This hands-on program prepares students for entry-level employment in the natural gas industry. Students will learn how to perform tasks needed to install and maintain pipelines for natural gas distribution systems, which provide natural gas service to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The program includes 140 classroom hours and 50 hours for operator qualification.
The program was created by the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development in partnership with PECO and other industry counterparts, including Philadelphia Gas Works, Henkels & McCoy and Utility Line Services. The goal is to meet the increased regional demand for skilled labor in the natural gas distribution industry. The Collegiate Consortium consists of Bucks County Community College, Camden County College, Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, Montgomery County Community College and Drexel University.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for those employed in the pipeline transportation of natural gas field is $64,820.
Part-time and full-time classes available.
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Possess a valid driver’s license in your state of residence
• Pass a Department of Transportation drug test and physical
• Be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
• Residency may be required
• Must achieve a passing score on a mechanical aptitude test
To learn more about the program, visit www.dccc.edu/pipeline.
Contact Debbie Serano at the Collegiate Consortium: 215-218-3886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.