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Course Description

This course covers the fundamental characteristics and properties of CO2, technical aspects and various means of transportation. You'll also learn about the 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. 

ENVS-013 is part of our Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) micro-credential series. The series is intended for upskilling energy services workers, engineers, geoscience professionals, operators, technologists or trades professionals.

Note: Registration for this course closes two days before the course start date.

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • describe the fundamental characteristics and properties of CO2 including compression and hydraulics and implications for CO2 transportation
  • demonstrate an understanding of the technical readiness, benefits and limitations of CO2 transportation
  • outline current and emerging regulations and standards that impact CO2 transportation
  • explain the characteristics of carbon gas and compression as it relates to truck and pipeline transportation
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to apply knowledge of the transportation of liquid CO2 to the selection, operation and maintenance of appropriate equipment transportation methods
  • demonstrate an understanding of how the unique characteristics of supercritical CO2 informs considerations required for pipeline construction, operations and maintenance.

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.

To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca.

Earn a SAIT micro-credential


This course qualifies for the SAITMicro badge. Students who successfully complete this course with a final grade of A- or higher will earn a micro-credential and receive a shareable digital badge. Learn more.

A qualified talent pool is required to increase the scalability and affordability of CCS as a pathway to net zero. Workers who know how to design, construct, operate and maintain CCS infrastructure are needed.

If you have experience or are currently employed in the transportation of gaseous and/or liquid CO2, this overview course will be beneficial to you as you expand your existing skills and knowledge for a career in Canada’s emerging CCS industry.

This course will also be valuable for anyone seeking to better understand the transportation of CO2 and implications for Canada to meet net-zero goals.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time you start this course. There are no other admission requirements (academic and/or work experience).

ENVS 011 Introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a mandatory prerequisite for this course.

All course materials are included and accessible in the Brightspace (D2L) learning platform on the course start date.

We recommend registering as soon as possible (7–14 days in advance of the course start date).

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Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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