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Update to Natural Gas Technician Program

December 17, 2021 – Important Update on Northwest Lineman College’s Natural Gas Technician Program

While the nation continues to experience labor shortages, employers in the natural gas industry find themselves short on filling the demand for skilled tradespeople. As the needs of educating and training skilled workers in the natural gas delivery industry change over time, it becomes necessary to make adjustments that accommodate these changes and align with the nation’s demand.

To accommodate this demand, Northwest Lineman College is adapting its approach in the education and training of natural gas technicians. This change is intended to help employers develop the skills and careers of their technicians through training that combines work-based learning with local NLC instruction.

To accomplish this, NLC is discontinuing its public Natural Gas Technician Program, effective February 20, 2022. Resources and instruction will be reallocated to its mobile Utility Training Services department tasked with delivering education directly through trade partners in a business-to-business, mobile capacity.

NLC’s final Natural Gas Technician term starts January 4, 2022. Please contact our Admissions Team if you have any questions.

2022 Natural Gas Technician Program Dates
Term Application
Open Date
Application Close Date Application Deadline Funding Deadline Classes
2201 4/5/21 1/4/22 2/18/22

With a mission to improve lives, the industry, and the country, NLC constantly evaluates the best options in training for customers and students in the crafts that provide the greatest reach and impact to safety in the energy trades.