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.

Please note: This program is subject to the Clock-to-Credit Hour Conversion and will not be eligible for full financial aid funding based on the program’s credit hours.

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WELD INSPECTION & TESTING (10442163)

1.00

Emphasizes measurement of weld defects and assessment of weld quality conformance to common welding codes. Learners conduct etch tests, bend tests and break tests on welds. The process of procedure and welder qualification is explored through group activities.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

WORKPLACE SAFETY (10449122)

1.00

Explores the current best practices in safety and first aid. This course examines current OSHA safety regulations within industry while also covering important basic emergency skills of AHA first aid and CPR. Learners receive the OSHA 10 general industry card along with the AHA Heartsaver 1st Aid, CPR, and AED certification.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • OSHA® 10 Certification & current AHA Heartsaver 1st Aid
  • CPR
  • and AED Certification

COMMERCIAL LEARNER PERMIT PREP (10458104)

1.00

Learners will be instructed on the legal and situational components covered in the testing for a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP). During this course, learners will have the opportunity to successfully complete the Department of Motor Vehicle administered CLP testing.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Contact Student Records for more information

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

NTC Assessments Offered:

WELDING PIPE FITTING 1 (31442303)

1.00

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

WELDING PIPEFITTING 2 (31442304)

1.00

Develops skills in Oxy-fuel cutting (OAC), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Learners use the OAC process to cut steel and the 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.

GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 1 (31469100)

3.00

Introduces learners to the Gas Utility Industry, its terminology and definitions. Learners will also learn proper operation and safety procedures for hand and power tool use, construction equipment (backhoe, trencher, boring), and Excavation Safety. Learners will also begin to explore the properties and characteristics of natural gas and propane.

GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 3 (31469101)

5.00

Learners will investigate the gas industry by examining gate and regulation stations, proper maintenance of a gas distribution system, leak detection surveying and pinpointing, while also reviewing fire control, emergency response scenarios, system uprating, mapping, leak repair, and gas line abandonment.

GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 2 (31469102)

5.00

Learners will demonstrate different pipe fusing procedures,they will also perform natural gas line installation of both mains and services, while reviewing standards for plastic pipe pressure testing, fusion, locating, and proper meter sizing and installation methods and codes. Traffic safety and confined space training with SCBA demonstration will also be examined.

CALCULATION FOR UTILITIES (31469104)

1.00

Provides participants with fundamentals surrounding the determination of gas flow formulas, area and volume calculations, as well as electrical calculations required to transform electricity to different voltages. Students are led through the proper steps required to perform accurate calculations and apply each formula as needed in situations.

TRUCK DRIVING 1 (10458100)

1.00

Introduces learners to the laws, regulations and various certification levels of a Commercial Driver License (CDL). Introduces learners to the basic operation of a Class A Commercial Motor Vehicle.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Contact Student Records for more information

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:
  • Contact Student Records for more information

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:
  • Contact Student Records for more information

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

ELECTRICITY-GAS APPLIANCE (31413110)

2.00

Investigate the installation and maintenance of gas appliances, learners will become familiar with reading wiring diagrams, component functions and operation, different ignition types, equipment testing and troubleshooting. Proper venting codes and Industry Safe Practices will also be examined.

GAS UTILITY FIELD TRAINING 4 (31469103)

5.00

Outline the propane industry and customer installation, Perform “Odor” Investigations, examine house piping codes and installation methods, and demonstrate pipe cutting and threading. Learners will also discuss Steel main tapping and stopping, cathodic protection and testing, corrosion control, and contrast the differences between steel and plastics gas systems.

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

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.