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Building Codes Professional, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CT_BCPRO
Control Number: 20373

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
BCT C300Introduction to International Building Code3
BCT C301Residential/Construction Blueprint Reading3
BCT C302California Administrative Code (Title 24)3
BCT C303Non-Structural Provisions of Building Code3
BCT C304Concrete Code3
BCT C305Framing Requirements of Building Code3
BCT C306Electrical Code3
BCT C307Mechanical Code3
BCT C308Plumbing Code3
BCT C311The International Residential Code3
Total Units30