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The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of scientific research and development. (CIP Code #41)

Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Biology Technician; Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology; Chemical Process Technology; Physical Science Technologies 

Prominent figures related to this curriculum:

Sciences Technologies, Robert Bunsen
Robert Bunsen by Juan J. Martinez


Robert Bunsen (1811-1899)
German chemist invented the widely-used "bunsen burner"
William D. Coollidge (1873-1975)
American physicist contributed to the invention of the X-Ray machine
Zacharias Janson (1580-1638)
Created the first compound microscope, used by science technicians today

Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.

Biological Technicians: $40,900
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders: $45,580
Chemical Plant & System Operators: $52,150
Chemical Technicians: $43,710

Environmental Science & Protection Technicians: $43,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science Technicians: $42,910
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators: $73,510
Nuclear Technicians: $66,910

 

The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:

 
 
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
    Instructional content is defined in code 41.0101.
  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.
    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of scientific research and development.
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial, and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, protein purification, biologic synthesis, assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, bioprocessing, chromatography and bioseparation, genetic technology, laboratory and hazardous materials safety, and computer applications.
  • Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians.
    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 41.0204 - 41.0299.
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician.
    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills to the operation of industrial and research testing equipment using radioisotopes. Includes instruction in x-ray analysis of materials, nondestructive testing and inspection of materials, and continuous measurement of paper or metal thickness.
  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician.
    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of research scientists and operating engineers engaged in the running of nuclear reactors, and in nuclear materials processing and disposal. Includes instruction in basic nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, monitoring and safety procedures, radioactive materials handling and disposal, equipment maintenance and operation, and record keeping.
  • Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other.
    Any instructional program in nuclear and industrial radiologic technologies not listed above.
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians.
    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 41.0301 - 41.0399.
  • Chemical Technology/Technician.
    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of chemical and biochemical research and industrial operations. Includes instruction in principles of chemistry and biochemistry, technical mathematics, computer applications, radiochemistry, industrial biochemistry, chemical instrumentation, physical chemistry, laboratory research methods, industrial processing methods and equipment, and test equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.
    Any instructional program in physical science technologies not listed above.
 
 
 

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