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Building Inspection Certificate


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 units
CONST-108 Introduction to Construction Inspection and Codes | 2 units
CONST-109 California Building Code | 3 units
CONST-120 California Mechanical Code | 3 units
CONST-122 Plumbing Systems and the Plumbing Code | 3 units
CONST-124 California Electrical Code | 3 units

A minimum of one unit from the following:
CWE-188CNST Cooperative Work Experience Education | 1 - 4 units

Building inspector with flashlight.

Building inspector looking at framing.