The Associate of Science with a major in chemical methods program helps you prepare for a career as a chemical technician. Many industries have found it desirable to employ persons with a basic knowledge of chemistry. Such industries may be concerned with implementing or monitoring safe waste-disposal procedures, conducting standardized testing that uses routine chemical procedures, observing and measuring properties of materials following some type of compounding procedure, or recording data and making calculations that require some knowledge of chemistry. The A.S. with the major in chemical methods is a technical degree designed to meet such needs and is not recommended for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s program.
To earn the A.S. with a major in chemical methods, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and complete the following courses. In addition, you must earn a grade of C or higher for each of the chemistry core courses.