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Field of Study: Construction Inspection

Introduction

Construction inspection programs prepare people to plan, direct, and monitor the completion of construction projects.

 

Overview

In construction inspection programs students study:

  • Inspection of each phase of construction
  • Construction process and techniques
  • Materials analysis
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Industry standards
  • Building codes and laws

Students learn to apply industrial, labor, and governmental standards and laws to the inspection of construction projects.

Schools
Many career and technical schools offer certificate programs in construction inspection. Several community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in construction inspection. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years to complete.

An apprenticeship program may require one to four additional years of on-the-job training.

A few colleges offer bachelor's degrees in construction inspection. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.