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Residential Plans Examination, Career Pathway certificate

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  • Are you an innovative thinker – that works well with others?
  • Do you enjoy planning and using technology to support residential building codes?
  • Interested in working in the construction field?
  • Opportunity awaits! Consider taking courses that lead to a Residential Plans Examination certificate!

The Residential Plans Examination Career Pathway Certificate enables you to train for work in residential inspection and plan review; ideally for someone with some construction background.

Individualized coaching

As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Residential Plans ExaminationLess than 1 year

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

ARCH 121Structural Systems I2
ARCH 122Structural Systems 23
ARCH 123Structural Systems 33
ARCH 124Introduction to Building Systems3
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
ARCH 161Residential Print Reading2
CG 209Job Finding Skills1
COMM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication4
INSP 151International Residential Code Structural 14
INSP 152International Residential Code Mechanical2
INSP 202Plans Examination-Residential4
INSP 280CE: Field Experience Inspection10
COMM/MSD Electives2
Total Credits42

Finish your degree

The Residential Plans Examination Career Pathways leads to the Building Inspection Technology AAS degree. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Is it for me?

This program is great for GED and high school graduates who have placed into WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 65.

Program cost

Use the cost calculator to see the estimated costs. For a more detailed cost sheet contact 971-722-4166.

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