"NEED A CAREER CHANGE?" The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is offering a unique opportunity for employed individuals to earn a degree in Chemical Technology by attending classes on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Graduates of this two-year program find great jobs with attractive starting salaries in local chemical, environmental, biotechnical and pharmaceutical laboratories. Job placement is nearly 100% and credits transfer to four-year colleges.
The chemical industry continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Even in this flagging economy there was 100 % job placement for the graduating class of 2010. The need for trained technicians in quality control, analysis, and research and development laboratories is extensive. The two-year Chemical Technology Program prepares the student to enter the chemical field in any one of a variety of capacities: chemical research technician, laboratory assistant, chemical production technician, junior chemist or analytical technician. The program is structured to develop a fundamental understanding of general, organic and analytical chemistry, with emphasis on laboratory applications and techniques. Consistent with the program's philosophy of unifying practice and theory, lecture and laboratory hours are not specified independently.
Students who successfully complete this program will receive an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. A Certificate in Chemical Technology is also available by completing Chemical Technology I through Chemical Technology IV, English Composition and one math class.
This program was the first in the country to be accredited by the American Chemical Society.