Building Codes Technology


C-TV host David tells you why you should consider a career in Building Codes Technology.

 
Work in code enforcement, as a permit technician, or building inspector.
 
 
 
 
 

Not just hammers and nails, the BCT program incorporates new advancements in Building Codes Technology.

The Building Codes Technology Certificate Program is a comprehensive program consisting of four concentrations which focuses on both commercial and residential building code coursework. Taught by experts in the field, students are offered a broad curriculum, including learning about construction materials, building systems, codes, and blueprint reading.

The Building Codes certificate prepares you for a career in building inspection, building construction and supervision, permit technician, and other building code related careers. It is suitable for those new to the industry, those already in the inspection or construction industry, and includes supporting instruction for plans examiners, architects, engineers, project managers, facilities managers, design professionals, codes enforcement officers, housing enforcement staff, fire personnel, and building officials. The certificate also helps prepare students for the International Code Council (ICC) certification exams.

Certificate of Achievement: Building Codes Technology

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Building Code Technology Program Course Outlines

Student Learning Outcomes

BCT-C284

Section Description

To enhance each Work Based Learning participant's opportunity for success in the field of Building Codes Technology by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Building Codes Technology. PREREQUISITE: Be employed or volunteer in a field related to Building Codes Technology for 5 hours per week per 1 unit of Work Based Learning. COREQUISITE: Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and build on theoretical and practical education in the performance of work tasks in chosen field.
  • Based on self-evaluation and supervisor feedback, develop appropriate professional development and career advancement goals.

BCT-C300

Section Description

The student will gain insight into building laws founded on broad-based performance principles and will become familiar with the proper use of the International Building Code. This includes administrative, occupancy, types of construction, materials, fire resistive standards, exiting and detailed regulating provisions of the document. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to classify all buildings by the various types of construction and apply general requirements of minimum standards based on this classification.
  • The student will be able to classify all buildings by use or occupancy, determine the occupant load, and calculate adequate emergency exit requirements.
  • The student will be able to evaluate fire receptiveness of various construction materials and assemblies.
  • The student will be able to examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.
  • The student will be able to explain and apply the administrative processes contained in the International Building Code, the California Administrative Code and applicable federal requirements.
  • The student will be able to explain or describe the format and performance principles of the Code and develop a working knowledge of the provisions contained therein.
  • The student will be able to select the proper type of construction to insure building codes and laws are being complied with.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the permit technician and implement ethical standards.
  • Examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.
  • Identify the steps of the building permits process as a means of securing code requirements.
  • Implement and describe state and local powers in regard to the adoption and administration of building codes, including the limits of those powers.
  • Select the proper type of construction to ensure correct implementation of building code and law.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.
  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.

BCT-C302

Section Description

Applies the California Code of Regulations (Title 24) as it pertains to various types of buildings. Special emphasis will be placed on California State energy regulations, building modifications for the disabled for accessibility, and includes an introduction to the California State Green Building codes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the Accessibility Code portion of the course, the student will be able to: A. Read and evaluate plans of buildings and installations for State of California disabled access code compliance. B. Perform inspections and assemble comments as required accessibility compliance. C. Assess code compliance of installed accessibility features. Propose solutions for accessibility feature design deficiencies. Assist owners and installers in choosing code compliant options. D. Locate, organize, and explain accessibility code deficiencies to installers and building owners. E. Define and explain nomenclature associated with the accessibility code compliance to owners and contractors. F. Recognize, select, and apply the different methods and materials called for in the accessibility codes. G. Locate, associate, and interpret State of California Title
  • Upon completion of the Energy Code portion of the course, the student will be able to: A. Read and evaluate plans of buildings and installations for State of California energy code compliance. B. Assemble and perform calculations for all energy features as required for residential room addition energy compliance. C. Assess code compliance of installed energy features. Propose solutions for energy feature design deficiencies. Assist owners and installers in choosing code compliant options. D. Locate, organize, and explain energy code deficiencies to installers and building owners. E. Define and explain nomenclature associated with the energy code compliance to owners and installers. F. Recognize, select, and apply the different methods and materials called for in the energy codes. G. Locate, associate, and interpret residential energy code tables.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the permit technician and implement ethical standards.
  • Examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

BCT-C306

Section Description

Basic safety and the use of electricity. Includes basic wiring methods used in residential and commercial buildings in conjunction with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code. Application of the principles of inspection to the details of electrical construction. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to apply practical mathematical electrical Ohm's Law calculations.
  • The student will be able to calculate and size branch circuits and feeders.
  • The student will be able to differentiate the methods for electrical wiring applicable to residential, commercial and industrial construction.
  • The student will be able to explain the various methods of determining the formulas for calculating various load requirements for residential and commercial building.
  • The student will be able to formulate an electrical drawing layout.
  • The student will be able to formulate the method for calculating and utilizing alternating current theory to evaluate different electrical systems.
  • The student will be able to plan and check an electrical drawing to insure compliance with the N.E.C.
  • The student will be able to use alternating current theory to evaluate different electrical systems.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the permit technician and implement ethical standards.
  • Develop and prepare different documentations required during design and/or construction to achieve the appropriate building compliance.
  • Examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.
  • Explain the format and performance principle of the Code and develop a working knowledge of the provisions contained in them.
  • Identify the administrative provisions of the International Residential Code,
  • Identify the general requirements regulating wiring methods, wall construction and wall coverings, ceiling and roof construction, requirements for mechanical appliances and the installation of plumbing and coolant systems.
  • Implement and describe state and local powers in regard to the adoption and administration of building codes, including the limits of those powers.
  • Select the proper type of construction to ensure correct implementation of building code and law.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

BCT-C307

Section Description

Interpretation of the Uniform Mechanical Code as it pertains to heating and air conditioning installations; includes venting, heater and air conditioning selection, gas, electrical, and applicable State Green Building codes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to correctly determine code requirements for commercial kitchen ventilation systems.
  • The student will be able to correctly interpret the appropriate code provisions of the Uniform Mechanical Code for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration of various occupancies.
  • The student will be able to identify various heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and be able to determine correct code compliance.
  • The student will be able to recognize common hazards in the installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration and the necessity of code requirements.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the permit technician and implement ethical standards.
  • Develop and prepare different documentations required during design and/or construction to achieve the appropriate building compliance.
  • Examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.
  • Explain the format and performance principle of the Code and develop a working knowledge of the provisions contained in them.
  • Identify the administrative provisions of the International Residential Code,
  • Identify the general requirements regulating wiring methods, wall construction and wall coverings, ceiling and roof construction, requirements for mechanical appliances and the installation of plumbing and coolant systems.
  • Implement and describe state and local powers in regard to the adoption and administration of building codes, including the limits of those powers.
  • Select the proper type of construction to ensure correct implementation of building code and law.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

BCT-C308

Section Description

Plumbing code interpretation for inspectors and installers necessary for correct selection of material, sizing of pipe, and installation of conventional and Green Building Plumbing systems. ADVISORY: Knowledge of Building Construction. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assemble and perform calculations with all factors required for proper sizing of potable water, fuel gas, and sanitary waste/vent piping systems.
  • Assemble, organize, and explain code deficiencies to plumbing installers.
  • Assess code compliance of installed systems. Propose solutions for plumbing design deficiencies. Assist owners and installers in choosing code compliant options.
  • Define and explain nomenclature associated with the plumbing trade to owners and installers.
  • Locate, associate, and interpret plumbing code tables and sizing charts.
  • Recognize, select, and apply the different methods and materials called for in the plumbing code.
  • Review and evaluate plans of plumbing installations for plumbing code compliance.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the permit technician and implement ethical standards.
  • Examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.
  • Explain the format and performance principle of the Code and develop a working knowledge of the provisions contained in them.
  • Identify the administrative provisions of the International Residential Code,
  • Identify the general requirements regulating wiring methods, wall construction and wall coverings, ceiling and roof construction, requirements for mechanical appliances and the installation of plumbing and coolant systems.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

BCT-C311

Section Description

Comprehensive study of International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings. Topics include all residence code requirements for building a home according to IRC. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the requirements relating to foundation systems.
  • Identify the administrative provisions of the International Residential Code.
  • Identify the general requirements regulating wiring methods, wall construction and wall covering, ceiling construction and roof construction, installation of mechanical appliances, requirements for the installation of plumbing systems and installation of exhaust systems.
  • Learn to Categorize design criteria.
  • Recognize the Health and Safety criteria of the Code.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the permit technician and implement ethical standards.
  • Classify all buildings by use of occupancy; determine the occupant load, and calculate adequate emergency exit requirements.
  • Examine construction plans and evaluate if minimum code requirements have been met for each occupancy.
  • Explain the format and performance principle of the Code and develop a working knowledge of the provisions contained in them.
  • Identify the steps of the building permits process as a means of securing code requirements.
  • Implement and describe state and local powers in regard to the adoption and administration of building codes, including the limits of those powers.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.
  • Demonstrate information competency.


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