Natural Gas

This second course of the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety series – which explores various facets of the power sector – provides an education in natural gas, both the substance itself and the equipment used to transport it. The course covers key factors in the formation of the natural gas industry, and the history of natural gas as a fuel.

This online course is available on the Coursera platform.

Course Duration:

Approximately 4 weeks (2.5 to 5 hours of effort per week)

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the gas system and its components, as well as new pipeline technologies
  • Identify gas safety procedures

Intended Audience

Individuals considering a career in the energy industry – whether a hands-on utility technician or utility worker position, or interested in emerging green energy solutions – and those already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training


  • High school diploma
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics

Credential Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): TCIE grants 0.1 CEUs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): TCIE grants 1 PDH upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.   

For either a CEU or PDH, a learner must complete a request form. The process entails providing proof of the learner’s Verified Certificate (VC) issued by Coursera. A VC indicates a learner has completed a course with a passing score (he/she does not receive a letter grade). CEUs and PDHs are eligible for those earning a certificate on November 11, 2019 or later.