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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

Fuser

Gas Appliance Repair Mechanic

Gas Utility Worker

House Piper/Meter Changer

Pipelayer

Underground Facilities Locator

Graduate Employers

InterCon Construction

Q3 Contracting

Xcel Energy

Just the Facts

Gas Utility Construction & Service
33 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //
June

Start Dates //
June

Start Dates //
June

   Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,535

Term 2

$

2,787

Term 3

$

1,641

Books

$

104

Estimated Total:  $7,067

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can 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.

// Program Outcomes
 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Gas Utility Construction & Service graduates got a job in the industry.

 

$70K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Gas Utility Construction & Service graduates reported an average starting salary of $69,547.

 

210
Regional Jobs

There are 210 job openings in the CVTC district for the Gas Utility Construction & Service industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

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Focus On Student Success

The instructors did a good job communicating and keeping in touch with their students. I never felt like I couldn't talk to my instructors. It was a great program.

Logan, Gas Utility Construction & Service Graduate

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

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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