A process operator monitors, adjusts, operates, and maintains processing units and equipment in industrial plants. Working in Qatar’s Energy and Industry (E & I) sector, a process operator diagnoses and solves problems related to systems operations in petroleum, natural gas processing, petrochemical, industrial, agricultural, specialty chemical, and pharmaceutical companies.
The Technician Certificate (Process Operations) program prepares graduates for entry into a career as technicians in the process operations field within Qatar’s E & I sector. The program is competency-based, with two workplace learning components carried out within the students’ sponsoring company: a 4-week workplace orientation in the first half of the program, and a 24-week worksite practicum at the end. Students receive workplace safety training at the beginning of the program, with safety principles reinforced throughout every course and technical task in the program. Program courses include a series of courses in Steam, Air and Electricity Supply, Pipework, Valve, and Distillation Systems, as well as Pump Operation, Prime Movers, Compressors, Turbo Expanders, and Reactors.
This program is designed to be delivered using a block training
schedule within 12-week semesters.
Note: Students in the Technician Certificate (Process Operations)
program will receive extensive preparatory Foundation Mathematics
and English training upon entry to the program subject to their
results on applicable Math and English Placement Tests