Earn More Than Just A Degree
Get the training you need for a career in the gas utility industry. The demand for gas utility professionals is at an all-time high in New England, and is expected to continue to grow. The Gas Utility Technology Degree Option Program at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), created in collaboration with Feeney Brothers Utility Services, gives students an opportunity to gain real-world job experience at the Boston area’s most qualified and diversified utility contractor while they earn their degree.
This five-semester program of study includes a paid summer internship with Feeney Brothers Utility Services and two four-week paid work experiences during winter breaks for students who maintain a C or higher in the Gas Utility Technology courses.
After completing this degree option, students receive an associate in science degree and will have the experience and qualifications they need to launch a career in gas utility construction. Graduates of the program in good standing at Feeney Brothers will have guaranteed career placement at Feeney Brothers with the chance of rapid advancement.
The College created the Gas Utility Technology Degree Option program with industry collaborator Feeney Brothers Excavation, LLC, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. BHCC’s Curriculum Committee and the College Forum approved the program on May 5, 2015. Students will be accepted into the program each fall and trained for employment in the gas utility industry. Information Sessions will be held at BHCC and Feeney Brothers Excavation beginning July 23th. Dates, locations and times are listed below:
Careers And Salaries
During summer break, students in the Gas Utility program participate in a paid internship at Feeney Brothers Utility Services while they complete a for-credit internship course. Over both winter breaks, students participate in four-week paid work experiences. Students work full-time for $16/hour, with available overtime hours at time and a half.
Successful graduates of the Gas Utility Technology Degree Option Program at BHCC will have the option of full-time employment at Feeney Brothers, or they will also be well-qualified for careers at other utility companies.
The current starting salary for laborers in Massachusetts ranges from $32,000 – $45,000, with additional compensation for overtime. There are opportunities for advancement to Gas Utility Operator ($46,000-$80,000), Gas Utility Foreman ($50,000-$90,000) and Gas Utility Supervisor ($52,000-$95,000).
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