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School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

Sep 08, 2020
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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

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Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

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  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Become an expert on chemical processing and pipelines

The exciting energy sector has created a strong demand for well-trained professionals in the hydrocarbon/chemical processing and pipeline industries.

NAIT's Chemical Engineering Technology program readies you for employment in the oil and gas industry by providing the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for your success. This nationally accredited program focuses on hydrocarbon and chemical processing, upgrading of heavy oil and bitumen, and pulp and paper manufacturing. It also opens doors to further education should you desire to continue your professional development.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Chemical Engineering Technology is a 2-year diploma program that consists of four 15-week semesters. 

In year one, you'll develop foundational knowledge and skills around oil and gas processing techniques, safety and computer applications. You'll also brush up and grow your math, physics, statistics and calculus abilities. 

In the second year of the program you'll complete a 5-day training program at the world-class Energy Safety Canada Oil and Gas Production facilities in Nisku. You'll develop a real-world understanding of process theory while optimizing and troubleshooting working process equipment. 

Throughout the program you can expect to learn to:

  • Apply health and safety environmental practices
  • Operate and troubleshoot process equipment
  • Specify and size piping systems
  • Interpret and adjust instrumentation and control systems
  • Communicate effectively using written and oral skills and/or software applications
  • Model professionalism in industry environments

Field placement

Between years 1 and 2, you'll be assigned to a 3-week industry placement with a refinery, government agency or exploration and production (E&P), pipeline or oilfield service company. 

Enter the workforce with confidence

Graduates are in high demand with a wide range of employers in the following areas:

  • Oil and gas production and refining
  • Pipeline operations
  • Petrochemical and chemical production operations
  • Oil field service and supply
  • Chemical sales
  • Equipment design and fabrication

Learn more about Chemical Engineering Technologist employment opportunities at alis.alberta.ca

Become a trusted professional

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology. 

While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the following professional associations:

After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for professional accreditation. 

You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech). Diploma grads can earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. 

Learn more about NAIT's BTech program

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).   Find out more

Have questions? We've got answers 

Student Service Centre

  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.NAIT (6248)
  • Toll free: 1.877.333.NAIT (6248)

General program information

  • Bruce Reinders, Program Chair
  • Email: brucer@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.8999
 


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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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