Associate in Applied Science Degree
Note: Beginning in fall 2008, chemical technology students requiring remediation in algebra must complete MAT 016, Intermediate Algebra, prior to taking courses in Biology and Chemistry.
The Chemical Technology program is accredited by the American Chemical Society, Chemical Technology Program Approved Service (CTPAS).
The chemical industry, a major New Jersey employer, is important for the creation and manufacture of such basic items as pharmaceuticals, cosmetic/personal care products, gasoline, plastics, fabrics and foods. Chemical Technology is an ideal program of study for students who are interested in this field and desire a more practical “hands-on” approach to learning. They will learn to use GC, HPLC, FTIR and other state-of-the-art equipment, as well as modern wet chemical techniques.
Graduates of the Chemical Technology program with an Associate in Applied Science degree have the theoretical and technical expertise to be employed directly in research laboratories, quality control labs, pilot plants, chemical production and environmental-monitoring facilities and testing labs. Graduates can also choose to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or related scientific disciplines. Courses in this program are also ideal for retraining purposes.
The Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) provides students the opportunity to gain valuable, practical skills working in industry as part of their educational experience.