Why Choose Industrial Chemistry Technology?
Students in the Industrial Chemistry Technology program are trained in general, organic, analytical and instrumental chemistry. In addition, specialty classes focus on the chemical industry, safety issues and statistical process control.
The Industrial Chemistry Technology courses also provide an excellent gateway into other science-based majors, including biology, chemistry, optometry, and pharmacy. This program is designed to give students the improved laboratory skills and analytical abilities that will help them to excel in other four-year programs.
All classes are taught by faculty with many years of experience in industrial chemistry. The Ferris Industrial Chemistry Technology program is one of only a few such programs approved by the American Chemical Society.
Get a Great Job
Industries throughout Michigan and the Midwest are using increasingly sophisticated chemical procedures. Consequently, industrial leaders are becoming more concerned about health hazards and safety factors. These companies need better-trained chemistry technicians, and many managers seek Ferris graduates to fill the demand.
Graduates find jobs in a variety of industries, including chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, environmental, paint, food, automotive, petroleum and personal care products.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.
The Industrial Chemistry Technology program leads to an associate in applied science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website as well as all Industrial Chemistry Technology program coursework.
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