Chemical Process Operator


This program is designed to provide basic skills to qualify graduates for entry level jobs as chemical operators. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: 

  • Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
  • Use precision measuring equipment.
  • Operate and Troubleshoot electromechanical and electronic equipment and systems.
  • Compute, analyze, and communicate quantitative data using mathematical and logical methods to solve problems
  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts, theories, and basic scientific reasoning.

Employment/Salary Information

A chemical laboratory technician holds a general scientific position whose tasks vary greatly by organization type; this position is typically found at organizations that conduct scientific research or testing. Chemical laboratory technicians typically are responsible for the day-to-day operations performed by the company. Technicians may perform chemical tests on products and compounds, analyze compounds and chemicals for a variety of qualities and concentrations of substances, and maintain quality across all products. In addition to these tasks, most chemical laboratory technician must perform a variety of housekeeping tasks for their laboratory, ensuring that all facilities and instruments are clean and that any hazardous substances have been removed from the premises. 

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