Certificate of Achievement in Construction Inspection

Division: Industry & Technology

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Construction Inspection. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in basic construction management, knowledge of basic building codes and code authority enforcement, basic concepts of building systems, construction plan reading and development, knowledge of computer programs utilized in managing construction projects and managing quality in construction.

Program Outcomes

  • List required site conditions, necessary documents, equipment, and necessary pre-communication in order for a building official to make a requested inspection.
  • List necessary site safety practices for building officials when making inspections.
  • List the major inspections involved in the construction of a residence.
  • List national authority for building codes, electrical codes and fire safety codes.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: assisting construction managers, materials take-off and assisting materials estimators, drafting plans, entry-level carpenters, entry-level finish installer, entry-level concrete installers, retail sales, outside sales for building materials or services, entry level building inspector.

Required Certificate 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 6-8 units from the following courses:
Const Draw & Design Analysis 1
Const Draw & Design Analysis 2
Computer Asst. Const. Theory
Construction Theory/Practice 1
Plumbing
Cabinetmaking
Cabinet and Furniture Const.
Residential Wiring
Computer Concepts
Total24-26

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.