Technical Diploma│1 Year│34 Credits│Beaver Dam Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid
WI Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $56,116
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.
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:
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $58,378
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
|Summer 8 weeks|
|458-301||Commercial Driver’s License Theory 1||1|
|469-311||Gas Utility Field Training 1||5|
|Summer (August – 1 week)|
|469-347||Safety Applications for Utilities 1 1||1|
|Fall 16 weeks|
|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|
|Spring 8 weeks|
|458-302||Commercial Driver’s License Theory 2||2|
|469-340||Gas Utility Field Training 4||5|
|469-348||Safety Applications for Utilities 2||1|
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take a couple of weeks so plan ahead. View and begin standard admissions steps.
This is a 34 credit program. The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as approved prior credits, textbooks, the financial aid you receive and program-specific costs like equipment.
Financial Aid is available for this program. Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the financial aid page to learn more.
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“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 ’21
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.
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.