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Certified Gas Operations Technician

Certified Gas Operations Technician


Offered through a partnership with Orange & Rockland Utilities, this certified program could lead to a career in the natural gas industry. Students must pass a reading and math screening test, as well as a mechanical aptitude test. The program will take place at the O&R Goshen facility and 100% attendance is expected. An orientation and screening will take place two weeks prior to the course start. Register for orientation or get more information at Continuing Education 845-574-4151. Funding and enrollment are limited. A Job Fair for participants will take place following the classroom training and exams.

Topics include:
New Construction Operator Technician Classroom Training: Installation, inspection of pipes, regulation of gas meters, understanding the gas industry, location markings, and accident awareness and prevention. Hands-On Instruction: Leak detection, pipe inspection, gas indicator reading, diagnostic-voltage, current, resistance, skills in pipe fitting, reading pipeline drawings, inspection of pressure gauges, installing meters and regulator, and safety techniques. Soft Skills Training: Workplace competencies including communication & teamwork skills, resume writing, and career readiness.

Students are required to take the NGA (Northeast Gas Association Exam) after classroom training.


  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED/HSE (High School Equivalency).
  • Must have top scores on administered reading and math screening test, as well as a Mechanical Aptitude Test.
  • Must commit to attend a 2 week full-time (8 am - 4 pm) training program. 100% attendance is required.


For more information please contact Partnership Programs at or call at 845-574-4518