Process Piping Drafting

Free information session: Tuesday, Sept.20, 2016
Lower level atrium, Aldred Centre, SAIT Main Campus
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Winter 2017 start: applications are accepted June 1, 2016 to Jan. 6, 2017.
Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.

  •  34-week certificate program
  •  Fall and Winter intakes
  •  Four-week practicum

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Program description

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 full-time, 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.

Your Career

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.

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.

Mark Beauliua, PPD lead Vista IMV JV Corporation, gives advice on the program and how to advance and succeed in the industry.
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