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Building Inspection Course Sequence

See the classes you should take each term to complete the building inspection degree.

Building Inspection Degree Course Sequence

Getting Started

The Building Inspection Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a two-year (seven-term) program. The degree can be completed in 21 months if you attend full time. However, there are entry-level skill expectations for reading, writing, and mathematics. The length of time you take to complete the program will depend on your skills in these areas. To assess the time you will need to complete the program, please meet with an advisor.

This program has special admission requirements and enrollment limits. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office at 503.399.5006 or the Polk Center at 503.623.5567.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 BLD141 International Residential Code 1 3
  BLD151 Building Codes 1 3
  BLD158 Construction Materials and Blueprints 2
2 BLD142 International Residential Code 2 3
  BLD152 Building Codes 2 3
  BLD161 Structural Inspection 1 3
  BLD181 Mechanical Codes 1 3
3 BLD153 Building Codes 3 3
  BLD163 Structural Inspection 2 3
  BLD182 Mechanical Codes 2 3
4 BLD280L Cooperative Work Experience (summer term) 12

Building Inspection Technology Degree

TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 BLD141 International Residential Code 1 3
  BLD151 Building Codes 1 3
  BLD158 Construction Materials and Blueprints 2
  CIS101  Computing Concepts 3
  MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry (or higher) 3
2 BLD142 International Residential Code 2 3
  BLD152  Building Codes 2. 3
  BLD161 Structural Inspection 1 3
  BLD181 Mechanical Codes 1 3
  FE205B Resumes and Job Search Correspondence 1
  MTH053 Intro to Trigonometry/Geometry (or higher) 3
3 BLD153 Building Codes 3 3
  BLD163 Structural Inspection 2 3
  BLD170 ADA Accessibility Code 3
  BLD182  Mechanical Codes 2 3
  BLD193A Building Inspection Lab  2
4 BLD280L Cooperative Work Experience (summer term)  12
5 BLD268  Foundations, Excavation, and Grading 3
  BLD269  Engineering for Code Professionals 1 4
  BLD273 International Fire Codes 3
  PSY104 Workplace Psychology 4
6 BLD155  Building Department Administration 1 4
  BLD266 Structural Plan Review 3
  BLD270  Engineering for Code Professionals 2 4
  WR088  Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3 or
  WR121 The College Essay+ (or higher) 4
7 BLD255  Building Department Administration 2 4
  BLD260 Fire Protection for Buildings 4
  BLD267 Non-Structural Plan Review 3
  WR089 Introduction to Technical Writing 2 3 or
  WR227  Technical Writing 4