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Carbon Transportation


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40 Hours




Start Dates

December 4, 2023 | January 8, 2024

Registration Deadlines

December 1, 2023 | January 5, 2024

About this microcredential

Carbon Transportation covers the fundamental characteristics and properties of CO2, technical aspects and various means of transportation, and implications, benefits, limitations, and regulations associated with the transportation of CO2. Our industry-trained instructor will be a knowledgeable resource to you as you work through this 40-hour, online course. This course has been designed to upskill the workforce with experience in operations or maintenance of gaseous and/or liquid fuel pipelines.

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: Introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage 

Microcredentials in this series:

What will you learn?

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and properties of CO2 including compression and hydraulics and implications for CO2 transportation.
  • Assess the technical readiness, benefits and limitations associated with types of CO2 transportation.
  • Evaluate application of different modes of carbon transportation including strengths and challenges.
  • Detail current and emerging carbon transportation regulations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply knowledge of pipeline transportation of CO2 gas to the selection, operation and maintenance of appropriate equipment and systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply knowledge of pipeline transportation of liquid CO2 to the selection, operation and maintenance of appropriate equipment and systems.

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. Learners 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.