​ The Chemical Processing Technology three-year diploma prepares graduates to apply scientific, engineering, business and project management principles to assist in the design, operation, analysis, optimization, troubleshooting, control, and supervision 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 find employment in oil and gas companies​, refineries, petrochemical plants, power plants, and manufacturing plants.

Students can exit after two years to earn a Chemical Processing Technician Diploma.


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

  1. Apply hands-on skills needed to assist in the 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 good 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
  7. Perform advanced mathematical and statistical calculations to applied science and engineering technology problems
  8. Obtain and report the results of analyses and tests clearly, accurately, and effectively to others
  9. Apply current industry practices of project management and business principles
  10. Apply leadership and supervisory skills effectively within a team environment
  11. Research, analyze, document, communicate, and defend a technology report relating to a significant chemical processing technology-related issue.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Chemical Processing Technology diploma program will find employment in various chemical processing industries such as oil and gas production, petrochemicals, fertilizers and other manufacturing operations. Graduates will be involved in the routine operation and maintenance of chemical processing facilities, with increased opportunities to provide supervision of production line operations. Graduates of the program report to the engineering such as Senior Technicians and Shift Supervisors. Students of the program have an exit option after the second year and can graduate with a Chemical Processing Technician Diploma.

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 Registrar’s Office 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 and Industrial Trades

+974 4495 2295

Entrance requirements

  1. ​1. Graduation from the Chemical Process Technician program ​
  2. 2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) 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 AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
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

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.