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.


    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 switchgears,  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.
  5. 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.


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

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
  • Qatari nationality
  • Male
  • Under 30 years of age
  • Pass the CNA-Q English Placement Test
  • 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 
  •  Petroleum’s Standard Medical Test
  • Director of Administration (DA) approval
  • Sponsored from a company within E&I