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Natural Gas Technology (NGT)

NGT 1001  (0.25 credit hours)  
Basic Procedures/Processes  

Presents the major components of a natural gas system from well head to burner. Presents actions that each component has on the gas stream in the context of the total system. Reviews key terms and definitions applied to conditions common to the utilization of natural gas. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1002  (0.25 credit hours)  
Basic Properties of Fuel Gases  

Presents advanced procedures for extracting natural gas from the earth and for transporting and regulating natural gas with an emphasis on the physical and chemical properties of natural fuel gases. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1003  (0.75 credit hours)  
Adjusting Gas Burners  

Presents the science of gas burner design, factors affecting the proper combustion of fuel gas, and techniques used to measure gas input rates, gas flow, and pressure. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours); Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1004  (0.75 credit hours)  
Regulating Natural Gas  

Presents factors related to measurement of natural gas in a distribution system, pressure regulation, accurate measurement of natural gas, and irregularities in meter installations. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours); Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1005  (0.5 credit hours)  
Gas Distribution Calculations  

Presents methods for calculating area and volume measurements, gas flow rate measurements and heating values, venting and ventilation requirements for proper burning of natural gas, and comparing fuel costs. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1006  (0.5 credit hours)  
Records & Compliance Reports  

Focuses on U.S. Department of Transportation reporting requirements, reading maps of natural gas systems, and preparing field sketches. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1101  (1.25 credit hours)  
Controlling/Preventing Fires  

Introduces factors related to the fire extinguishing process, ways to prevent gas fires, and ways to extinguish natural gas fires. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours); Lab: 1.0 credits (30 Contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1102  (0.75 credit hours)  
Safe Working Environment  

Emphasizes work safety practices, proper use of equipment, hazards of escaping gas, and drug testing and rehabilitation programs. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Laboratory: 0.5 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1103  (0.5 credit hours)  
Preventing Accidental Ignition  

Identifies conditions, causes, and hazards related to gas leakage; emphasizes safety practices and procedures to prevent accidental ignition of natural gas. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1104  (0.5-500 credit hours)  
Traffic Control Guidelines  

Present the basic standard for traffic control as described in the annual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part VI According to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Lecture/Laboratory: varies.

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1401  (0.5 credit hours)  
Excavating  

Focuses on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for earth excavation, protection systems, and tables and specifications for designing protective systems. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1402  (1.25 credit hours)  
Operating Equipment Safely  

Presents techniques of tractor/loader/backhoe operation while emphasizing safety precautions, maintenance and inspection, and proper control. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1403  (0.75 credit hours)  
Safety in Confined Spaces  

Introduces confined spaces with emphasis on identifying hazards, monitoring of the atmosphere, entry procedures, and controlling hazardous energy. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.5 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1404  (0.5 credit hours)  
Communicating Potential Hazard  

Examines health related chemical and explosive hazards while emphasizing identification of hazard information from labels and material safety data sheets and methods used to work safely with toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. Lecture: .25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1501  (0.5 credit hours)  
Gas-in-Air Mixture  

Focuses on detecting the presence of and measuring the percent of gas in a gas-in-air mixture. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.50 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1502  (0.5 credit hours)  
Gas Leaks/Odors  

Presents basic facts about natural gas and natural gas leaks with emphasis on responding to gas leak and odor calls. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours); Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1503  (0.5 credit hours)  
Underground Facilities  

Presents techniques and procedures basic to locating and marking underground pipeline facilities. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours); Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1504  (0.5 credit hours)  
Underground Leaks  

Presents the theory and practice for investigating and pinpointing underground natural gas leaks. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours); Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1505  (0.75 credit hours)  
Patrol/ Leakage Surveys  

Presents factors basic to patrol of pipeline facilities to include the practice of patrol and leakage surveys. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1506  (0.25 credit hours)  
Detecting Carbon Monoxide  

Presents the characteristics of carbon monoxide and the guidelines for investigation of carbon monoxide. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1601  (0.75 credit hours)  
Establishing a Gas Service  

Presents methods used when establishing a gas service with emphasis piping from the main to customer's piping, piping inside buildings, and gas-operated equipment in service. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1602  (0.75 credit hours)  
Odorant Levels  

Presents federal and Kentucky standards for proper odorant levels with emphasis on monitoring odorant levels. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1603  (0.75 credit hours)  
Installing Domestic Service  

Presents US Department of Transportation and industry-recognized procedures for installing domestic gas service. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1604  (0.75 credit hours)  
Purging Techniques  

Presents the theory and techniques common to purging natural gas lines, including safe practices and isolation of equipment during purging. Lecture 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1701  (0.5 credit hours)  
Gas-Operated Appliances  

Presents procedures for checking natural gas appliance systems to ensure proper installation and safe operation. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1702  (0.5 credit hours)  
Servicing Gas Equipment  

Presents factors related to the ventilation process, standards to ensure proper combustion and ventilation for gas-operated equipments, and ventilation inspection of gas-operated equipment. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1703  (0.75 credit hours)  
Venting Gas Equipment  

Presents venting requirements for Categories I-IV gas-operated appliances; identifies features and benefits of high efficiency equipment with practice in sizing of vents and inspecting venting systems. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1704  (1.25 credit hours)  
Electrical Concepts  

Presents the basis for troubleshooting electrical control circuits in gas-operated appliances with emphasis on reading electrical circuit diagrams and their physical arrangement in the appliance. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 1 credit (30 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1801  (0.5 credit hours)  
Installing Mains & Lines  

Presents practices basic to installing gas mains and service lines with emphasis on safety, standards, and line-marking. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours)

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1802  (0.5 credit hours)  
Pipeline Installation  

Examines the preparation of the pipeline right-of-way and the completion of the construction operation; presents the major phases of the inspection process. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1803  (0.5 credit hours)  
Joining Plastic Pipe  

Presents the material specifications and installation practices for polyethylene pipe, joining plastic pipe with mechanical fittings, and identification of methods to control static electricity. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1804  (0.75 credit hours)  
Plastic Pipe & Heat Fusion  

Presents the theory of heat fusing polyethylene pipe and the specification and conditions required to produce an acceptable joint.Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1805  (0.5 credit hours)  
Permanent Field Repairs  

Presents common methods and installation practices used to make field repairs on gas piping facilities and natural gas pipelines. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1806  (0.25 credit hours)  
Joining Copper Pipe  

Presents materials and techniques for joining copper pipe/tubing. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1901  (0.5 credit hours)  
Maintaining Line Valves  

Presents basic design characteristics and maintenance procedures for pipeline valves. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1902  (0.5 credit hours)  
Pressure Relief Valves  

Presents components and operating characteristics of typical pressure relief valve installations; emphasizes spring-operated and pilot-operated pressure relief valves; focuses on factors to consider when installing pressure relief valves. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 1903  (0.5 credit hours)  
Abandon/Deactivate Facilities  

Presents processes and procedures for deactivating/abandoning gas facilities. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1904  (0.5 credit hours)  
Cast Iron Pipe  

Presents materials and procedures for repairing cast iron pipe; emphasizes protection of cast iron pipe while excavating. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 1905  (1 credit hours)  
Inspecting Pipe Welds  

Presents duties and responsibilities basic to the practice of inspecting pipe welds; emphasizes the identification and evaluation of weld defects.Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours), Lab: 0.5 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2001  (0.75 credit hours)  
Tapping/Stopping Pipelines  

Presents techniques used to safely tap and stop pipelines under pressure. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2002  (0.75 credit hours)  
Pipeline Pigging  

Presents techniques basic to pigging pipelines. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2003  (0.75 credit hours)  
Purging Techniques  

Presents factors affecting the mechanical nature of displacing one gas with another gas by purging. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2004  (0.75 credit hours)  
Tie-In/Bypass Operations  

Presents procedures for performing tie-in/bypass operations. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2051  (0.5 credit hours)  
Corrosion Control  

Presents the characteristics of corrosion, conditions causing corrosion in buried metal piping, and processes and procedures basic to corrosion control. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: .25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2052  (0.5 credit hours)  
Installing Cathodic Systems  

Presents procedures for installing cathodic protection systems. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2053  (0.5 credit hours)  
Testing Corrosion Systems  

Presents methods for monitoring and testing corrosion control systems. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2054  (0.5 credit hours)  
Monitoring Corrosion Control  

Presents information and techniques for monitoring corrosion control methods on buried metal pipelines. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits(7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2101  (1 credit hours)  
Principles of Electricity  

Presents the basics of both D.C. and A.C. electrical theory with an emphasis on current flow designs. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2102  (1 credit hours)  
Rectifier Components  

Presents the theory and practice of identifying and testing typical rectifier components with emphasis on the identification of rectifying circuits, rectifier selection methods, and specialized types of rectifiers. Lecture: 0.50 credits (7.5 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2103  (1 credit hours)  
Rectifiers  

Presents information and techniques for putting cathodic protection rectifier systems into service. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours) Lab: 0.5 credits (15 contact hours)

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2201  (0.5 credit hours)  
Gas Measurement  

Presents concepts and principles basic to gas measurement; demonstrates the effects of gas pressure and temperature on gas measurement using mathematical calculations; reviews the operating principles of diaphragm, rotary and turbine meters used to measure gas. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2202  (1 credit hours)  
Maintaining Line Valves  

Presents the basic operating principles and maintenance schedules of gas flow control valves; demonstrates proper use and care of high-pressure grease guns. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours), Lab: 0.50 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2203  (0.5 credit hours)  
Pipeline Heaters  

Presents the operation procedures and maintenance of catalytic and water bath indirect pipeline heaters. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2204  (0.5 credit hours)  
Proper Odorant Levels  

Presents the industry standards and devices used to introduce odorants into a natural gas system; emphasizes testing for odorant levels and the proper handling of odorants. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2205  (0.5 credit hours)  
Dew Point of a Gas  

Covers theory and practice used to test the dew point of a gas; explains methods used to test moisture in gas. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2301  (0.5 credit hours)  
Orifice Meters  

Presents operating principles of orifice meters; emphasize the identification of the meter components and their functions in the measurement process. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2302  (0.5 credit hours)  
Turbine Meters  

Presents operating principles of turbine type meters; emphasizes the identification of the meter components and their functions in the measurement process. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2303  (0.5 credit hours)  
Diaphragm Meters  

Presents operating principles of diaphragm-type meters; emphasizes the identification of the meter components and their functions in the measurement process. lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2304  (0.5 credit hours)  
Rotary Meters  

Presents operating principles of rotary meters; emphasizes the identification of the meter components and their functions in the measurement process. Lecture 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2305  (0.5 credit hours)  
Pressure Relief Valves  

Presents purpose and operating characteristics of pressure relief valves; emphasizes inspecting, testing and maintenance of relief valves. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2306  (0.5 credit hours)  
Recording Charts  

Presents basic technology used to transfer information to a recording chart; emphasizes how to change, interpret, and send charts. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2401  (0.5 credit hours)  
Self-Operating Regulators  

Presents information and procedures basic to performing maintenance operations on self-operating pressure regulators. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2402  (0.5 credit hours)  
Pilot Loaded Regulators  

Presents concepts and principles basic to the operation and selection of pressure regulators and the control of gas pressure. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2403  (0.5 credit hours)  
Test Pressure Limits  

Presents the concepts and principles basic to test relief valves and pressure limiting and regulating stations. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NGT 2404  (0.5 credit hours)  
Differential Pressure Recorder  

Presents information and procedures for maintaining and calibrating differential pressure recorders. lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2405  (0.5 credit hours)  
Mercury Instruments  

Presents the fundamental operating and maintenance procedures for Mercury instruments, gauges and indexes. lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
NGT 2406  (0.5 credit hours)  
Multiple Range Pressure Chart  

Presents concepts and principles basic to reading multiple range pressure recording charts. Lecture: 0.25 credits (3.75 contact hours), Lab: 0.25 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture