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.

TRUCK DRIVING 1 (10458100)

1.00

Introduces learners to the laws, regulations and various certification levels of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Learners will be instructed on the legal and situational components covered in the testing for a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). During this course, learners will have the ability to successfully complete the Department of Motor Vehicle administered CLP testing. Introduces learners to the inspection and basic operation of a Class A Commercial Motor Vehicle.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
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TRUCK DRIVING 2 (10458101)

4.00

Prepares learners in the operation of commercial motor vehicles. Extensive hands-on training will be implemented throughout the course on tractor-trailers, giving the learner the skills needed to test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Limited lecture will be used to inform students of industry regulations, driver safety, inspections and communication.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
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TRUCK DRIVING 3 (10458102)

4.00

Builds on skills learned in Truck Driving 1 and 2, as students hone skills and practice to test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. This course will focus on hands-on training in advanced driving operations, backing skills, weight distribution techniques, and trip planning.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
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COMMERCIAL LEARNERS PERMIT PREP (10458104)

1.00

TBD

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WELDING METALLURGY (10442165)

1.00

Investigates the effects of welding on the mechanical properties of metals. Learners explore hardness, strength, and weldability of various metals. Concepts are applied in various activities, including heat treating, hardness testing and tensile testing.

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WELDING PIPE FITTING 1 (31442303)

2.00

Develops skills in Oxy-fuel cutting (OAC), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Learners use OAC process to cut steel and the GMAW and SMAW process in 1F, 1G, 2F, 2G, 3F and 3G position on steel. Required welds include fillet and groove welds. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code. Preparing learners to weld Pipe in any position.

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APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 (31804305)

2.00

Review and application of basic arithmetic skills involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Introduction and application of percents, area, volume, ratios and proportions will also be covered. The measurement system, angle, perimeter, square and board feet and formulas for geometric shapes as well as algebra will be taught.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (10660123)

1.00

Introduces the fundamental principles of direct current (DC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating within the DC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis utilizes project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, Kirchhoff’s and Lenz’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 1 will be continued and expanded upon in IET 2.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (10660124)

1.00

Introduces the fundamental principles of alternating current (AC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating at 60 Hertz (Hz) single phase within the AC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis uses project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, and Faraday’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 2 build upon those in IET 1 and will be continued and expanded upon in IET 3.

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WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (31801368)

1.00

Analyzes workplace communication situations to develop professional verbal and written communication skills. Learners apply verbal and written communication skills, as well as conflict resolution strategies, to improve workplace communication climates and promote personal and professional growth.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.