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 in class and shop training at the College and workplace learning assignments.


Through this program of study, graduates acquire the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required to:

  1. Implement and install petroleum production equipment, power generation systems and general mechanical support systems.
  2. Operate and maintain petroleum production equipment, power generation systems and general mechanical support systems.
  3. Identify, troubleshoot and resolve technical mechanical problems.
  4. Apply foundational knowledge and skills in an industrial maintenance technician setting.
  5. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of technical teams.
  6. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Given the broad base of the mechanical field, graduates have employment opportunities in numerous industries, including oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical plants, manufacturing plants, engineering firms and government departments. With successful completion of the technician diploma, students are eligible for entry to the Mechanical Engineering Technology program to further enhance these skills and growth potential.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Mechanical Technician (Industrial Maintenance) program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission to and accepting transfer credit from CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.

Important Notes

This program may not be suitable for applicants who do not have normal colour perception. 

Students should be aware of the strenuous physical dexterity required in this training program. 

Employers will normally demand that all applicants undergo a physical capabilities assessment prior to hiring.

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:

+974 4495 2311

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    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 selected from Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics. One of these must be at the Grade 12 level and the other may be at the Grade 11 Level. Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended
    ​Minimum 50%
  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. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section - Mature Student Requirements, page 11)

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 Registrar’s Office.
  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.