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.


Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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
  • Students will receive an OSHA 30 card.
  • 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.
  • 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

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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

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

    ***Students will obtain OSHA 30 certification thru completion of the Safety Applications for Utilities 1 course (469-347).

    CPR/First Aid certification are required components of the program that students will receive.

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    Semester 1
    Summer *8 weeks
    413-103Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation1
    469-311Gas Utility Field Training 15
    890-101**College 1012
    Summer (August - 1 week)
    469-347***Safety Applications for Utilities 11
    Semester 2
    Fall *16 weeks
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    413-318Directional Boring2
    442-365Welding for Gas Utility Construction2
    469-320Gas Utility Field Training 25
    469-331Gas Utility Field Training 35
    804-363Algebraic Applications for Electrical Trades2
    Semester 3
    Spring *8 weeks
    469-340Gas Utility Field Training 45
    469-348Safety Applications for Utilities 21
    809-300Occupational Success Strategies2
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements34