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Introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

About this microcredential

In this 15-hour Introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) course, you’ll gain an overview of the carbon capture and storage chain of technologies and their application, with a focus on Canada in particular. Delivered online asynchronously, our industry-experienced instructor will engage you throughout the course where you’ll gain knowledge about CCS’s role in advancing Canada’s sustainable energy system, as well as explore emerging uses for CO2 capture, benefits, challenges and the socio-economic impacts of developing Canada’s CCS sector. This course has been designed for anyone interested in learning more about CCS.

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.

This microcredential is a prerequisite for other SAIT CCS microcredential courses.

Microcredentials in this series:

What will you learn?

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

  • Explain the carbon capture and storage (CCS) chain of technologies and their applications.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges associated with CCS.
  • Discuss the role CCS can play in Canada to achieve net zero and decarbonization goals.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the socio-economic impacts that accompany the development of Canada’s CCS sector.

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 micro-credentials and participate in the important work associated with progressing Canada’s low-carbon economy.