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Gas Utility Construction and Service

Campus Location: Peosta

Program Entry: Fall

Award: Diploma, Associate of Applied Science

Description:

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
  • Secure a commercial driver's license

Gas Utility Construction and Service

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, applicants to this program are required to undergo a drug screening. Applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent and meet the minimum entrance requirements (ACCUPLACER Arithmetic 80 or Elementary Algebra 44) on a basic skills assessment for placement in MAT:063 or higher. Candidates who fail to meet the entrance math assessment placement score must successfully complete MAT:053 prior to program admission. Candidates who fail to meet the program requirements will be referred to the program faculty for further assessment prior to a final admission decision being rendered.

Gas Utility Construction and Service

Academic Requirements:

Diploma

Minimum Credits: 35

View the printable Ed Plan (Diploma).

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
MAT:063 Elementary Algebra 4.0
UTL:100 Gas Utility Field Training I 4.0
UTL:200 Gas Utility Field Training II 5.0
UTL:230 Gas Appliances 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
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:220 Regulation and Measurement 3.0
WEL:303 Pipe Welding/SMAW 3.0
  Psychology Elective (transfer-level) 3.0

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

Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Credits: 69

View the printable Ed Plan (AAS).

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
MAT:063 Elementary Algebra 4.0
UTL:100 Gas Utility Field Training I 4.0
UTL:200 Gas Utility Field Training II 5.0
UTL:230 Gas Appliances 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
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:220 Regulation and Measurement 3.0
WEL:303 Pipe Welding/SMAW 3.0
  Psychology Elective (transfer-level) 3.0

 

Term 3
CourseTitleCredits
UTL:210 Pipeline Integrity 3.0
UTL:300 Gas Utility Field Training III 5.0

 

Term 4
CourseTitleCredits
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
ENV:115 Environmental Science 3.0
UTL:204 Electronic Controls 3.0
UTL:400 Gas Utility Field Training IV 4.0
WEL:200 Metallurgy Fundamentals 2.0

 

Term 5
CourseTitleCredits
GIS:111 Intro to Geographical Info Systems 3.0
UTL:240 OQ Modules (Operator Qualification) 3.0
UTL:250 Gas Utilities Internship 5.0

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

Gas Utility Construction and Service

Employment Information:

View Gainful Employment information for this program.

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$28,873 - $34,824

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)

45

Employers of NICC Alumni

Black Hills Energy, Columbus, NE
Black Hills Energy, Dubuque, IA
Black Hills Energy, Denison, IA
Black Hills Energy, Decorah, IA
Black Hills Energy, Lake Mills, IA
Black Hills Energy, Spencer, IA
Infrasource, Des Moines, IA

Sample Job Titles

Community Service Technician
Gas Utility Welder

Gas Utility Construction and Service

Additional Information:

This program utilizes the NICC Gas Utility Training Field for coursework.

Contacts

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
gravesl@nicc.edu

Robert Waechter
Gas Utilities Instructor
800.728.7367, ext. 388
waechterr@nicc.edu