Certificate in Construction Inspection

Inspection is a vitally important tool employed by public/private owners and/or agencies to verify construction quality compliance on varying types of construction improvements across multiple trades and disciplines.  Certificate courses provide students with a thorough knowledge and application of the construction inspection process and leads to employment in various fields of the construction field.  Emphasis is in construction inspection of public building/civil construction contracts, whether it is performed by the owner, consultant or the contractor.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Construction Inspection Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Examine the basic construction management systems and processes employed in the planning, design and construction of building and heavy civil construction.
  2. Analyze the various supporting functions of the construction inspector within the construction management organization.
  3. Examine the various contract documents, laws and/or regulations governing the scope of authority of construction inspectors.
  4. Explore and understand the duties and responsibilities of the construction inspector.
  5. Analyze the comprehensive inspection reporting and related documents.
  6. Identify the various opportunities in the construction inspection profession.
Required courses:
CM 110Introduction and Fundamentals of Construction Management3
CM 120Plans Reading2
CM 121Construction Contract Documents, Codes and Specifications2
CM 140Vertical and Horizontal Construction3
CM 145Construction Inspection and Materials Testing3
CM 210Construction Project Safety3
CM 699BCooperative Education2.5
Total Units18.5

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CM 110 Introduction and Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CM 120 Plans Reading 2
CM 210 Construction Project Safety 3
Winter Term 1
CM 121 Construction Contract Documents, Codes and Specifications 2
Spring Term 1
CM 145 Construction Inspection and Materials Testing 3
CM 140 Vertical and Horizontal Construction 3
Summer Term 1
CM 699B Cooperative Education 2.5
 Total Units18.5

Career Opportunities

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