Chemical Process Technology
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Overview
Chemical process technology is a program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills to the operation of chemical processing equipment in industries such as chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and waste water treatment. includes instruction in mathematics, chemistry, and physics; computer applications; chemical and refinery plant operations, processes, and equipment; safety, health, and environment; instrumentation; troubleshooting; and applications to specific industries.
Highlights
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($70K) with a Associate's Degree: Lee College
Career with the highest median salary ($66K) associated with this program: Specialized Plant and System Operators
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn chemical process technology degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Chemical TechniciansChemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
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What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
0204060800-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in chemical process technology doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field physical science technologies/technicians, which includes chemical process technology.
Median starting salaries
$51K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KAssociate's
Median cumulative loan amount
$11K$0$5K$10K$15K$20KAssociate's
Careers
Recommended careers for those with a degree in this program
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
  1. Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
  2. Specialized Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
  3. Chemical Technicians
  4. Chemical Plant and System Operators
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Explore schools that offer chemical process technology degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
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The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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this program is part of a larger collection of programs: Engineering and Science Technologies. Is there a different program that's close to this program that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in chemical process technology earned in the last academic year, 23% were women.
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Context: Percentage women
This major has a lower percentage of women than 79% other programs.
Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all chemical process technology graduates from this last academic year.
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Asian
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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 63% of other programs.