Construction Inspection – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0957.20

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.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

BLDG 212PRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION3
BLDG 213BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES AND STANDARDS3
BLDG 214MATERIALS & PROCESSES OF CONSTRUCTION: SUB GRADE TO ROOF FRAMING3
BLDG 215MATERIALS & METHODS OF CONST: FLOOR THROUGH ROOF FRAMING3
BLDG 219LEGAL FACTORS OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION3
BLDG 221ELEMENTS OF GRADING INSPECTION3
BLDG 222SUSTAINABLE PLANNING AND ZONING PRINCIPLES3
BLDG 223PRINCIPLES OF PLUMBING INSPECTION3
BLDG 224PRINCIPLES OF HEATING AND REFRIGERATION INSPECTIONS3
ELTY 217ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND CODES2
TECH 107ATECHNICAL CALCULATIONS3
Total Units32

Recommended Electives

FIRE 142BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree