Florissant Valley
Chemical Technology

Results and Conclusions

Those skills / competencies that had a standard deviation outside of -1 are very helpful in answering the other questions of this study. Table IV lists in an abbreviated form those skills and competencies that are more than one negative standard deviation from the mean.

Table IV [-1 Standard Deviation]
Total Quality Management for Suppliers and Producers
Handling radioactive Material
Sample Collection in the plant
Sample Collection in Environmental Systems
Crushing and Grinding Equipment
Process Valves
Welding and Soldering
Batch and Continuous Reactors
Mixing and Blending Equipment
Process Distillation Equipment
Electrical Component Analysis
Hardness and Tensile Strength Tests
Classical Gravimetric Analysis
Gel Electrophoreses
Acid/Base Setup Calculations
Ksp Calculations

Electro analytical techniques and Instruments
Ion Selective Electrodes
Use of Kinetics and Thermodynamic Data and Calculations
Use of Dry Boxes
Infrared Reflectance Spectrophotometry
X-Ray Analysis
Electron Microscope
Capillary Electrophoreses
Computer Molecular Modeling
Biotechnology Techniques
Restriction Mapping
Nucleic Acid Sequencing
Harvest Microorganisms
Perform Western, Northern, and Southern Blotting
Perform Sterile Technique
Perform PCR Techniques
Precipitate, Solubilize, and Concentrate Protein


With regards to Question (2) it is apparent that our students do very little chemical process technician work. The chemical industry in St. Louis pretty much employs our students to do what they have been trained for. St. Louis is a union town, which may produce a barrier to this type of activity by our graduates because of the union control of chemical operators.  

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