientific problems.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.