Natural Gas Technician Program

Next Available 7-Week Term: January 4, 2021

Program Objectives

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Program Objectives

The Natural Gas Technician Program graduates are:

  • Highly qualified for initial employment
  • Highly successful in completing future training programs
  • Prepared to pursue a long, rewarding career

WHAT YOU'LL BE LEARNING

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WHAT YOU'LL BE LEARNING

Using the Three-Phase Educational Model, Northwest Lineman College (NLC) focuses education around three domains of learning: Knowledge, Skill and Behavior. Each academic course, skill competency, and behavior expectation is shaped by this model.

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Learn the tools and methods of natural gas distribution, including gas plumbing, metering, and testing.

Three natural gas technicians working with pipe

Learn how to locate and mark work area obstacles and operate a mini-excavator.

Three natural gas technicians working with pipe

Learn how to perform various types of pipe joints, including butt fusion, electrofusion, mechanical coupling, saddle fusion, and socket fusion.

Three natural gas technicians working with pipe

Learn how to install gas distribution pipelines, meters, metal pipework, and pressurize lines safely.

Three natural gas technicians working with pipe

Learn how to identify career options and interview confidently.

What Graduates Say About The Natural Gas Technician Program

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Testimonial: Robert Baca

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CERTIFICATIONS

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CERTIFICATIONS

You'll graduate the Natural Gas Technician Program with these certifications:

  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Mini-Excavator Certification
  • OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety and Health

*See Course Descriptions of the Career Program Catalog for certification details.

NGP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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NGP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 70% or higher in each academic class
  • All field competencies and certifications
  • Successful scores in behavioral competencies
  • Maintain attendance as outlined in the catalog

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Training Environment

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NLC promotes a positive learning environment where students are challenged, encouraged, and held accountable. Students are placed in crews where teamwork is emphasized daily.

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Class Day

Students attend class and field training in equal parts each day, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for preparation and study.

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Class Size

Class sizes are limited to maximize student safety, productivity, and camaraderie.

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Meet Your Instructors

Exemplifying the best practices and expectations of trade professionals, instructors are certified adult educational specialists who give students individualized attention to maximize learning outcomes.

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Your Campus Options

Your Campus Options

All campus locations feature:

  • State-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities
  • Learning resource centers with study areas and computers
  • Indoor lab and outdoor field-training areas that emulate actual work environments
  • Student lunchrooms

Call 1-800-338-8875 to schedule a live tour at any of our campuses.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition, Lab Fee, Safety Equipment and Shirts: $5,450

Required Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$50
Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$300
Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$4,400

Required Associated Costs

NLC Safety Equipment and Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$700

For financial assistance, call 1-800-338-8875 or view funding options.

FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

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FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

Veteran's benefits, workforce investment agencies, loans, and scholarships are available for those who qualify to help fund your education.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The NLC Careers in Natural Gas Scholarship is for students who demonstrate the highest potential for success in the Natural Gas Technician Program and are looking to create a future they envision for themselves, their family, and their country.

*Available to those who qualify

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Message from THE NLC Founder

At NLC, we put our students first. You will be immersed in a positive learning environment where our commitment to providing you with a quality education is unwavering. — Aaron Howell,
Founder

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An Admissions Consultant will answer all of your questions and help you make the decision most suitable for you.








Admissions Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the term you select
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license (that does not expire prior to term start)
  • Be eligible to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (Electrical and Telecommunications Programs Only)
  • Be physically and mentally fit to participate (official Medical Release form provided during enrollment process)
  • Provide proof of medical insurance coverage for the duration of the program
  • Not have a felony conviction on your record
  • Weigh no more than 270 pounds (Electrical and Telecommunications Programs Only)

If you meet these qualifications, you are welcome to submit an application.