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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.


Because industries are using increasingly sophisticated chemical procedures, and industrial leaders are becoming more concerned about health hazards and safety factors.

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.

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