The Building Inspection Technology Program is now open, offering the AAS Degree in Building Inspection Technology, as well as the one year certificate in Residential Plans Examination. For more information or availability of individual courses please contact the department advisor, at 971-722-4166.
In PCC’s Building Inspection Technology program, we provide a diverse set of skills, enabling you to begin a career working in governmental jurisdictions or private industry, as a Building Inspector or Plan’s Examiner position.
PCC offers a Building Inspection Technology (BIT) program delivered by experts in the field. Students develop and apply basic understanding of concepts, theories, and principles of construction and codes with a residential focus. A broad curriculum including:
- construction materials
- print reading
- building systems
- building structures
- residential and commercial building codes
- residential and commercial plans review
in addition to courses in:
- interpersonal communication
- job finding skills
and cooperative work experience at a local city or county building department, prepares you for a career in building inspection and/or plan review. Graduates may find employment in public and private code enforcement agencies, construction firms, engineering or architectural firms, and other related industries.
Please note that the Residential Plans Examination Certificate trains someone to work in a public jurisdiction as a permits inspector or a permits plans examiner and not to work as a home inspector during the buying and selling of property. For more information on home inspection, please check with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.
Degrees & Certificates
PCC is the only college in Oregon to offer career and technical training in Building Inspections Technology. We offer all courses in the evening on the Sylvania campus and a few courses are offered in an online format.
- AAS Degree: Building Inspection Technology
- Less than One-Year Certificate: Residential Plans Examination
You may be able to transfer to other colleges or universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree. We recommend you first check with the institution to determine transferability.