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gas utility construction and service


    Program Number: 31-469-2
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: Beaver Dam
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    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

    • $56,675

    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
    • 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

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    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.

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

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

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.