This regionally unique program is a combination of Propane and Natural Gas Technology and Heating and Cooling Technology. Students receive hands on experience in residential, commercial and cooling labs as well as sheet metal and duct fabrication work. They also learn how to install, maintain, operate and repair gas distribution systems.
This industry holds an excellent reputation with both great job opportunities and high starting salaries. Employment is available in construction or gas companies as a service or installation technician.
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.
A student must successfully complete all technical courses in their first program (either Heating/Cooling or Propane/Natural Gas) before enrolling in the second program.
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.
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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.
Placement and Wage Information
According to 2012 data, the placement rate for graduates in this program was 100%. Starting wages ranged as high as $18.23/hour.
|Program Tuition & Fees*
|(4 semester program/average tuition cost per semester, $4,331.25)
|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.