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Pipeline Operations

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

The Pipeline Operations program prepares graduates to operate pipelines safely and efficiently in compliance with industry standards and regulations. This program provides learners with a foundational knowledge of pipeline systems, operations and equipment. Areas of study are focused on day to day operations and include: design, construction, leak detection, flow measurement, integrity, and maintenance of pipelines.

In addition to the Pipeline Operations role, there are other operational roles that will benefit from completing this certificate. Maintenance Mechanics, Compressor Station Operators, Compressor Mechanics/Operators, Integrity Technologists, Instrumentation Technicians, Electrical Technicians, Welders/Welding Technicians, Valve Maintenance Technicians, Equipment Operators and Environmental Technicians with no previous pipeline training or experience will benefit greatly from completing this program as it will help them to become more effective in their jobs within the pipeline industry. 

Health & Safety Advisors new to the pipeline industry and looking for context will also greatly benefit from this course. This certificate is also useful for Field Maintenance Managers/Superintendents/Foremen with relevant experience in another industry needing to augment their experience with specific pipeline operations information (for example those leaving a military role to become civilians). Construction Operators, Technologists, Supervisors, and Engineers who are new to the pipeline industry will find this program very valuable as well.

Development of this program is funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Plains Midstream Canada.


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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
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Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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