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.


  1. To develop the basic knowledge and practical skills required to meet initial performance standards needed by the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation industries. This would include knowledge and practical skills in:
    • Reading and interpreting drawings, blueprints and schematics
    • Consulting manufacturers’ manuals to determine testing and maintenance procedures
    • Using pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices to inspect and test instrument and system operation, and diagnose faults
    • Consulting with and advising of process operators
    • Repairing, maintaining and adjusting of system components or remove and replace defective parts
    • Calibrating and maintaining of components and instruments used to control or measure level, temperature, pressure, flow, or chemical composition
    • Installation and maintenance of instruments on new or existing plant equipment and processes
    • Theory of operation of pneumatic devices, final control elements, digital logic devices and computer based process control systems and the fundamentals of level, pressure, flow and temperature
    • Conducting preventative maintenance programs

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