Program Number: 31-469-2
School Year: 2017-2018
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam
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
- $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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
|413-103||Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation||1|
|413-350||Beginning Electrical Concepts||2|
|469-311||Gas Utility Field Training 1||5|
|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|
|469-340||Gas Utility Field Training 4||5|
|469-348||Safety Applications for Gas Utility Construction||2|
|809-300||Occupational Success Strategies||2|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||34|
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more 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.