Technicians in electronics and telecommunications install, operate, test and repair electrical equipment and electronic controls. Working in Qatar’s naval forces, electronics and telecommunications systems technicians carry out routine maintenance checks, ensuring that the testing and calibration of equipment is conducted according to standard operating procedures and manufacturers’ guidelines. Naval electronics and telecommunications technicians generally work in the electronics and telecommunications departments of ships, and/or naval related base units. 

The applied technical program in Electronics and Telecommunications Systems prepare graduates for entry into a career in electronics and telecommunications systems in the State of 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.

 Trainees will receive workplace safety training at the beginning of the program. Safety principles are reinforced and embedded throughout every course and technical tasks are completed during the program.


Upon successful completion of the Electronics and Telecommunications Systems Technician program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic operating principles and applications of electrical and electronic circuits. 
  2. Use basic drawings to create and trace electric circuits. 
  3. Install, examine, replace, and repair electrical wiring. 
  4. Test electrical and electronic equipment. 
  5. Connect and operate UPSs and inverters following safe procedures. 
  6. Conduct preventative maintenance procedures to switch gears, transformers, electric motors, generators, and electrical control systems.
  7.  Describe the fundamentals of radio frequency, radar, and microwave systems. 
  8. Explain how antennas and transmitters work in wireless data communication systems. 
  9. Work as a team member for a variety of technical projects and tasks. 
  10. Apply safe work practices and maintain high standards of personal protection.

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

The program stream will award approximately 49 credits, with approximately 2,190 training hours (1,385 of which are technical training hours). 

Trainees will be awarded a certificate-level credential upon successful completion of the program entitled Electronics and Telecommunications Systems Technician.

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). 

Notes: * 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 Electronics and Telecommunications Systems Technician program will have the opportunity to transfer selected credits to School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades certificate and diploma programs at CNA-Q. Graduates maybe 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 are available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.