An electrical technician installs, operates, tests and repairs electrical equipment and electronic controls. Working in Qatar’s Energy and Industry sector (E & I), an electrical technician carries out routine maintenance checks, ensuring that the testing and calibration of equipment are conducted according to standard operating procedures and manufacturer guidelines. Electrical technicians generally work in the maintenance departments of factories, plants, refineries and other industrial establishments.

The Technician Certificate (Electrical)program prepares graduates for entry into a career as technicians in the electrical field within Qatar’s E & I sector. The program is competency-based, with two workplace learning components carried out within the students’ sponsoring company: a 4-week workplace orientation in the first half of the program, and a 24-week worksite practicum at the end.

This program is designed to be delivered using a block training schedule of 12-week semesters. Note: Students in the Technician Certificate (Electrical) program will receive extensive preparatory Foundation Mathematics and English training upon entry to the program subject to their results on applicable Math and English Placement Tests.


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

  1. Install, examine, replace and repair electrical wiring.
  2. Test electrical and electronic    equipment.
  3. Conduct preventative maintenance procedures to switch gears,  transformers, electric motors,    generators and electrical control systems.
  4. Read and interpret electrical drawings. 
  5. Work as a member of a team in a  variety of technical projects and tasks.
  6. Apply safe work practices and personal protection.

Career Opportunities

Electrical technicians find employment with oil refineries, petrochemical and chemical companies, electrical power companies, oil and natural gas companies, electrical construction firms and primary steel producers.


Graduates of the Technician Certificate (Electrical) program will have the opportunity to transfer selected credits to Engineering Technology diploma programs at CNA-Q. Graduates may be required to undertake further coursework in Language Studies and/or Academics in order to qualify for transfer. 

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 Counselling and Resource Centre.

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 inquiries:

Rebecca David

+974 4495 2311

Entrance requirements

The program entrance requirements for the Technician Certificate program are as follows: 

  • High school completion with an overall   average of 50% or higher
  • Male
  • Under 30 years of age
  • Obtain a CEFR level A2.2 or greater;
  • Obtain required score on CNA-Q Math Placement Test
  • Clearances from the following bodies:
    •  Ministry of Administrative (Development, Labour and SocialAffairs (ADLSA)
    • Ministry of Interior (MOI)
    • General Headquarters Qatar Air Force (GHQAF) 
  •  Medical fitness as determined by Qatar 
  • Director of Administration (DA) approval