Gas Utility Construction and Service

Program Number: 31-469-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam
This program is eligible for financial aid

Prepare for an exciting career in the natural gas industry in as little as three semesters with the Gas Utility Construction and Service program at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Demand for gas utility providers and technicians is growing faster than the supply of skilled workers. Get started in MPTC's three-semester Gas Utility Construction and Service technical diploma and learn how to install, operate and maintain gas distribution systems. Students in the program work in MPTC's newly-built Energy Education Center, which is a fully-functioning gas utility lab.

What You'll Learn

Gas Utility students experience cutting-edge training with state-of-the-art equipment to learn how to install underground natural gas distribution systems and residential and commercial natural gas service lines. Graduates are prepared to adhere to OSHA safety procedures, service gas appliances, and install gas piping for natural and propane gases. Students will also gain hands-on experience in the physically-demanding underground construction field.


Number Title Crs
Semester 1
Summer *8 weeks
413-103 Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation 1
469-311 Gas Utility Field Training 1 5
890-101 College 101 2
Summer (August - 1 week)
469-347 ***Safety Applications for Utilities 1 1
Total 9
Semester 2
Fall *16 weeks
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
413-318 Directional Boring 2
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 17
Semester 3
Spring *8 weeks
469-340 Gas Utility Field Training 4 5
469-348 Safety Applications for Utilities 2 1
809-300 Occupational Success Strategies 2
Total 8
Total Credits 34