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

A mechanical technician installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs stationary industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, and automated and robotic systems. Mechanical technicians are most often involved with installing, maintaining, repairing, and removing machinery and equipment in industrial plants and factories. This program is designed to cover theory and practical components necessary for a student preparing to become a mechanical 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.


Through this program of study, graduates acquire the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required to:

  1. Implement and install petroleum production equipment, power generation systems and general mechanical support systems.
  2. Operate and maintain petroleum production equipment, power generation systems and general mechanical support systems.
  3. Identify, troubleshoot and resolve technical mechanical problems.
  4. Apply foundational knowledge and skills in an industrial maintenance technician setting.
  5. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of technical teams.
  6. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Given the broad base of the mechanical field, graduates have employment opportunities in numerous industries, including oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical plants, manufacturing plants, engineering firms and government departments. With successful completion of the technician diploma, students are eligible for entry to the Mechanical Engineering Technology program to further enhance these skills and growth potential.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Mechanical Technician (Industrial Maintenance) program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission to and accepting transfer credit from CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.

Important Notes

This program may not be suitable for applicants who do not have normal colour perception. 

Students should be aware of the strenuous physical dexterity required in this training program. 

Employers will normally demand that all applicants undergo a physical capabilities assessment prior to hiring.

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:

+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