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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 the day to day operations and include:

  • design,
  • construction,
  • leak detection,
  • flow measurement,
  • integrity,
  • and maintenance of pipelines.

In addition to the Pipeline Operations role, other operational roles 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.

Health & Safety Advisors new to the pipeline industry and looking for context will also benefit from this course.

This certificate is also useful for Field Maintenance Managers, Superintendents, Foremen who have relevant experience in another industry needing to augment their expertise 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 valuable.

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

Group training solutions

If you are looking to train multiple employees, want customized training or flexible delivery options, contact our Corporate Training Solutions team.


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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

  • 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 requirements for admission. However, registration for all non-credit courses and certificate programs require a student account.

If you need a new student account:

To register for a continuing education course or certificate program of your choice:

  • Log into your student account as an existing user from the student login page
  • Go to the course or certificate program’s page and add it to your shopping cart**
  • Click on the shopping cart icon and fill out the required registration form
  • Make your payment to complete the registration

*Once you've set up your student account, you can log in as an existing user to make purchases, such as registering for courses and programs. Your account also provides access to your student profile, including enrolment history and course schedule. You'll receive further instructions on how to access mySAIT and Brightspace (D2L), as well as a Student ID number.

**If you are working toward a certificate, you must apply from the certificate program page. Your student record will be updated making it easier to monitor your progress, check your graduation requirements or transfer credits in the future. At the time of certificate completion, we will automatically audit your courses to ensure all requirements have been met.

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 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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