Process Piping Drafting
Free information session: Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 pm
Winter 2016 start: applications are accepted June 3, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015.
Fall 2016 start: applications are accepted Oct. 21, 2015 to May 31, 2016.
Winter 2017 start: applications open June 1, 2016.
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
The Process Piping Drafting - Fast Track program provides you with design skills coupled with a practical knowledge of processing equipment and project specifications. The program is designed around the natural gas processing field, but covers piping systems common to many related fields; such as, oil and gas pipelining, petroleum refining, oil sands, petrochemical, pulp and paper, fertilizer and food and beverage processing.
Training takes place on-campus in the program's dedicated computer lab. All course materials (modules and textbooks) are provided to you and are included within the bundled tuition cost.
This fast-track certificate program is 34-weeks in length, consisting of 30 weeks of instruction and a four-week practicum located in industry. The practicum (paid or unpaid) is required for successful completion of this program. Job search training and assistance is provided to students to aid in securing a practicum placement.
There are two intakes per year. The first intake accepts students in September and the second intake accepts students in January.
Note: This program utilizes a delivery method consisting of a combination of both e-Learning and in-class instruction. SAIT issued laptops are not provided. .
Graduates may find work as junior drafters in a variety of organizations including EPC firms, oil and gas companies and equipment fabricators. Duties include the use of CADD software to aid Senior Drafters in the preparation of engineering drawings from preliminary concepts and/or sketches, to engineering calculations and specification sheets.
- Graduates of the Process Piping Drafting program have a 100% employment rate
This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy; students who experience success are those who make their education a priority during the 34 weeks of the program.
Draftspersons are detail oriented and enjoy working in a team environment.
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Process Piping Drafting
- Phone: 403.284.8430