New Construction Operator Technician Program Atlantic Cape Community College
Cumberland County College
Gloucester County College
Salem County College

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Friday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.
5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T
Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330

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For more information or to register by phone, please call (609) 343-5688

Program Content

Career Track: Operations Technician
Course Objective: Graduates will be qualified to perform a variety of gas pipeline construction activities.
Student Outcome: Operator Qualifications received for pipeline work associated with this program.

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED, obtain a reading and math score of 8 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), pass Bennett Mechanical Comprehensive Test (BMCT). Students will be required to have a physical, drug and alcohol screening.

This course provides the training necessary to sit for New Construction Operator Qualification Exam. The 124 hours of curriculum includes 3 days of technical class work with online component, 5 days classroom training, 10 days of field training.

Topics include:

  • New Construction Operator Technician Classroom Training: (Plastic pipe fusion and installation, inspection and inspection of pipes, regulation of gas meters, understanding the gas industry, location markings, accident awareness and prevention)   
  • Hands-On Instruction: leak detection, pipe inspection, gas indicator reading, diagnostic-voltage, current, resistance, skills in pipe fitting, read pipeline drawings, inspection of pressure gauges, installing meters and regulators, safety techniques
  • Introduction to Word/Resume Writing, Job Preparation and Work Readiness, Communications and Teambuilding

Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the National Gas Association New Construction Operator Qualification (OQ) exam. Student will report to respective community colleges for classroom training and hands-on training at South Jersey Gas in Glassboro, NJ.    

Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition $2,500.00
Materials/Exams/Fees $700.00
Total $3,200

Program Hours

  • Program Start Date: February 5

  • Class Hours: Classroom Training-Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. **hands on lab training hours may vary

  • Length of Program: 124 hours, 3.5 week
  • Available Locations: Atlantic Cape Community College, Gloucester County College, Cumberland County College, Salem County College.Hands-on portion at SJ Gas, 142 S Main Street, Glassboro, NJ
  • Placement Assistance: Students who successfully complete the program and receive a program certificate, industry credential from National Gas Association and will have job search assistance with employment at area pipe line installation employers.

Contact Information

Jean McAlister
Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 343-5688,mcaliste@atlantic.edu

Brigette Sachtell
Gloucester County College
1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ, 08080
(856) 681-6226,bsatchel@gccnj.edu

Vickie Simek
Cumberland County College
3322 College Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 776-2370,vsimek@cccnj.edu

Mary Ellen Hassler
Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069
(609) 393-9000, mhassler@salemcc.edu

Daniel Lim, Job Developer
(609) 393-2370,dlim@njworkforce.org