Program Description

Highly skilled professionals in the utilities industry are needed to install, maintain, and operate natural and propane gas distribution systems used to supply residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Typical careers in this field include gas distribution worker, gas service person, gas meter and regulation mechanic, gas clerk-estimator, gas inspector, gas appliance repair mechanic, underground facilities locator, pipeline welder, pipe layer, and equipment operator.

Approximate Cost

$7,573
Tuition: $7077 , Books: $496

Starting Salary

$30,516–$55,315
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
20-30%
at Antigo
20-30%
at Medford
10-20%
at Phillips
10-20%
at Spencer
10-20%
at Wittenberg
< 10 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Adhere to OSHA safety procedures
  • Maintain gas distribution systems
  • Service gas appliances
  • Install gas piping for natural and propane gases

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Gas Service Person
  • Gas Meter and Regulation Mechanic
  • Gas Clerk-Estimator
  • Gas Inspector
  • Gas Appliance Repair Mechanic
  • Underground Facilities Locator
  • Pipeline Welder
  • Pipe Layer
  • Equipment Operator
  • Gas Distribution Worker

Courses

The Gas Utility Construction & Service Technical Diploma is a 38 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

TRUCK DRIVING 1 1.00
TRUCK DRIVING 2 4.00
TRUCK DRIVING 3 4.00
COMMERCIAL LEARNERS PERMIT PREP 1.00

Second Term

WELDING METALLURGY 1.00
WELDING PIPE FITTING 1 2.00
GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 1 5.00
GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 3 4.00
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 2.00

Third Term

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
ELECTRICITY-GAS APPLIANCE 2.00
GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 2 5.00
GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 4 4.00
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Gas Utility Construction & Service Technical Diploma:

  • The Truck Driving Technical Diploma will provide you with 26% (10 of 38 credits) of the total credits in this Gas Utility Construction & Service Technical Diploma

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

  • Part of this program includes Truck Driving courses. These are currently offered at NTC’s CDL Training Center at 1204 W. Taylor St. in Merrill, WI and may also be available via Interactive Video Conference (IVC) at NTC’s Medford and Antigo Campuses. Those who attend at NTC’s Medford or Antigo Campuses must attend class at the Merrill CDL Training Center on weeks one and six of the 8-week program.
  • Reviewing the Truck Driving Information Session is highly encouraged before enrolling in classes. To help you better understand the truck driving program, this session includes course information, DOT disqualifications, factors affecting employability, and drug & alcohol testing.
  • You must provide proof of legal status or citizenship to obtain a CDL through this program
  • Maintaining a valid and clean driving record is important for your success in this industry.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.