Building Codes Professional, Associate of Science Degree
Coastline’s Building Codes Professional program (BCT) is a comprehensive building codes program taught by experts in the field which includes structural, mechanical, and technical aspects of construction; building, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning codes; and related laws. International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), International Code Councils (ICC), and California Code exams and licenses are covered to prepare students for employments in residential, commercial, and code enforcement.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Assess new and existing residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings, and offer recommendations for property improvement before or after purchase or for a specific project.
- Working with architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners, inspect and evaluate construction plans, use of materials and workmanship to assure they comply and meet minimum code requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below:
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses.
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|BCT C300||Introduction to International Building Code||3|
|BCT C301||Residential/Construction Blueprint Reading||3|
|BCT C302||California Administrative Code (Title 24)||3|
|BCT C303||Non-Structural Provisions of Building Code||3|
|BCT C304||Concrete Code||3|
|BCT C305||Framing Requirements of Building Code||3|
|BCT C306||Electrical Code||3|
|BCT C307||Mechanical Code||3|
|BCT C308||Plumbing Code||3|
|BCT C311||The International Residential Code||3|
|Total for Major||30|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||30|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|