Associate of Science in Construction Inspection - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Industry & Technology

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Construction Inspection through the study of residential and commercial building codes, residential and commercial inspection. Students will acquire skills in inspection of foundations, walls, roofs, mechanical systems, electrical systems and life safety functions.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct residential inspections.
  • List the inspections necessary, given a set of residential plans, to complete the residential inspection process with an accuracy of 75%.
  • Understand the process of becoming a certified inspector and the levels of certification.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: building inspection at local building levels, state and municipal building levels, home inspection, project-level inspection.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (18 Units)18
Residential Codes and Inspect
Basic Building System & Codes
Life Safety for Construction
Electrical Codes
Plumbing Inspection
Structural Inspection
Restricted Electives (6-8 Units)6-8
Select two of the following courses:
Const Draw & Design Analysis 1
Const Draw & Design Analysis 2
Computer Asst. Const. Theory
Construction Theory/Practice 1
Cabinet and Furniture Const.
Residential Wiring
Computer Concepts *
Electives (9-13 Units)9-13
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Courses meet General Education requirements and 0-3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).