Gas Utility Worker, Advanced Certificate



Program Code: 0749

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
SPEECH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
HISTORY 113United States Labor History3
CIS 120Introduction to Computer Applications3
ENGLISH 107Report Writing3
MATH 107Math For Technicians I3
332TECH 434Introduction To Plumbing3
332TECH 435Plumbing Tools & Equipment2
332TECH 448Vocational Physical Training I1
332TECH 449Professional Development2
332TECH 452Basic Electrical Theory3
332TECH 462Vocational Physical Training II1
332TECH 463Vocational Physical Training III1
332TECH 503Gas Utility Training I6
332TECH 504Gas Utility Training II6
332TECH 505Gas Utility Training III3
332TECH 506Gas Utility Training IV4
432CMGT 609Construction Safety II3
Total Hours50


This is an example course sequence for students interested in gas utility work. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Advanced Certificate (AC) in Gas Utility Worker. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
MATH 107 Math For Technicians I 3
332TECH 434 Introduction To Plumbing 3
332TECH 435 Plumbing Tools & Equipment 2
332TECH 448 Vocational Physical Training I 1
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
HISTORY 113 United States Labor History 3
332TECH 452 Basic Electrical Theory 3
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
ENGLISH 107 Report Writing 3
432CMGT 609 Construction Safety II 3
332TECH 503 Gas Utility Training I 6
332TECH 504 Gas Utility Training II 6
332TECH 462 Vocational Physical Training II 1
Semester 2
332TECH 505 Gas Utility Training III 3
332TECH 463 Vocational Physical Training III 1
332TECH 449 Professional Development 2
332TECH 506 Gas Utility Training IV 4
 Total Hours50

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Meter Readers, Utilities

Job Description

Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$39,244
Median 50th Percentile$64,641
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$110,950

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$19
Median 50th Percentile$31
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$53

Annual Job Openings

9 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less71.05%
A certificate0.54%
Some college17.28%
An Associate degree8.74%
A Bachelor's degree2.39%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

2.39% continue their education beyond an associate degree