Chemical Engineering Technology Concentration

Chemical Engineering Technology Concentration

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Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Technology concentration will have the necessary skills to perform the job functions of a Process Technician in a wide-variety of manufacturing facilities (e.g. petrochemical, plastics, pharmaceuticals, waste management). Responsibilities of a technician in the chemical industry include operation and monitoring of manufacturing processes through utilization of automated control systems. Process Technicians are highly qualified in the operation of various types of equipment within a chemical facility, including boilers, cooling towers,distillation columns and reactors.

Chemical Engineering

Wacker Institute:

The Engineering Technology Division at Chattanooga State Community College and Wacker Polysilicon, North America are partnering to develop programs of study to produce the best trained technicians in the petrochemical industry through a unique and rigorous educational collaboration.

Salary Expectations:

National Annual Mean Wage: $44,200
Tennessee Annual Mean Wage: $43,600
O*Net Online, July 2015

What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.