This program is designed to prepare students for entry into an electrical environment. Further training in the electrical field would qualify the student as an electrical technician in Qatar’s oil and gas industry The program is competency based with an on the job training component, which is conducted by the students sponsored student's company.

An electrical technician installs, maintains, tests, troubleshoots and repairs electrical equipment and other types of electrical and electronic controls on various types of equipment. Electrical technicians generally work in the maintenance departments of factories, plants, refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial establishments. This program is designed to cover theory and practical components necessary for a student preparing to become an electrical 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.


  1. To develop the basic knowledge and practical skills required to meet initial performance standards needed by the electrical industry. This would include knowledge and practical skills in:
    • Reading and interpreting drawings, blueprints and schematics
    • Installing, examining, replacing or repairing electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, etc.
    • Testing electrical and electronic equipment
    • Maintaining, repairing, installing and testing switchgear, transformers, switchboard metres, regulators, reactors, electric motors, generators, alternators, hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
    • Troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing industrial, electrical and electronic control systems
    • Conducting preventative maintenance programs
    • Installing, maintaining and calibrating industrial instrumentation and related devices
  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

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.


The curriculum is 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, fasteners, electrical theory, electrical codes, single-phase and three-phase theory, conduit, tubing and fittings, wiring, protective devices, distribution equipment, raceways, wireways and busways, lighting and controls, instrumentation, motor starters and controllers, power supply and rectifiers, solid state devices, programmable logic controller, fundamental programming, AC units, fibre optics, 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. Program is competency based with an O.T.J training the sponsored companies.

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