Construction Administration and Licensing/UCC Courses

BI-609 | Technical Assistant Certification Program

This certification for Technical Assistants to Construction Officials is designed for the individuals working in a municipality (specifically, the building department), or contractors and their staff wanting to understand the construction permit process as required by the State. Course topics include construction and blueprint reading, record-keeping, forms and municipal procedures, understanding code requirements and standards, including UCC laws, construction, electrical, plumbing, and fire codes. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: A High School Diploma, or High School Equivalency is Required

Total Program Hours: 45 hours

Required Textbook: PDFs or In Class Reading Materials will be Provided.

Technical Assistant Certification Program


Course: Technical Assistant Certification Program

Start Date End Date Fee
September 10th, 2024 December 17th, 2024 $529
Course Content
Technical Assistant Certification Program - BI-609 002WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 10th, 2024 Dec 17th, 2024 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Deborah Simone Online Synchronous 4

Building Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures) (CD-225)

The 75-hour Building Inspector I.C.S.(Industrial and Commercial Structures) course provides students the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. This course delivers educational information on building code requirements for medium-sized industrial and commercial structures. It will cover building construction, foundation design, wood and steel frame construction, fire-resistance rating, requirements for building subcodes, testing materials, and uniform construction code. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Building Inspector RCS – Residential Commercial Structures (CD-075)

Total Program Hours: 75 hours

Required Textbook: 2021 International Building Code, New Jersey Edition

Suggested textbook: 2021 International Mechanical Code, NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website) 

This course includes an in-person field trip mandated by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The specific site will be determined by the instructor.

Building Inspector ICS


Course: Building Inspector ICS

Start Date End Date Fee
September 9th, 2024 November 29th, 2024 $829
Course Content
Building Inspector ICS - CD-225 1
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 9th, 2024 Nov 29th, 2024 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:20 PM Ronald Ferrari Online Synchronous 7

CD-062 | Construction Official

The 45-hour Construction Official course is divided into four main areas: Administration, Legal Methods of Code Enforcement, Legislation, and Sub Code. Building code officials or inspectors visit and confirm that existing or new structures are safe, and that they are in compliance with federal and local codes, contractual specifications, and zoning laws. This course provides a comprehensive review of the regulations that comprise the Uniform Construction Code, and how those regulations apply to the duties and responsibilities to the daily operations of a code enforcement officer. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Possession of a Sub Code Official License, Sub-Code Official (CD-063)

Total Program Hours: 45 hours

Required Textbook: NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

Construction Official


Course: Construction Official

Start Date End Date Fee
April 29th, 2024 June 17th, 2024 $525
Course Content
Construction Official - CD-062 003WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Apr 30th, 2024 Jun 17th, 2024 Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM Ronald Ferrari Online Synchronous 4

Course: Construction Official

Start Date End Date Fee
October 31st, 2024 December 19th, 2024 $525
Course Content
Construction Official - CD-062 001WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Oct 31st, 2024 Dec 19th, 2024 Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM Ronald Ferrari Online Synchronous 4

CD-063 | Sub-Code Official

Sub Code Official is responsible for administering the subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code within the concerned jurisdiction under direction of the Construction Official. The Sub Code official inspects and/or supervises the inspection of construction projects under way to ensure that compliance with plans and specification approved in accord with State Uniform Construction Code is achieved. The course is divided into three main areas: Administration, Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and related Legislation. This course covers the administrative and legal aspects of Code Enforcement, plan review, procedures and forms for permit applications, legal rights of landlords and tenants and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy. You must have at least one technical license in order to get the Sub Code License. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Possession of an RCS, ICS, or HHS Technical License (Electrical Inspector-ICS, HHS, Plumbing Inspector-ICS, HHS, Building Inspector-RCS, ICS, HHS, Fire Protection Inspector-ICS, HHS, or Elevator Inspector-HHS)

Total Program Hours: 45 hours

Required Textbook: NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

Sub Code Official


Course: Subcode Official

Start Date End Date Fee
September 23rd, 2024 November 11th, 2024 $525
Course Content
Subcode Official - CD-063 001WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 23rd, 2024 Nov 11th, 2024 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Anthony Merlino Online Synchronous 4

CD-065 | Plumbing Inspector ICS

Plumbing inspectors examine and test new or existing plumbing systems in buildings to make sure they are installed properly and comply with federal, state, and local code requirements. The Plumbing Inspector Industrial and Commercial Structures (ICS) course satisfies the education requirement for the state licensure under this title. The course covers systems design, inspection methods, and public health requirements consistent with the regulations of the Uniform Construction Code related to plumbing. This 120-hour course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Possession of an RCS, ICS, or HHS Technical License (Electrical Inspector-ICS, HHS, Plumbing Inspector-ICS, HHS, Building Inspector-RCS, ICS, HHS, Fire Protection Inspector-ICS, HHS, or Elevator Inspector-HHS)

Total Program Hours: 120 hours

Required Textbook: 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code, NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

Plumbing Inspector ICS


This class meets twice a week, Wednesday 6 PM – 9 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM.

Students can choose and register for either online or in-person Plumbing Inspector ICS course.

CD-065-001WB meets online while CD-065-002 meets in-person at Pitkin Education Center, L-145, Paramus campus.

 

 

 

 

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CD-066 | Electrical Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Electrical Inspectors are responsible for inspecting the installation of electrical systems and equipment to detect faulty wiring and ensure they comply with electrical codes and standards. They also visit construction sites and residences, perform inspections, and make recommendations for improvement. The Electrical Inspector Industrial and Commercial Structures (ICS) course topics include system design, electrical service design and sizing branch circuits, plan review, field inspection, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, and record-keeping. This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required for the state licensure under this title. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Electrical Codes and Experience in the Field

Total Program Hours: 60 hours

Required Textbook: National Electrical Code 2020, NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

CD-075 | Building Inspector RCS (Residential Commercial Structures)

The 90-hour Building Inspector R.C.S (Residential and Commercial Structure) course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Building inspectors typically review plans to ensure they meet building codes, local ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. They also monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance. This course covers topics such as structural design, fire protection systems, systems design, and installation practices, mechanical systems, general requirements of electrical and plumbing sub-codes, and plan review and field inspection. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Building Codes and Experience in the Field

Total Program Hours: 90 hours

Required Textbook: 2021 International Residential Code with NJ Edits, NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

This course includes an in-person field trip mandated by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The specific site will be determined by the instructor.

CD-227 | Plumbing Inspector HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Structures)

Plumbing inspectors examine and test plumbing systems in buildings to make sure they meet federal, state, and local code requirements. The Plumbing Inspector High-rise and Hazardous Structures (HHS) course covers systems design, inspection methods, and public health requirements consistent with the regulations of the Uniform Construction Code related to plumbing. The course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required for the state licensure under this title. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Plumbing Inspector ICS – Industrial and Commercial Structures (CD-065)

Total Program Hours: 60 hours

Required Textbook: 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code, New Jersey Edition, NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

 

Plumbing Inspector HHS


This class meets twice a week, Wednesday 6 PM – 9 PM,  and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM.     

 

 

 

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CD-228 | Electrical Inspector HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Structures)

The Electrical Inspector High Rise and Hazardous Structures (HHS) course covers electrical service and sizing, branch circuit and feeder design, appliance and motor circuits plan review and field inspection, systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, inspection, and record keeping. The course can be taken after you complete Electrical Inspector Industrial and Commercial Structures (ICS). Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Electrical Inspector ICS – Industrial and Commercial Structures (CD-066)

Total Program Hours: 45 hours

Required Textbook: National Electrical Code 2020, NJ Uniform Construction Code (Available at the DCA Website)

CD-229 | Elevator Inspector HHS

The 90-hour Elevator Inspector HHS (High rise and Hazardous Structure) course provides students the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. An Elevator Inspector inspects, adjusts, and maintains installed freight and passenger elevators and escalators to meet specifications and safety codes. Course topics include inspection, testing, rules and regulations for elevators, escalators, lifts, and other lifting and elevator equipment. In addition, the course will focus on planning and review of inspection techniques. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites:  Seven Years Related Experience in the Field

Total Program Hours: 90 hours

Required Textbook:  ASME17.1-2016 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalators, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ISBN: 9780791871096

Please note this course and all other UCC courses are solely for New Jersey State Licensing.

CD-290 | Building Inspector HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Structures)

The Building Inspector course is for High Rise and Hazardous Structures (HHS). This course covers topics such as structural systems; design and analysis; fire protection and safety systems; special use of occupancy; advanced mechanical systems; design principles for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; energy conservation and other related topics. It provides students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. The course can only be taken after you complete Building Inspector Residential and Commercial Structures (RCS) and Industrial and Commercial Structures (ICS). Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites:  Building Inspector RCS – Residential Commercial Structures (CD-075), Building Inspector ICS – Industrial and Commercial Structures (CD-225)

Total Program Hours: 60 hours

Required Textbook:  Building HHS, 2021 International Building Code

Suggested Textbooks: 2021 International Fuel Gas Code, 2021 International Mechanical code, 2017 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

This course includes an in-person field trip mandated by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The specific site will be determined by the instructor.

Building Inspector HHS


Course: Building Inspector HHS

Start Date End Date Fee
September 24th, 2024 December 3rd, 2024 $699
Course Content
Building Inspector HHS - CD-290 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 24th, 2024 Dec 3rd, 2024 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Salvatore Ferlise Hackensack 6

CD-496 | Fire Protection Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Fire inspectors inspect building plans to ensure that they meet fire codes. They also examine buildings to detect fire hazards and ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. The Fire Protection Inspector Industrial and Commercial Structures (ICS) course is designed to prepare the students to obtain the state license in the Fire Protection discipline. The course covers the building use groups, types of construction, height and area, fire protection systems, and means of egress. Students will learn when the building codes require such systems and equipment in newly renovated structures along with the standards for systems installations and acceptance testing. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of Fire Codes and  Experience in the Field

Total Program Hours: 120 hours

Required Textbook:  2021 International Building Code, 2021 International Residential Code, 2019 NFPA 13, 2019 NFPA 72

CD-521 | Fire Protection Inspector HHS

The 60-hour Fire Protection Inspector HHS (High rise and Hazadorous Structure) course provides students the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Fire inspectors inspect building plans to ensure that they meet fire codes. They also examine buildings to detect fire hazards and ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. The course is for high-rise and hazardous structures and can be taken after you have completed Fire Protection Industrial and Commercial Specialist (Industrial and Commercial Structures). This course covers techniques for plan review, materials testing, field inspection, fire protection systems, and report writing. Textbooks, materials, ID card and exam fees are not included, course texts are located in the college library for student use.

Prerequisites: Fire Protection Inspector ICS – Industrial and Commercial Structures (CD-496)

Total Program Hours: 60 hours

Required Textbook:  2021 International Building Code, 2021 International Residential Code, 2019 NFPA 13, 2019 NFPA 72

Fire Inspector HHS


Course: Fire Inspector HHS

Start Date End Date Fee
September 16th, 2024 November 20th, 2024 $699
Course Content
Fire Inspector HHS - CD-521 002WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 16th, 2024 Nov 20th, 2024 Monday, Wednesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Thomas Simpson Online Synchronous 6