Gas Utility Construction and Service

Construction Technology

The Gas Utility Construction and Service program prepares students to install, maintain and operate both high and low-pressure natural gas distribution systems used to supply residential, commercial and industrial companies. Program graduates will be qualified to enter one of the most technologically intensive industries in today's economy with potential careers in gas construction mechanics, gas meter mechanics, gas service mechanics, gas clerk estimation, gas regulator maintenance mechanics, gas appliance repair and underground facilities location. When students enter into the industry, they will be subject to a drug screening per federal guidelines.

Graduates of the program will be able to communicate technical information, operate tools and equipment, join pipe, install natural gas distribution systems, apply customer service skills, maintain gas distribution systems, operate pipeline excavation equipment, service gas appliances and secure a commercial driver's license.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 46
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,212*
Program Supplies: $235

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook


Estimated annual salary range for Construction Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Community Service Technician
  • Gas Utility Welder
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.

In addition to the College admission procedures outlined, applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and achieve a minimum ALEKS® score of 15. ACT® or ACT Compass® scores are also acceptable.

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2019-2020 Gas Utility Construction and Service Class Schedule


MAT:772 Applied Math 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0
UTL:100 Gas Utility Field Training I 4.0
UTL:200 Gas Utility Field Training II 5.0
UTL:230 Gas Appliances 3.0


COM:723 Workplace Communications OR 3.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0
ELE:113 AC/DC Fundamentals 3.0
IND:118 Commercial Drivers License 1.0
UTL:210 Pipeline Integrity 3.0
UTL:220 Regulation and Measurement 3.0
WEL:303 Pipe Welding/SMAW 3.0


UTL:240 OQ Modules (Operator Qualifications) 3.0
UTL:300 Gas Utility Field Training III 5.0
UTL:400 Gas Utility Field Training IV 4.0

Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.

During term 1, while enrolled in UTL:100, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online.

The Gas Utility Construction and Service program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson, Ed.D.
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta

Al Dolan
Gas Utilities Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2388
  • Location: Peosta