Associate of Science in Construction Inspection (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 inspections. 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 percent.
  • 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.

 Program Requirements

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
CT 109Residential Codes and Inspect3
CT 132Basic Building System & Codes3
CT 271Life Safety for Construction3
CT 273Electrical Codes3
CT 275Plumbing Inspection3
CT 277Structural Inspection3
Select two of the following courses:
CT 100Construction Drawing and Design Analysis 14
CT 101Construction Drawing and Design Analysis 24
CT 105Computer Assisted Construction Theory4
CT 205Plumbing3
CT 262Cabinet and Furniture Construction4
CT 270Residential Wiring3
COMP 005Computer Concepts *4
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

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).