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New 14-week Program!

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According to the Northeast Gas Association (www.northeastgas.org), natural gas is now the leading home heating fuel in the Northeast. The potential growth in the region is over 33 million new customers. In addition to the new growth, accelerated infrastructure enhancements, and workforce retirements are creating  a demand to accelerate hiring new employees into the industry.

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Natural Gas Technician Certificate Program 

Interested in a career in the expanding natural gas industry?

Farmingdale State College (SUNY) has partnered with National Grid to offer a Natural Gas Bootcamp certificate program. This 14-week program is targeted towards individuals seeking career opportunities in the growing natural gas industry.

This program has two parts:

Part I

  • The first part is the successful completion of the nationally recognized Energy Industry Fundamentals course, developed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD). For more information and registration about this course, please see EIF.

 Part II

  • This program builds on the Energy Industry Fundamentals credential, serves as an introduction to the Natural Gas Industry and will expose you to the job tasks, work methods and safety practices utilized by various workforce positions in gas construction, maintenance, and customer service. All classes will be taught at the National Grid Melville Learning Center by highly experienced gas industry instructors. The program runs 2 nights a week and one (1) Saturday per month totaling 48 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on practice in state-of-the-art laboratories, and outdoor gas training simulation areas using actual tools of the trade. (This part of the program is currently being restructured and more details on dates will be available soon)


Space in this program is limited, and candidates will be selected on a first come, first served basis.


Forms needed to be filled out:

Medical Release Form            Claim Release Form

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Part II:  Register