This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

This program provides students with the technical knowledge and skill reading and interpreting building codes. Understanding materials used to meet the demands of the codes and the documentation needed to comply with inspections taking place during construction, remodel of maintenance of structures. With these new skills, students will be able to obtain entry level employment as an inspector or an inspector’s helper in new construction, remodel construction, or operation of an existing building.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between the codes and how they affect building and maintaining structures.
  • Determine needed compliance documents for building construction, remodel, and routine maintenance.
  • Apply the California Building Codes and California Energy Efficiency codes in the design of a structure.
  • Obtain the necessary skills to become and inspector or an inspector’s helper.
Required Courses. (27 units) Units
EST-20 California Energy Codes 3
EST-21 California Building Codes 3
EST-22 California Mechanical Codes 3
EST-23 California Plumbing Codes 3
EST-24 California Electrical Codes 3
EST-25 California Residential Codes 3
EST-26 California Fire Codes 3
EST-32 Architectural Practice I 3
EST-33 Materials of Construction 3