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Construction Technology Gas Utility Worker

Advanced Certificate (AC)

View the Semester Map Gas Utility Worker Advanced Certificate
The Gas Utility Worker Program consists of general education courses and core courses that feature specific competencies in the safe construction and operation of natural gas distribution systems. The program takes a student through a series of basic and advanced skill sets designed to enhance on-the-job performance and to quickly bring the student to the level of a full-functioning, skilled worker once employed. Upon completion, students who graduate from this program will be prepared to work as a utility worker in the gas utility industry.

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.
 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

749

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Program General Requirements

6 CH
History
HISTORY 113
United States Labor History 3
Labor movements development in the United States; worker issues such as wages, hours, working conditions are analyzed within their historical context; labor legislation, collective bargaining, social insurance, government intervention and prospects for organized labor are examined in their historical setting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

44 CH
Technology 332
332TECH 434-1
Introduction To Plumbing 3
This course is designed to provide an overview of the plumbing trade which includes the history and safety and sanitation procedures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 435-1
Plumbing Tools & Equipment 2
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the types of tools and equipment used in the plumbing trades. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 448-1
Vocational Physical Training I 1
Vocational Physical Training focus on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students learn the basic of nutrition and how what we eat fuels our bodies. Students will learn proper techniques to stretch, warm up and physically train. Emphasis is given to cardiovascular training as well as leg and upper body strength. Instructors work with students to overcome physical challenges and fears for basic pole climbing. Student must earn a "C" or better in course to advance to Vocational Physical Training II. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 449
Professional Development 2
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the human relations skills necessary to obtain employment and succeed in a quality work environment. This course includes resume development, cover letter writing, job searching skills, networking skills, interviewing techniques, and post-interview skills. Additionally, this course helps students succeed while on the job by exposing students to current workplace trends, team building skills, customer and co-worker relations, attitude and motivation, stress management, and financial management and planning. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 452
Basic Electrical Theory 3
This class covers the theories behind basic electricity. The emphasis is on electron theory, magnetism, Ohm's Law, and circuitry. Alternating current concepts such as circuits with resistance, inductive and captive reactive circuits, and power factor correction are covered. Basic math skills are used. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 462
Vocational Physical Training II 1
Vocational Physical Training focuses on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students will build upon the skills developed in Vocational Physical Training I. Students will learn how to select foods to provide optimum health and the best sources of energy. Students will learn how to read labels and how to use food to cleanse and maintain overall health. Students will build upon techniques for stretching, warming up and physical training. Student must earn a grade of C or better in course to advance to Vocational Physical Training III. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 448.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 463
Vocational Physical Training III 1
Vocational Physical Training focuses on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students will build upon the skills developed in Vocational Physical Training II. Students will learn how to produce ideal body composition through food intake and how to balance other physical dimensions of self through physical activities. Students will learn advanced techniques to stretch, warm up and physically train. Student must earn a C or better to satisfy course and certificate completion. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 462.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 503
Gas Utility Training I 6
Gas Utility Training I introduces students to the principles, processes, and sub-systems applicable to the safe construction and operation of natural gas distribution systems, for delivery of natural gas to end-use customers. Classroom and practical room training will ensure that students possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform duties in an entry-level gas utility worker job classification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the disciple, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 432CMGT 609 - Construction Safety II
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 504
Gas Utility Training II 6
Gas Utility Training II is a continuation of the Gas Utility Training I. The course expands upon the principles, processes, and sub-systems applicable to the safe construction and operation of natural gas distribution systems relative to the construction of mains and services, pressure regulator and meter installation/removal, excavation damage prevention, lockout/tagout and shutdown processes, and safe appliance light-up procedures. It includes an introduction to joining methods for various pipe component materials, such as compression fittings for plastic and ferrous materials. Classroom and hands-on training will ensure that students possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform duties in a secondary level gas utility worker job classification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the disciple, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 503-Gas Utility Training I
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 505
Gas Utility Training III 3
This course provides students with knowledge of advanced processes for mains pipe facilities repair, installation, and abandonment. It also provides knowledge of advanced processes for service pipe work. Students also review the fundamentals of appliance light up and venting, and hazards associated with potential leak and ignition sources inside and outside of a structure. Classroom and hands-on training will ensure that students possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform advanced duties associated with work on distribution piping systems by higher level gas utility worker job classifications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the disciple, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 504-Gas Utility Training II
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 506
Gas Utility Training IV 4
This course provides students with knowledge of advanced processes for gas service activation and other end-use activities. This course also provides students with additional safety related details for carrying out certain activities covered in Gas Utility Training III. Theory of operation of Class 1 and Class 2 pressure regulators is also covered. Students will learn the principles of operation and diagnosis of operational problems and applicable NFGC code requirements on the broad scope of end-use appliances. Excavation and trenching safety is covered in detail. Classroom and hands-on training will ensure that students possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform advanced duties associated with work on gas service activation and end-use appliances and systems by higher level gas utility worker job classifications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the disciple, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 505-Gas Utility Training III
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Construction Management
432CMGT 609
Construction Safety II 3
This course covers thirty (30) hours of training, required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) that apply toward the 30-hour Construction Industry course completion card. The course covers topics pertaining to regulations covered by Standard 28 CFR 1926. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card from the Department of Labor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 107-1
Report Writing 3
Letters and reports, methods of collecting and organizing data, and methods of presenting facts and ideas effectively. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 107-3
Math For Technicians I 3
Designed to provide mathematical tools for students in terminal technical curricula. Emphasis is on practical aspects of mathematics and less upon the theoretical. Topics include elementary algebra operations, simultaneous and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, logarithms, introduction to trigonometry, vectors, and use of calculator. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey

Additional Requirements

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Program Elective Requirements

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Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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