​ 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. 

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 team, often lead junior technicians, and occupy roles such as Senior Technicians and Shift Supervisors.


  • 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.
  • This program is under review and a revised study plan will come into effect on January 2020. Please check the website for any changes or updates to this Academic Calendar for 2020.

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 inquiries:

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

  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.


The Chemical Processing Technology (Three Year Diploma) program at CNA-Q is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) www.ctab.ca

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.