Chemical engineers combine their engineering training with a knowledge of chemistry to transform the laboratory work of chemists into commercial realities. They are most frequently involved in designing and operating chemical production facilities and manufacturing facilities that use chemicals (or chemical processes) in their production of goods.
The work of chemical engineers can be seen in a wide variety of products that affect our daily lives, including plastics, building materials, food products, pharmaceuticals, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibers, and petroleum products. Chemical engineers also play a major role in keeping our environment clean by creating ways to clean up the problems of the past, prevent pollution in the future, and extend our shrinking natural resources. For more information on Chemical Engineering contact the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (see link at left).
To pursue Chemical Engineering you should work with an Engineering Faculty Advisor (see below) as soon as possible to develop a plan of study leading to the Associate of Science Degree. It is especially critical to meet with a faculty advisor if you tested into a math class lower than MATH& 151 or an English class lower than ENGL& 101, or if you haven't had high school chemistry or physics. If you haven't yet taken the Accuplacer test for placement contact the Student Entry Advising Center as soon as possible, but BEFORE contacting the faculty advisor.
Contact a Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jeff Brown