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. To develop skills to operate electronic or computerized control panels, read a variety of instruments to gauge pressure, flow, level, concentration, density, etc., adjust equipment, valves, pumps and controls, and troubleshoot process operations.
  2. To provide a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical reactions.
  3. To develop operator skills to monitor and troubleshoot process operations.
  4. To develop an awareness of, and concern for, good safety practices and procedures in the workplace.
  5. To develop skills to work independently or as a member of a team on a variety of different projects and tasks and to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

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