Inspection Technology (INSPEC)

INSPEC 011  3 Units  
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection: Soils and Concrete  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course provides a basic study of soils engineering, soils construction methods, soils identification, soils terminology, concrete and asphalt including cements, aggregates, admixtures, job and batch control, properties of concrete, finishing, curing, reinforcing and nomenclature for inspectors.

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 012  3 Units  
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection: Wood, Steel, Masonry  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course is a basic study of structures, including wood, steel, and masonry construction, building occupancies, construction and separations, acoustics and sound control (formerly INSPEC 012B).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 013  3 Units  
Advanced Construction Inspection: International Building Code (IBC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course provides for inspectors a study of the International Building Code (IBC) including application, interpretation, and use of the code (formerly INSPEC 013D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 014  3 Units  
Advanced Construction Inspection: National Electrical Code (NEC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course provides an understanding of the National Electrical Code and a study of its applications (formerly INSPEC 014D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 015  3 Units  
Advanced Construction Inspection: Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course is a study, interpretation and application of the CA Plumbing Code (CPC) (Formerly INSPEC 015D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 016  3 Units  
Advanced Construction Inspection: Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course is a study of the requirements for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators and other heat-producing appliances required by the CA Mechanical Code (CMC) (formerly INSPEC 016D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 017  3 Units  
California State Energy Regulations for Residential Buildings  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course is a study of the basic compliance requirements of the California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for residential buildings and the 2016 CA Green Building Standards Code. It includes prescriptive and performance methods such as alternative packages and computer models (formerly INPSEC 017D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 018  3 Units  
California State Energy Regulations for Non-Residential Buildings  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course studies basic compliance with California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for non-residential buildings and CA Green Building Standards Code. It includes prescriptive and performance methods such as alternative packages and computer models (formerly INPSEC 018D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 026  3 Units  
Non-Structural Plan Review  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course provides training in the application of the CA Codes to construction drawings, including legal requirements for non-structural plan review, local, State, and Federal laws applicable to construction drawings, and the use of plan reviews as a first step in performing consistent and thorough inspections (formerly INSPEC 026D).

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 027  3 Units  
Structural Plan Review  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This is a basic study of simplified engineering that can be applied to both plan checking and field inspections.

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 028  3 Units  
California Residential Code  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course provides building and safety personnel with a study of the California Residential Code (CRC) including application, interpretation, and use of the code.

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 029  3 Units  
Community Relations for Building Personnel  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course covers the development of oral and written communication skills for code enforcement personnel and an introduction to community relations for civil service employees. Topics include the proper methods of dealing with different types of encounters that an inspector may have with do-it-yourself homeowners, contractors, developers, etc. and the legal aspects of code administration and enforcement.

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 030  3 Units  
Aspects of Building and Safety  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course prepares students for the basic administrative functions of building and safety including: Title 25, Disabled access, staff roles, permit and plan checking, building inspection, and code enforcement.

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 098  1-4 Units  
Inspection Technology Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.

Associate Degree Applicable

INSPEC 611  Noncredit  
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection: Soils and Concrete  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course provides a basic study of soils engineering, soils construction methods, soils identification, soils terminology, concrete and asphalt including cements, aggregates, admixtures, job and batch control, properties of concrete, finishing, curing, reinforcing and nomenclature for inspectors.
INSPEC 612  Noncredit  
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection: Wood, Steel, Masonry  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course is a basic study of structures, including wood, steel, and masonry construction, building occupancies, construction and separations, acoustics and sound control.
INSPEC 613  Noncredit  
Advanced Construction Inspection: International Building Code (IBC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course provides for inspectors a study of the International Building Code (IBC) including application, interpretation, and use of the code.
INSPEC 614  Noncredit  
Advanced Construction Inspection: National Electrical Code (NEC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course provides an understanding of the National Electrical Code and a study of its applications.
INSPEC 615  Noncredit  
Advanced Construction Inspection: Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course is a study, interpretation and application of the CA Plumbing Code (CPC).
INSPEC 616  Noncredit  
Advanced Construction Inspection: Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course is a study of the requirements for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators and other heat-producing appliances required by the CA Mechanical Code (CMC).
INSPEC 617  Noncredit  
California State Energy Regulations for Residential Buildings  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course is a study of the basic compliance requirements of the California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for residential buildings and the 2016 CA Green Building Standards Code. It includes prescriptive and performance methods such as alternative packages and computer models.
INSPEC 618  Noncredit  
California State Energy Regulations For Non-Residential Buildings  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course studies basic compliance with California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for non-residential buildings and CA Green Building Standards Code. It includes prescriptive and performance methods such as alternative packages and computer models.
INSPEC 626  Noncredit  
Non-Structural Plan Review  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course provides training in the application of the CA Codes to construction drawings, including legal requirements for non-structural plan review, local, State, and Federal laws applicable to construction drawings, and the use of plan reviews as a first step in performing consistent and thorough inspections.
INSPEC 627  Noncredit  
Structural Plan Review  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This is a noncredit basic study of simplified engineering that can be applied to both plan checking and field inspections.
INSPEC 628  Noncredit  
California Residential Code  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course provides building and safety personnel with a study of the California Residential Code (CRC) including application, interpretation, and use of the code.
INSPEC 629  Noncredit  
Community Relations for Building Personnel  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course covers the development of oral and written communication skills for code enforcement personnel and an introduction to community relations for civil service employees. Topics include the proper methods of dealing with different types of encounters that an inspector may have with do-it-yourself homeowners, contractors, developers, etc. and the legal aspects of code administration and enforcement.
INSPEC 630  Noncredit  
Aspects of Building and Safety  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course prepares students for the basic administrative functions of building and safety including: Title 25, Disabled access, staff roles, permit and plan checking, building inspection, and code enforcement.