This degree will serve as preparation for an entry-level job as a chemical technician in an industrial laboratory. You will take field trips to visit industrial laboratories, and you may apply for the chemical laboratory practicum—actual work in a chemistry laboratory—during your second year of study.

This degree is especially valuable if you are employed in industry and want to increase your chances for advancement. When you finish the program, you may want to continue working toward your four-year bachelor's degree in chemistry