Program Description

The curriculum prepares students to seek employment as construction inspectors. The focus is on the responsibility and duties of construction inspectors to verify that construction projects comply with the architect’s plans, local, state and international code requirements.

Instruction is offered in all phases of inspections, from pre-grading and site preparation to the buildings’ final inspection. Upon completion, students can apply to become Assistant Inspectors. Students with qualifying field experience can apply to become full inspectors.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify the training/educational requirements and describe the role of the construction inspector.

  2. Describe and explain residential print reading and interpret the use of related local, state and international building codes used for construction.

  3. Explain the purpose and intent of the building, grading, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, zoning, electrical, legal requirements and the code enforcement process.

  4. Understand the methods, materials and the process of construction inspections from site preparation to the final building inspection.

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 32

Required courses:

  • BLDG 212 - Print Reading for Construction (3)
  • BLDG 213 - Building Construction Codes and Standards (3)
  • BLDG 214 - Materials & Processes of Const: Sub Grade to Floor Framing (3)
  • BLDG 215 - Materials & Methods of Const: Floor Through Roof Framing (3)
  • BLDG 219 - Legal Factors of Construction Inspection (3)
  • BLDG 221 - Elements of Grading Inspection (3)
  • BLDG 222 - Principles of Housing and Zoning Requirements (3)
  • BLDG 223 - Principles of Plumbing Inspection (3)
  • BLDG 224 - Principles of Heating and Refrigeration Inspections (3)
  • TECH 107A - Technical Calculations (3)
  • ELTY 217 - Electrical Inspection and Codes (2)

Recommended electives:

  • FIRE 142 - Building Construction For Fire Protection (3)

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Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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