What is ICT?
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What is Industrial Chemistry Technology
To answer the demands of industry for well-trained personnel and to
offer educational opportunities, Ferris State University has the
industrial chemistry technology program leading to the associate in
applied science degree.The program provides basic training in organic,
inorganic and analytical chemistry. In the second year, specialty courses
in industrial chemistry train the student in procedures used in modern
laboratories. Completion requires a minimum of 63 credit hours.
Graduates of this program perform analyses with GC, UV-Visible
spectroscopy, FT-IR, atomic absorption spectroscopy and other modern
instrumental techniques. They may find employment in the following
fields: pharmaceuticals, plastics, food, cosmetics, paints, petroleum and
industrial chemicals. Entering positions are generally classified as
laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, analyst, technologist and
research assistant. Advancement in the field of chemistry is possible in
quality control research and production.
Through the use of field trips and visiting lecturers, the program
acquaints students with modern chemical plant operations. The student is
trained to be a capable laboratory technologist, prepared for the varied
laboratory programs found in industry.
Why choose Industrial Chemical Technology?
Companies throughout Michigan and the Midwest hire ICT program graduates.
Why?Because industries are using increasingly sophisticated chemical
procedures, and industrial leaders are becoming more concerned about health hazards and
These industries need better-trained chemistry technicians, and managers
seek Ferris graduates to fill the demand. As a result, salaries for
industrial chemistry technicians are on the rise.
Graduates find jobs in a variety of industries, including chemical,
plastics, pharmaceutical, environmental, paint, food, automotive,
petroleum, and personal care products.