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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

Building Inspection is a critical component in the construction and maintenance of residential, commercial, multi-unit and specialty buildings within California. Each area critical to the proper quality of construction, safety of operation and durability over an appropriate time, is separately inspected, tested and certified as compliant with the International Building Code.

The responsibilities of building inspectors are reflected in the importance of their role in ensuring the safety of inhabitants during earthquakes, floods, and other emergency situations. The safety of firefighters entering buildings is increased by compliance with the building code requirements for proper installation of fire sprinklers and other safety measures. Employment is primarily within city, county and state agencies with some opportunities with larger real estate or construction organizations and has remained steady during the last decade.

Building Inspection Technology (AS) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 31.5 units Units
BLDG 700 Introduction to the Building Code 3 units
BLDG 710 Advanced Building Inspection 4.5 units
BLDG 720 Electrical Inspection I 3 units
BLDG 725 Electrical Inspection II 3 units
BLDG 730 Plumbing Inspection 3 units
BLDG 735 ADA Building Requirements 3 units
BLDG 740 Mechanical Code 3 units
BLDG 750 Structural Provisions 3 units
BLDG 760 Energy Regulations 3 units
BLDG 775 Introduction to Residential Dwelling Inspection Technology 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3-5 units Units
ENGL 838 Intensive Introduction to Composition and Reading 5 units
OR
ENGL 848 Introduction to Composition and Reading 4 units
Or higher level ENGL course 3 - 5 units
Total Required Major Units: 34.5 - 36.5

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.