Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

Train for a new career by building on your construction experience.

STLCC offers the ONLY AAS in Building Inspection and Code Enforcement in Missouri.

Currently employed? Degree options and evening classes make it convenient to update your skill set.


Choose the degree option that fits your career goals:

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree in Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology
    • Accelerate your career by formalizing your academic credentials
    • 68-credit-hour program
      • Managerial training
      • Communication skills
      • Updated knowledge of building code requirements
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology
    • 32-credit-hour program
    • Designed for current building inspectors, code enforcement officials, and individuals with experience in the construction industry
    • Students learn to approve architectural plans and specifications, award work permits and inspect new construction as it progresses
    • Additionally, students become knowledgeable in inspection techniques, soils, architectural materials, plumbing and electrical systems, heating and ventilation systems, and municipal fire safety regulations
    • Credits apply toward your AAS

Small class size and a focus on hands-on activity.

Master the skills necessary for future career success. The STLCC curriculum helps students improve their written and oral communication skills, key factors in career advancement.

Faculty: STLCC is a longtime leader in the fields of civil engineering and construction, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

Stackable: If you’ve earned a certificate of specialization in Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology or Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology: Housing Inspection Option, your credits can apply towards your AAS degree.

Convenience: Evening and day classes are available.

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region, and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here


Graduates of this program are employed by:

  • Municipal governments
  • National and state agencies
  • Private firms

Jobs in this field are expected to grow up to 18 percent by 2016, according to the U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Job Resources:

Gainful Employment Data – CP

STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

  • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
  • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
  • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE
  • For more information on expenses incurred as part of this program, please contact the program coordinator.
  • FAFSA Apply online


Richard S. Unger, P.E.
Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-513-4319


Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology (AAS, CP) 68 Credits

Program Total: 68 credits
I. Career General Education 24 credits
ENG:101 English Composition I 3
ENG:103 Report Writing 3
COM:101 Oral Communication I 3
CHM:114 Industrial Chemistry 3
MTH:124 Technical Mathematics I 3
PSI:101 Physical Sciences Lecture I 3
XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
SOC:101 Introduction to Sociology 3
II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
III. Area of Concentration 42 credits
BIC:101 Basic Building Inspection Techniques 3
BIC:103 Building Codes and Ordinances 3
BIC:200 Plumbing and Mechanical Inspection 4
BIC:201 Electrical Inspection 2
BIC:202 Administration of Building Regulations 3
BIC:203 Plan Review I (Non-structural) 3
BIC:204 Plan Review II (Structural) 3
BIC:205 Soils, Grading and Waste Water Control 3
CE:116 Construction Blueprint Reading 3
FIR:105 Inspection and Fire Prevention 3
FIR:210 Architectural Structural
ME:135 Mechanics-Statics 3
ME:243 Strength of Materials 3
MGT:204 Business Organization and Management 3
Program Total: 32 credits
XXX:xxx Building Inspection, or Fire Protection,
or Mechanical Engineering Electives
from AAS degrees
XXX:xxx Approved Electives from AAS degree 9

Course offerings depend on adequate enrollment.

We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

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The Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology AAS and CP programs are offered at our  and Florissant Valley campuses. In addition, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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