Construction Inspection Certificate


The Construction Inspection Certificate is designed to prepare students to become building inspectors, construction inspectors, public works and facility inspectors or similar occupations. Construction and building inspectors ensure that new construction, changes, or repairs comply with local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. This certificate requires a total of 28-30 units. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. At least one half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College.

Required Courses (18 units):
CSTR 031 FInternational Building Code3
CSTR 032 FUniform Plumbing Code3
CSTR 034 FNational Electrical Code3
CSTR 035 F California Accessibility and Energy Codes3
CSTR 038 FUniform Mechanical Code3
CSTR 041 FInternational Residential Code3
Restricted Electives (10-12 units):10-12
Residential Plumbing and Mechanical Systems3
Construction Plans Reading (formerly Construction Blueprint Reading)3
Concrete and Masonry3
Surveying for Builders2
Technical Mathematics I3
Technical Science3
Industrial Safety2
Total Units28-30

Outcome 1: Identify building occupancies.

Outcome 2: Select a specific code application.

Outcome 3: Identify a typical set of residential or light commercial construction plans and analyze, interpret, extract and define basic structural and finish components and/or systems necessary for project construction.