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

An instrumentation technician repairs, maintains, calibrates, adjusts and installs industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation. This instrumentation makes sure that all machines in a plant are safe and running correctly. This program is designed to cover theory and practical components necessary for a student preparing to become an instrumentation 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. Calibrate and maintain instrument components used to control or  measure level, pressure, flow and   temperature.
  2. Consult manufacturers’ manuals to determine testing and maintenance   procedures.
  3. Use pneumatic, electrical, and electronic testing devices to inspect and test plant instruments.
  4. Read and interpret instrumentation   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

With industry becoming increasingly automated, instrumentation technicians are needed virtually anywhere there are control and metering systems. They are employed in the following industries: petrochemical, oil and natural gas companies, industrial chemicals manufacturers, electricity power generating companies, primary steel producers, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies, fertilizer production companies, and industrial instrument servicing.


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, fasteners, electrical theory, instrument measurement, process systems and equipment, controls, digital automation, occupational health and safety, electronics and analyzers. 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

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