Propane Delivery & Service
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According to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career opportunities from this program is:
The Propane & Natural Gas Technologies program emphasizes skills needed to install, maintain, operate and repair gas distribution systems and equipment for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Students also learn to maintain and repair appliances used by residential and commercial customers.
In the propane industry there is an abundance of opportunities in both managerial and service divisions. Graduates may also be employed in the construction industry, which contracts with public utilities and/or municipalities to install and maintain gas service.
Students who wish to obtain an AAS degree in Utilities Technology may complete this curriculum, the Power Line Construction and Maintenance curriculum and an additional three credits of general education.
Students who wish to obtain a specialized combination degree may complete courses in the Propane & Natural Gas Technology program and selected courses in the Heating and Cooling Technology program. Check with the Admissions office for details.
A Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is a graduation requirement for this program. Students are expected to conform to MTI’s Drug Testing Policy while enrolled in the CDL course. See the Student Handbook for details. Any student who enrolls in Commercial Driver training must obtain a South Dakota driver’s license in order to complete the CDL training course. See the Course Description for TRAN 100 for a full explanation.
Students planning to obtain an AAS degree in Utilities Technology MUST complete the CDL requirement during their first year of enrollment.
MTI recommends that applicants in the Propane & Natural Gas Technologies program obtain a physical examination for their safety and protection.
A special note about laptop computers:
This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program.
Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop. And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop. Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.
Gainful Employment Program
Click here to view the disclosure document for Propane and Natural Gas Technologies at MTI.
Gainful employment programs are those "that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Public institutions are required to disclose certain information for all programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards. Degree programs at all levels are not considered to be gainful employment programs.
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At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply basic principles and safe practices of LP and natural gas.
- Size vapor distribution systems.
- Install vapor distribution systems.
- Maintain vapor distribution systems.
- Operate excavation equipment.
- Apply customer service skills.
Check out the PNGT 2012-13 Assessment Review for information on how this program assures that its students are attaining learning outcomes.
Placement and Wage Information
According to 2013 data, the placement rate for graduates in this program was 95%. Starting wages ranged as high as $23.67/hour.
|Program Tuition & Fees*
|(2 semester program/average tuition cost per semester, $4,718)
|Other Required Costs
|*All costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.