Building Inspection


 
Certificate of Achievement: Building Inspection
 
The Building Inspection option is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for employment in the building inspection profession. The course-work prepares students to take code certification exams typically required for employment. Inspectors are employed by government agencies, private companies, contractors and lending institutions. Inspectors observe, evaluate, judge and enforce laws and regulations pertaining to building construction. The inspector is required to have a broad base of knowledge in all components of construction including plan reading, specification interpretation, and legal requirements.

Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required to interpret California construction codes and apply them to building and construction applications.
 
 
Program Requirements
Units Required: 18
 
CONST-103
Blueprint Reading for Construction | 3.0 units
CONST-108
Introduction to Construction Inspection and Codes | 2.0 units
CONST-109
California Building Code | 3.0 units
CONST-120
California Mechanical Code | 3.0 units
CONST-122
Plumbing Systems and the Plumbing Code | 3.0 units

CONST-124
California Electrical Code | 3.0 units

A minimum of one unit from the following:
CWE-188CNST
Cooperative Work Experience Education | 1.0 - 4.0 units
 
 







  Course Descriptions

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CONST-103 BLUEPRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION
3.0 units | 36 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Provides skills in reading, interpreting, analyzing, and visualizing construction drawings and specifications prepared by architects and engineers, emphasizing reading and extracting information from detailed drawings for both residential and commercial construction. 

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CONST-108 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND CODES
2.0 units | 36 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: ARCHT-140 or CONST-103
Introduces construction inspection, and the function, responsibilities, authority and technical requirements related to construction, including state building code requirements for residential and non-residential construction.


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CONST-109 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Focuses on California building code requirements for residential and non-residential construction as they pertain to the building inspection process. 


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CONST-120 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Introduces the Uniform Mechanical Code as it applies to construction and maintenance of buildings regulated by this code.

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CONST-122 PLUMBING SYSTEMS AND THE PLUMBING CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces plumbing systems used in buildings and other construction projects, including systems for water, waste, storm water, fuel gas, medical gas and vacuum, sewage disposal, water reuse, and reclaimed water. Surveys the Plumbing Code requirements for each of these systems.

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-124 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Introduces the National Electrical Code, including provisions of the code, interpretation of construction documents, construction procedures, and inspection procedures.