Housing Inspection

Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

overview-headingCertificate of Proficiency in Housing Inspection is a 33-credit-hour program that provides training for individuals seeking positions in municipal government and private firms. In general, the housing inspector performs inspections on existing homes to ensure they meet local and national codes.

This program provides in-service training for current building inspectors and code enforcement officials and prepares students for entry-level employment. Students will learn to approve architectural plans and specifications, award work permits and inspect new construction as it progresses. They will become knowledgeable in inspection techniques, soils, architectural materials, plumbing and electrical systems, heating and ventilation systems and municipal fire safety regulations.

Graduates are qualified for positions as building inspectors and code enforcement officials with municipal governments, national and state agencies and private firms.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of construction and building inspectors is expected to grow faster than average for most occupations through 2014.

Persons interested in this program should possess:

  • An interest in mechanical operations
  • The ability to work with and pursue small details
  • The ability to read and interpret technical documents and construction drawings and specifications


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

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Richard S. Unger, P.E.
Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-513-4319
E-mail: runger@stlcc.edu


Housing Inspection (CP) 33 Credits

Program Total: 33 credits
BIC:101 Basic Building Inspection Techniques 3
BIC:102 Housing Inspection and Programs 3
BIC:103 Building Codes and Ordinances 3
BIC:104 Housing Inspection Problems 3
BIC:200 Plumbing and Mechanical Inspection 4
BIC:201 Electrical Inspection 2
COM:101 Oral Communication I 3
ENG:101 College Composition I 3
FIR:105 Inspection and Fire Prevention 3
FIR:210 Architectural Structural
Representation Materials
SOC:101 Introduction to Sociology 3

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

Related Programs
Civil Engineering Technology
Construction Office Management
Sustainable Construction 



The Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology: Housing Inspection Option CP program is offered at our Forest Park campus. 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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