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Natural gas plant operators monitor and control the systems and equipment that take gas from its natural state and convert it into a useable product. Your job is to ensure that the gas produced is free of impurities. The purified gas is then separated into products such as ethane, propane, butane, and methane. You’ll also be responsible for the flow of this processed gas into the pipelines that carry it to the various industries and homes that use it for fuel. In addition, you’ll make gas flow changes to the supply system to keep pace with customer demands.
Natural gas plant operators earn above-average wages and enjoy good job security and potential to advance into supervisory or management positions.
This is a user-friendly program, designed for people who have no prior exposure to technical aspects of hydrocarbons, energy, or industrial processes. No prior science or math education is necessary; the program includes all of the necessary basic science and technology elements.
Upon registering, you're given twelve months to complete this program.
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.
To take this program, you’ll need access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. No textbooks are required for this program; all your learning will take place online.
To enroll in this program, you should have basic computer skills and a high school diploma or the equivalent.
This program is for you if you’re seeking an entry-level position in the field of natural gas production.
This program is supported by a team of highly experienced industry instructors.
Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
The Natural Gas Plant Operations Online Training Program provides you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to begin an exciting career in natural gas plant operations. Natural gas has two things going for it. First, it provides clean energy. Second, it’s plentiful in the United States. For decades to come, natural gas will be produced and consumed in the United States, creating ongoing demand for natural gas plant operators.
For people who want to enter this field, it’s difficult to find suitable training to become an entry-level worker. This online program provides the fundamental technical background you need to get started in this field. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.
1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given an initial twelve months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an extension of three months is available with a fee of $200.
3. Do I have to buy additional materials?
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
4. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
5. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
6. Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
7. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
9. Can I use a Mac?
No, you must access this program with a PC or IBM-compatible computer.
10. How can I get more information about the program?
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11. When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
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