Iowa Western Community College

Natural Gas Service Technician

Natural Gas Service Technician

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma


Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: No
Pathway: Transfer Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

The Natural Gas Technician program of study prepares students to work in and around gas line utilities. Students learn gas construction mechanics, gas meter mechanics, gas service mechanics, gas clerk estimation, gas regulator maintenance mechanics, gas appliance repair, and underground facilities location.  Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.

 

New program pending state and regional accreditation approval

 

Career Information

Gas technicians work in commercial establishments, industrial buildings, and residences to install, service, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair gas systems and appliances. The systems and appliances that gas technicians typically work on include boilers, ovens, central heating systems, gas fires, water heaters, shower units, and so on. Common duties of a gas technician include installing and connecting appliances to gas, water, and electrical supplies, performing maintenance checks on systems, testing safety devices and controls, identifying gas leaks, replacing or repairing parts, and recording details of repairs.

Basic math and mechanical skills are required for a career as a gas technician. An ability to communicate, both with customers and co-workers, will also be helpful for a career in gas technology. In addition, strong English reading, writing, and speaking abilities are important.

Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $29.56
Entry Level: $23.27
Experienced: $37.65

* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.