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Gas Utility Construction and Service Program

Technical Diploma│1 Year│34 Credits│Beaver Dam Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid

Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $79,185

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.

Gas Utility students 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 preparing them for related careers in construction.

Students in the program work in MPTC’s newly-built Energy Education Center, which is a fully-functioning gas utility lab.

This program is a great fit if you enjoy working:

  • Outdoors
  • With your hands
  • With heavy equipment

Work for employers like Michels, KS Energy Services, Madison Gas and Electric, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. This career has a bright outlook and employers need you to fill the following positions:

  • 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

Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $79,185

Gas Utility Construction and Service Students

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Welding for Gas Utility Construction
  • Directional Boring
  • Gas Utility Field Training 4
  • More

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead. View and begin standard admissions steps.

Important: Test scores are not required but encouraged to complete admissions for the Gas Utility Construction and Service program. CPR/First Aid certification are required components of the program.

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our recruiters or contact us at admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Additional Program Costs

$100

  • Multipurpose tool
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Reflective clothing

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

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Credits:

Your estimated cost for your selected credit load is: $

Cost breakdown:

Tuition: $
Supplemental Fee: $
Material Fee: $

Books and required tools, supplies, or attire are additional.

Gas Utility Construction and Service Students

Gas Utility Student Voices

“I chose to start the Gas Utility Construction & Service while I waited to start the EPD program because, I wanted to learn gas and all underground utility. If you're working in the energy field having the knowledge of both programs will set me apart. I wanted to learn as much as I could over the two years here at MPTC. It’s all tied together. Plus it’s more affordable than attending a four-year college.” - Ben N., Gas Utility Construction and Service 2021

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

In this program, you will be charged for 2 credits of tuition for the course College 101.  For financial aid purposes, this will count as 1 credit.  If you enroll in less than full time credits for the semester you select to take this in, it will impact the amount of aid you are eligible to receive.  Please work with your advisor to create the course schedule that will best meet your needs.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!