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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

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      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


      Semester 1
      413-103Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation1
      413-350Beginning Electrical Concepts2
      469-311Gas Utility Field Training 15
      469-347***Safety Applications for Gas Utility Construction 11
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      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
      469-340Gas Utility Field Training 45
      469-348Safety Applications for Gas Utility Construction 21
      809-300Occupational Success Strategies2
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements34

      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.