This program is designed to prepare students for entry into a process operations environment. Process operators monitor, adjust, operate, and maintain processing units and equipment in a variety of industrial plants. They diagnose and solve problems related to systems operations in petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical companies, and industrial, agricultural and specialty chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

This program is designed to cover theory and practical components necessary for a student preparing to become a process operator. Emphasis will be on developing the relevant hands-on skills necessary to operate and maintain processing units. The training consists of alternating semesters of in-class and shop training at the College and workplace learning assignments.


  1. Read and interpret process diagrams.
  2. Read instruments to gauge pressure,   flow, level, concentration, and density.
  3. Operate process control systems.
  4. Adjust equipment, valves, pumps, and   controls.
  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

The competencies acquired in this program will prepare the graduate for careers in a wide variety of industries where manufacturing and processing are key elements in their operations. Companies involved with petroleum, petrochemical, gas producing, and industrial and agricultural manufacturing processes have an ever-increasing need for skilled process operators.


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, piping, pipe fittings and valves, process static equipment, process rotating equipment, electricity, instrumentation, oil, gas, GTL processes, utilities and operator duties, 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.

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