This program is designed to prepare students for entry into a mechanical environment. Further training in the mechanical field would qualify the student as a mechanical technician in Qatar’s oil and gas industry.

A mechanical technician installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs stationary industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, and automated and robotic systems. Mechanical technicians are most often involved with installing, maintaining, repairing, and removing machinery and equipment in industrial plants and factories. This program is designed to cover theory and practical components necessary for a student preparing to become a mechanical technician. Emphasis will be on developing the relevant hands-on skills necessary to perform the duties associated with this occupation. The training consists of alternating semesters of inclass and shop training at the College and workplace learning assignments.


  1. To develop basic skills and knowledge required for work as a mechanical technician focusing on areas such as:
    • Installing, aligning, dismantling and moving stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment
    • Operating hoisting and lifting devices
    • Inspecting, adjusting, maintaining and troubleshooting machinery, power transmission, vacuum, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    • Assembling machinery and equipment using hand and power tools and welding equipment
    • Constructing foundations for machinery
    • Operating machine tools such as lathes and milling machines
  2. To develop an awareness of, and concern for, good safety practices and procedures in the workplace.
  3. To develop skills to work independently or as a member of a team on a variety of different projects and tasks and to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

Career Opportunities

The competencies acquired in this program will prepare the graduate for careers in a wide variety of occupational settings such as oil refineries, petrochemical and chemical companies, electrical power companies, oil and natural gas companies, industrial processing plants, primary steel producers, and machinery and equipment manufacturers.


The curriculum is being designed to reflect competencies throughout the program. Support units will include language studies, communications, mathematics, science, and computer applications.

Discipline-specific courses include hand tools, power tools, power transmission, lubrication, bearings, rigging, welding, thermal cutting, prime movers, layout and machine foundations, alignment, pumps and valves, seals and gaskets, hydraulics, pneumatics, compressors, maintenance planning and scheduling, material handling systems, occupational health and safety, and technical drawing.

Workplace learning semesters alternate with College shop and classroom semesters as part of the training program. These semesters provide students the opportunity to gain valuable related work experience.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's Technician Preparatory Program! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

Rebecca David

+974 4495 2311