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Gas Utility Construction and Service


Program Number: 31-469-2
School Year: 2018-2019
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam

Program Description

The Gas Utility Construction and Service 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

  • $63,123

Approximate Costs

  • $134.20 per credit (resident)
  • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • 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
  • 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.

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

  • 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.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

Gainful Employment Data

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Number Title Crs
Semester 1
413-103 Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation 1
413-350 Beginning Electrical Concepts 2
469-311 Gas Utility Field Training 1 5
469-347 Safety Applications for Gas Utility Construction 1 1
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 11
Semester 2
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
Total 15
Semester 3
469-340 Gas Utility Field Training 4 5
469-348 Safety Applications for Gas Utility Construction 2 1
809-300 Occupational Success Strategies 2
Total 8
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 34

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional 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.