Process Piping Drafting

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Tuesday, April 15 at 7 pm in Macdonald Hall, Heritage Hall, SAIT Main Campus

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Program description

The Process Piping Drafting program focuses on 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.

The 34-week, full-time program consists of 30 weeks of instruction on the SAIT campus 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 are provided to students to aid in finding practicum placement.

On campus training takes place in the program's dedicated computer lab. All course materials (modules and textbooks) are provided to students and are included within the bundled tuition cost.

Your career

Graduates may find work as junior designers in a variety of organizations including EPC firms, oil and gas companies and equipment fabricators. Duties include the use of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software to prepare engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations and specification sheets.

Student success

  • 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.
  • Basic computer skills are being considered as Admission Requirements for the program in the future.