Building Inspection Technology

Associate Degree

A.S. in Building Inspection Technology

This CRC program has been developed to prepare individuals for employment in building inspection. Graduates may be employed by contractors, government agencies, architects, finance companies and developers.

A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in the fast-growing construction industry in the Sacramento Valley.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Field trips to a variety of construction sites to study inspection technologies and code interpretations (Instructor Option)
  • Association with instructors who are county and city building officials and inspectors

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BIT 100 Introduction to the International Building Code 3
BIT 101 Introduction to the International Residential Code 3
BIT 112 Building Inspection Principles for Disabled Access 3
BIT 120 Mechanical I/Plumbing Code Requirements 3
BIT 121 Mechanical II / H.V.A.C. Code Requirements 3
BIT 140 Residential Electrical Code Requirements 3
CMT 310 Materials of Construction 3
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
BIT 102 Plan Reading and Non-Structural Plan Review (3)
BIT 104 International Building Code - Fire & Life Safety (3)
BIT 106 Introduction to Special Inspection- Concrete, Masonry, Steel, and Soils (3)
BIT 130 Introduction to Inspection of Wood Frame Construction (3)
BIT 141 Commercial Electrical Code Requirements (3)
BIT 150 California Energy Code – Building Energy Efficiency Standards (3)
BIT 152 HERS I, Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing for Code Compliance (3)
BIT 154 California Green Building Standards Code (3)
Total Units: 39

The Building Inspection Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret the model building codes: Interpret the model building codes and summarize the origins and evolution of building codes in this country. Identify the origin and organization of the model building codes. Interpret code requirements for plans, permits and inspections. Diagnose code compliance with a minimum of 80% accuracy, congruent with industry certification. (PSLO 1)
  • Analyze a set of construction drawings to determine completeness/code compliance: Analyze a set of construction drawings to determine completeness and code compliance. Develop a thorough understanding of the organization and purpose of construction drawings. Recognize deficiencies in a set of construction drawings submitted for plan review. (PSLO 2)
  • Develop skills and competencies: Develop skills and competencies for effective and competitive workforce performance. (PSLO 3)
  • Apply specific and measurable career and /or workforce learning objectives: Apply specific and measurable career and/or workforce learning objective through classroom study and independent assignments. (PSLO 4)
  • Ensure that the program is consistent with the college SLO’s: Ensure that the program is consistent with the college SLO’s and is providing the students and community with a valuable and meaningful service. (PSLO 5)

Career Information

Building Inspector; Plan Checker; Construction Supervisor; Foreman; Construction Management; Government Building Official. Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificates of Achievement

Building Inspection Technology Certificate

This CRC program has been developed to prepare individuals for employment in building inspection. Graduates may be employed by contractors, government agencies, architects, finance companies and developers.

A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in the fast-growing construction industry in the Sacramento Valley.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Field trips to a variety of construction sites to study inspection technologies and code interpretations (Instructor Option)
  • Association with instructors who are county and city building officials and inspectors

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BIT 100 Introduction to the International Building Code 3
BIT 101 Introduction to the International Residential Code (3) 3
BIT 112 Building Inspection Principles for Disabled Access 3
BIT 120 Mechanical I/Plumbing Code Requirements 3
BIT 121 Mechanical II / H.V.A.C. Code Requirements 3
BIT 140 Residential Electrical Code Requirements 3
CMT 310 Materials of Construction 3
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
BIT 102 Plan Reading and Non-Structural Plan Review (3)
BIT 104 International Building Code - Fire & Life Safety (3)
BIT 106 Introduction to Special Inspection- Concrete, Masonry, Steel, and Soils (3)
BIT 130 Introduction to Inspection of Wood Frame Construction (3)
BIT 141 Commercial Electrical Code Requirements (3)
BIT 150 California Energy Code – Building Energy Efficiency Standards (3)
BIT 152 HERS I, Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing for Code Compliance (3)
BIT 154 California Green Building Standards Code (3)
Total Units: 33

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret the model building codes: Interpret the model building codes and summarize the origins and evolution of building codes in this country. Identify the origin and organization of the model building codes. Interpret code requirements for plans, permits and inspections. Diagnose code compliance with a minimum of 80% accuracy, congruent with industry certification. (PSLO 1)
  • Analyze a set of construction drawings to determine completeness/code compliance: Analyze a set of construction drawings to determine completeness and code compliance. Develop a thorough understanding of the organization and purpose of construction drawings. Recognize deficiencies in a set of construction drawings submitted for plan review. (PSLO 2)
  • Develop skills and competencies: Develop skills and competencies for effective and competitive workforce performance. (PSLO 3)
  • Apply specific and measurable career and /or workforce learning objectives: Apply specific and measurable career and/or workforce learning objective through classroom study and independent assignments. (PSLO 4)
  • Ensure that the program is consistent with the college SLO’s: Ensure that the program is consistent with the college SLO’s and is providing the students and community with a valuable and meaningful service. (PSLO 5)

Career Information

Building Inspector; Plan Checker; Construction Supervisor; Foreman; Construction Management; Government Building Official.

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


Green Buildings Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to develop job skills and an understanding of green strategies for high performance buildings and livable communities. It is focused at students and professionals in the fields of architecture; construction; building management; construction management; building inspection; design technology; landscape; and planning, who want to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of an integrated, economic life-cycle approach to the design of the built environment. It includes study of green rating systems, material choices and environmental strategies for a livable, sustainable future.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ARCH 342 Introduction to Green Buildings 3
CMT 310 Materials of Construction 3
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
ARCH 332 Design Awareness (3)
ARCH 334 Advanced Design in Three Dimensions (3)
ADT 320 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) I (3)
ADT 322 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) II (3)
BIT 150 California Energy Code – Building Energy Efficiency Standards (3)
CONST 143 Photovoltaic Systems (3)
ECON 306 Environmental Economics (3)
GEOG 302 Environmental Studies & Sustainability (3)
GEOG 305 Global Climate Change (3)
GEOG 306 Weather and Climate (3)
Total Units: 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Establish meaningful ethical, social and environmental objectives for buildings and communities based on the values of energy and resource conscious design.
  • Compare and contrast societal and economic implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • Compare and contrast the effect of contextual issues and evaluate their impact on energy consumption, environment and the beneficial experience of interior and exterior spaces.
  • PSLO 2: Identify and articulate issues related to the choice of various building, landscape and environmental systems; ideate responsive solutions; and compare the alternatives in making effective, sustainable decisions.
  • Analyze and calculate energy use to make informed, environmentally-sound and economic choices to satisfy human needs for comfort and aesthetics.
  • Explain the concepts of resource conservation and waste reduction and make sustainable design choices related to materials and construction.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of green rating systems, livable communities strategies and the ability to apply these concepts in decision-making.
  • PSLO 3: Demonstrate independent learning, teamwork and continuing education habits that will help to encourage a life long pursuit of knowledge.
  • To use a team work process to identify issues, analyze criteria, research and apply learned principles to synthesize solutions to specific design projects.
  • To demonstrate habits of visual note making and independent research by developing a sketch and notebook to record learning.

Career Information

This certificate helps to develop the knowledge base related to sustainable green buildings and environments for the careers of architecture, construction, construction management, building inspection, horticulture, landscape architecture and architectural design technology.

Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction, Certificate of Proficiency

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