Building Inspection Technology Course Descriptions

BLD151 Building Codes 1
Studies the scope, meaning and use of the Model International Residential Code including occupancy classifications, building area, height and location limitations, types of construction, exits, and fire resistive standards. Focuses on one- and two-family structures. F
3 Credits

BLD152 Building Codes 2
Studies the scope, meaning and use of the Model International Building Code concerning areas that present hazards in building construction such as vertical shafts, treatment of exterior and interior surfaces, detailed exit requirements, fire protection systems, public property and weather protection. Prerequisite: BLD151 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

BLD183 Mechanical Codes 3
Provides a working knowledge of the International Mechanical Codes and its provisions for the exhaust systems, boilers, water heaters, hydronics heating systems, and process piping and refrigeration systems. Prerequisite: BLD181and BLD182
3 Credits

BLD267 Non-Structural Plan Review
Examines the techniques and processes of non-structural plans. Includes familiarization with plan and construction documents, specifications, and the application of fire, life and safety code requirements. Prerequisite: BLD151 and BLD152, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

BLD280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

BLD280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

XBLD9000B Construction Print Reading
Provides instruction in reading construction drawings used in both residential and commercial construction. Introduces to terminology, abbreviations, symbols, construction notes, component schedules and materials common to the different construction trades through the use of sample plans. Includes a refresher in fractional math, instruction on reading of architect's and engineer's scales, an overview of dimensioning practices, and an explanation of plan views, elevations, cross-sections, and sectional details.
2 CEU

XBLD9000C GES: Principles of Green Bldgs
Provides an introduction in how to improve building energy efficiency. May be used to prepare for green building industry certification.
3 CEU

XBLD9000D Oregon Bldg Code Update
Provides history and overview of the Oregon Building Code changes.
.8 CEU

XBLD9000E HB3462 Plumbing Inspector
Offers applicants approved by the Oregon Building Codes Division for the Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification program certification training to inspect specific plumbing and piping systems conveying potable water, storm, or domestic sanitary sewage in buildings less than 75 feet above grade in height as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and containing a building water service less than two inches in nominal interior diameter. Prerequisite: Pre-approved by the Oregon Building Codes Division. Offered as needed
2 CEU

XBLD9000F HB3462 Solar Inspector
Offers applicants approved by the Oregon Building Codes Division for the Specialized Solar PV Inspector Certification program certification training to conduct inspections of the structural and electrical systems for solar PV installations up to 25 Kw that follow the prescriptive installation provisions in section 305.4 of the Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code. Prerequisite: Pre-approval by the Oregon Building Codes Division. Offered as needed
.8 CEU

XBLD9000G 2010 OR Energy Code Changes
Summarizes interpretations of energy use related to the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code. Covers energy use, organization and makeup of the code chapters, energy and the building envelope, energy and mechanical systems, and the energy savings in lighting systems. Offered as needed
.35 CEU

XBLD9000H HB3462 Electric Inspector Cert
Provides certification training to inspect non-complex electrical systems in buildings less than 75 feet above grade as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) where the building service or the feeder to the electrical installation being inspected is not more than 400 amps at less than 150 volts to ground or 200 amps at 150 volts or more to ground. Prerequisite: Pre-approval by the Oregon Building Codes Division for the Specialized Electrical Inspector Certification program. Offered as needed
3 CEU

XBLD9000J Green Building Certification
Introduces green building rating systems with a concentration on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the five pillars of green building. Offered as needed
.2 CEU

XBLD9000K Intro to Photovoltaic Systems
Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems. Prepares participants for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level exam. Offered as needed
4 CEU

XBLD9000L 2010 OSSC Chapter 11/ADA
Covers the Oregon Structural Specialty Code Revised Accessibility Provisions. Provides a working knowledge of the accessibility criteria as proposed in the 2010 OSSC Accessibility revisions based on the incorporation of the 2009 International Building Code and 2010 ADA Standards. Offered as needed
.4 CEU

XBLD9000M Introduction to Sustainability
Introduces basics of sustainability including system thinking perspectives and The Natural Step, a scientifically based decision making process. Offered as needed
.4 CEU

XBLD9000N HB3462 Spec Final Inspect Cert
Provides cross-certified training to conduct final inspections of one- and two-family residences. Includes structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Covers mechanical, electrical and plumbing for water heater replacement or mechanical and electrical inspections of certain furnace and heat pump replacements. Offered as needed
2.8 CEU

XBLD9000P Essentials/Energy Efficiency
Introduces elements of energy efficiency in building and manufacturing settings. Covers the building as a system: insulation lighting, windows, HVAC, and equipment, and highlights best practices and resources available in Oregon. Offered as needed
.2 CEU