Entry-level electro-mechanic operations and maintenance technicians install, maintain, and repair machinery and mechanical equipment. Working in Qatar’s naval forces, electro-mechanic operations and maintenance technicians read and interpret technical drawings, install, align, and dismantle mechanical equipment, and operate various devices and machine tools. They play key roles in pump, internal combustion engine, and compressor maintenance. Electro-mechanic operation and maintenance technicians generally work in various ship’s units focusing on preventative maintenance tasks which are required for various test equipment.

The applied, technical certificate program in Electro-Mechanic Operation and Maintenance prepares graduates for careers as entry-level electro-mechanic operators and maintainers in the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces. The program is competency-based with a mix of theory and practical skills development. Students will train in simulated work environments within CNA-Q’s workshops and pilot plants, using current industry standards, and industry-relevant tools and equipment.


Upon successful completion of the Electro-Mechanic Operation and Maintenance Technician program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Read and interpret technical drawings. 
  2. Use hand tools as required. 
  3. Use common power tools in industrial operations and maintenance to perform given tasks.
  4. Describe principles of electrical circuits. 
  5.  Describe how to use and manipulate formulas to analyze circuits. 
  6. Describe how to safely perform routine electrical measurements. 
  7. Operate hoisting and lifting devices. 
  8. Assemble, replace, repair, and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment using hand and power tools. 
  9. Follow standard operating procedures in performing plant maintenance. 
  10. Conduct preventative maintenance procedures on valves, heat exchangers, filters and strainers, couplings, seals, bearings, pumps, compressors and internal combustion engines. 
  11. Work as a team member for a variety of technical projects and tasks. 
  12. Apply safe work practices and maintain high standards of personal protection.

This program will integrate English language and mathematics training to simultaneously develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills.

The program will award approximately 42 credits, with approximately 2,180 training hours (1,375 of which are technical training hours). 

Trainees will be awarded a certificate-level credential upon successful completion of the program entitled Electro-Mechanic Operation and Maintenance Technician.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Electro-Mechanic Operation and Maintenance Technician program find employment within the government, public, and private installing maintaining and repairing stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation, with an overall average of 50% or higher; 
  2. Obtain an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) score of 20 or higher*; and 
  3. Completion of the Math Placement Test (GMP).

* Applicants who do not obtain an OOPT score of 20 or higher, may be considered on an individual basis and placed on an alternate plan of study that includes an individualized remedial English training plan. 

Applicants who provide evidence of English language proficiency strong enough to study in the program will be exempt from having to take English foundation courses. 

Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section – Mature Student Requirements, page 15).


Applicants should be aware that strenuous physical dexterity is required for this program. * Employers will normally demand that applicants undergo a physical capabilities assessment prior to hiring.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Electro-Mechanic Operation and Maintenance Technician program will have the opportunity to transfer selected credits to the School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades certificate and diploma programs at CNA-Q. Graduates may be required to undertake further coursework in language studies and/or academics in order to qualify for transfer. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.