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Carbon Capture Technologies


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40 Hours




Start Dates

January 7, 2024

Registration Deadlines

January 4, 2024

About this microcredential

In this 40-hour online course, our expert instructor will guide you through this overview of carbon capture technologies with a detailed focus on post-combustion technologies that are anticipated to be most widely deployed in the near term. This course has been designed to upskill process operations personnel with previous experience in process manufacturing industries including operators, engineers, and maintenance trades.

This microcredential is one of seven individual microcredentials that together comprise a Carbon Capture Certificate, a stacked microcredential program that allows learners to develop in-demand skills in Carbon Capturing. Upon successful completion of 30 hours taken in these stackable courses, up to a maximum of 143 hours, learners can obtain this Certificate of Completion.

Course Prerequisite:

Microcredentials in this series:

What will you learn?

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and properties of CO2 and implications for CCS deployment.
  • Describe current and emerging regulations that impact the deployment of CCS.
  • Describe the different carbon capture technologies and processes and their technical readiness, benefits and limitations.
  • Outline sector-specific applications for CCS including strengths and challenges.
  • Provide an overview of post-combustion carbon capture technology and processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the selection and operation of equipment used and their specifications/parameters.

You’ll demonstrate your skill and knowledge acquisition through quizzes, written assignments, and exams. This online course is structured and guided. All coursework must be completed as per the course schedule and no later than the course end date.

SAIT courses that qualify for a microcredential are assigned a Letter Grade. Students will earn a digital badge from our partner Credly upon successful completion of the microcredential course.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

Canada’s target is to reduce emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030. One of Canada’s greatest opportunities to reduce emissions is CCS.

A qualified talent pool is required to increase the scalability and affordability of CCS as a pathway to net zero. Workers that know how to design, construct, operate and maintain CCS infrastructure are needed. This includes engineers, geoscience professionals, operators, trades and technologists, and energy services personnel.

CCS technology advancements offer Canada’s workforce career transition and development opportunities. There are sufficient similarities between the skills and knowledge required for the CCS value chain and existing industries to enable workers to acquire necessary CCS skills through microcredentials and participate in the important work associated with progressing Canada’s low-carbon economy.