The Study of Chemistry

The chemistry department seeks to provide a quality experience in chemical education by offering a variety of undergraduate chemistry courses that provide a solid foundation, emphasizing both theory and application, by pairing lecture and lab coursework.

Lakeland commits to providing low student-to-instructor ratios and the chemistry faculty are committed to providing individual attention for each student. The chemistry faculty are dedicated to upholding high academic standards and maintaining high quality, well-equipped labs where students receive individual instruction and carry out chemical experiments that involve "hands-on" use of current technology and instrumental analysis.

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Career Opportunities

Successful completion of an Associate of Science with an emphasis in chemistry or the Chemical Technician Certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations.  Below are examples, some of which may include additional degree work at a transfer institution.  Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for a medical and clinical laboratory technician was $58,530 and for a soil and plant scientist was $58,600.  See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Chemists
  • Chemical technician
  • Chemical engineer
  • Soil and plant scientists
  • Food scientists and technologists
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technicians
  • Quality control analysts
  • Chemical plant and systems operator
  • Biochemists and biophysicists

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Chemistry Facilities

Chemistry classes are held in spacious and well-equipped laboratories that have the latest tools and equipment.  Our facilities and curriculum are designed for students pursuing careers in chemistry or the health technologies and our courses are taught by faculty who bring a broad array of experiences to the classroom including work as medical practitioners and scientists.

Get Involved

Students interested in chemistry, health technologies, transfer, or sciences are encouraged to get involved:

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Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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