Utility Construction pre-Apprenticeship (Gas or Line)

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Spring 2018

Degrees and Certificates

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Program Description

Gas Construction
Participants learn the skills required of a gas crew helper including how to excavate around buried utilities, install polyethylene gas pipeline, pipeline fittings, locate wire, and residential gas meters and regulators in addition to learning to use the various tools and equipment of the trade though actual field experience. Classroom training covers safety, electrical theory, fundamentals of heating gases that range from Natural gas to Propane, trenching and shoring requirements, locating of underground pipeline, and the importance of attitude and integrity necessary to succeed in today’s work environment.

Line Construction 
Participants learn the skills required of a line crew helper including how to set and climb poles, install cross-arms, hardware, lines and transformers in addition to learning to use the various tools and equipment of the trade through actual field experience. Classroom training covers safety, electrical theory, transformers, switching, print reading, and the importance of attitude and teamwork necessary to succeed in today’s work environment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Gas Construction
1. Excavation damage prevention
2. Personal protective gear
3. Polyethylene gas main installation
4. Polyethylene gas service installation
5. Residential gas meter installation
6. AC/DC Theory
7. Pressure regulator theory
8. Identify construction tools and materials
9. Safe work practices
10. First aid/ CPR card
11. Intro to “Pipeline Operator Qualification”
12. Flaggers card
13. Forklift card
14. CDL, Class A
15. Intro to gas construction equipment
16. Knots and basic rigging
17. Intro to locating and leak survey tools
18. Resume and mock interviews

Line Construction
1. Pole Climbing safe practices
2. Personal protective gear
3. Wood pole climbing
4. Transmission pole climbing
5. Steel pole climbing
6. AC/DC Theory
7. Transformer theory
8. Identify construction tools and material
9. Safe work practices
10. First aid/CPR card
11. OSHA 10 T+D card
12. Flaggers card
13. Forklift card
14. CDL, Class A
15. Intro to line construction equipment
16. Knots and basic rigging
17. Intro to hot sticks and line tools
18. Resume and mock interviews