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Gas Utility Construction and Service


Program Number: 31-469-2
School Year: 2017-2018
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam

Program Description

New program starting in Summer 2018!

The Gas Utility Construction and Service Technician program provides theoretical and hands-on training for a career in the natural gas industry. To be successful, individuals must have good eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity, the ability to work in all weather conditions, and to work in a diverse work environment.

This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in natural gas construction, heavy equipment operation, service and repair, gas metering and regulation, field engineering, pipeline inspection and underground locating.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $54,361

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply industry safety rules to natural gas and propane work activities.
  • Apply OSHA safety requirements to all work activities.
  • Install underground natural gas distribution systems.
  • Install residential and commercial natural gas service lines.
  • Operate equipment used in the natural gas industry and related underground construction.
  • Demonstrate the required physical skills for a underground construction worker.
  • Integrate natural gas theory with gas distribution and delivery system needs.
  • Work within a diverse team setting.
  • Understand the basic theory and properties of propane gas.
  • Install gas piping for natural and propane gases.
  • Adhere to OSHA Safety procedures.
  • Maintain gas distribution systems.
  • Service gas appliances.

Career Opportunities

  • Gas Utility Construction Worker
  • Underground Utilities Construction Worker
  • Entry Level Gas Meter and Gas Regulator Technician
  • Entry Level Welder
  • Entry Level Propane Gas Delivery and Installation Worker
  • Entry Level Mapping Technician
  • Underground Facilities Locator
  • Utility Meter Reader

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
413-103 Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation 1
413-350 Beginning Electrical Concepts 2
469-311 Gas Utility Field Training 1 5
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 10
Term 2
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
442-365 Welding for Gas Utility Construction 2
469-320 Gas Utility Field Training 2 5
469-331 Gas Utility Field Training 3 5
804-363 Algebraic Applications for Electrical Trades 2
Total 15
Term 3
469-340 Gas Utility Field Training 4 5
469-348 Safety Applications for Gas Utility Construction 2
809-300 Occupational Success Strategies 2
Total 9
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 34

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.