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delcastleDelcastle Technical High School

Support chemists in researching, processing, and quality control in the chemical manufacturing field.

Program Description

The Chemical Laboratory Technology program is designed to prepare students to perform basic chemistry laboratory techniques, relate theoretical concepts to laboratory techniques, perform stoichiometric calculations common to chemistry laboratory work, maintain and operate the more common instruments and equipment used as tools of analysis or synthesis, inventory, order and store chemical supplies, and demonstrate proper safety procedures, cleanliness, precision, and care when performing laboratory operations. In addition, students are expected to be able to interpret, analyze, and interpret facts and ideas graphically, orally, and in writing upon completing the course. Chemical Lab Technologists work with chemicals and chemical engineers to develop, sell, and utilize chemicals, related products, and equipment. This career program can be the first step toward a chemical lab technologist position at above-average income or provide excellent preparation for continuing education.

Chem Lab students are able to earn college credit through Tech Prep Agreements with area colleges.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Chemical Equipment Operator
  • Chemical Plant Operator

Employment opportunities requiring 2-years of specialized training after high school:

  • Chemical Lab Technician.