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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/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.

For learners who are pursuing the full certificate program, we recommend you take these courses in the order listed on

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
Admission Requirements

There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can begin registering for courses anytime by clicking a course name or calling 403.284.7248. Once you have registered for at least one course and have a SAIT student ID number, consider filling out and submitting the Program Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar. Contact information for the Office of the Registrar is located in the upper corner of the form.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated July 23, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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