The Chemical Processing Technician two-year diploma prepares graduates to apply scientific and engineering principles to assist in the design, operation, analysis, optimization and troubleshooting of processing operations. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills required to work safely in plant operations while dealing with the increasing complexity of equipment and control systems found in modern processing industries.

Graduates can continue a third year to achieve a Chemical Processing Technology three-year diploma.


Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply hands-on skills needed to assist in the design, operation, and troubleshooting of chemical processing units and equipment.
  2. Perform procedures within the chemical process technology environment in accordance with established workplace safety protocols.
  3. Apply communication and computer skills required for successful correspondence with chemists, engineers, technologists, technicians and other colleagues.
  4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills required for workplace team settings.
  5. Apply problem-solving methodologies to real-life situations through practice in the classroom and laboratory environments.
  6. Perform quality control procedures to optimize chemical processes/equipment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Chemical Processing Technician diploma program will find employment in various chemical processing industries such as oil and gas production, petrochemicals, fertilizers and other process operations. Graduates will be involved in the routine operation and optimization of chemical processing facilities, occupying roles such as Junior Technician or Field Operator. With successful completion of the technician diploma, students may transfer to the third year of the technology program to graduate with a Chemical Processing Technology Diploma to further enhance these skills and growth potential.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Chemical Processing Technology program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions.

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 and Registration Department
or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre. 

Staff in both these offices will provide support and assistance to CNA-Q graduates seeking to further their post-secondary studies. For more information, please refer to the Program Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades ! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Engineering Technology

+974 4495 2300

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the criteria outlined in the table below:
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)

    Minimum 60%
    ​Or Advanced Mathematics 
    (Grade 12 level)
    ​Minimum 50%
    Two Science courses (Grade 12) Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended.Minimum 50%
  2. The required score on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT)and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form, received within two years, with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the OOPT. For score requirements on other internationally recognized tests, such as the TOEFL test, contact the Admissions & Registration Department.
Note: 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.

Language proficiency Requirements

Students entering the Chemical Processing Technician program must meet English language proficiency requirements by obtaining one of the following:

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department.

  2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.

Important Notes

  • This program may not be suitable for applicants who do not have normal colour perception.
  • Employers will normally demand that all applicants undergo a physical capabilities assessment prior to hiring.