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Gas Utility Construction & Service Overview

The energy industry continues to provide tremendous opportunities for lucrative careers for people like you who are ready to gain the necessary skills to fill high-paying jobs. CVTC’s Gas Utility and Construction Service program can be your path to a secure and satisfying future!

Is the Gas Utility and Construction Service program right for you? It could be if you are the type of person who likes to work with your hands, outdoors, in a team-oriented setting, with your work site changing virtually every day.

You can become a highly skilled professional who has the skills to install, maintain, and operate natural and propane gas distribution systems. You’ll learn how to use specialized digging equipment, install gas piping systems, provide maintenance service for distribution systems and gas appliances, and follow important safety procedures. You’ll earn a Class A Commercial Driver’s License along the way!

Career Opportunities

Gas Appliance Repair Mechanic

Gas Construction Mechanic

Gas Meter Mechanic

Gas Service Mechanic

Pipelayer

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Just the Facts

Gas Utility Construction & Service
34 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
June

PROGRAM START: Summer 2019

   Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

1,925

Term 2

$

2,588

Term 3

$

1,563

Books

$

225

Estimated Total:  $6,301

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Gas Utility Construction & Service program.

Welding - Gas Service 1
This course will cover common metal welding related to gas utility construction industry.

Metallurgy
The purpose of this course is to help students acquire basic metallurgy knowledge that will be useful in their welding careers. The students will study the types and uses of steel; modification and prediction of metal behavior; crystalline structure before and after modification; lab work focuses on using the knowledge gained.

Electricity - Gas Appliance
This class will cover electrical sources/circuits in gas appliances, safe practices, test equipment, reading wiring diagrams, gas/electrical control functions, ignition systems, sequence of operation and troubleshooting.

Gas Utility Construction & Service Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

 

$41K*
Yearly Salary

Gas Utility Construction & Service professionals make an average starting salary of $40,934.

 

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from EMSI which is an Economic Modeling Software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Apprenticeships

Steamfitter

Certificates

Gas Heating & Airflow

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