Building Code Enforcement Program

This program deals with the issues involved in inspecting buildings and commercial structures to ensure municipal building code requirements are met. We are proud to offer the only building code enforcement program in the South Suburban region.

Building codes vary with each town or city depending on the construction of a commercial or residential structure. Enforcing codes and building within codes requires a knowledge of building construction. South Suburban College offers the only building code enforcement program in the south suburban region.

Preparation for technical occupations in building code enforcement. The program includes study of principles, emphasizing construction materials and methods, principles of construction codes, legal authority and enforcement techniques. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework.

What will I learn in class?

Classes cover blueprint reading, basic code enforcement, decision-making in code enforcement, fire extinguishing and detection systems, construction materials and methods in wood, electrical and masonry. Specialized inspection training is provided in concrete, framing, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.

In South Suburban College’s building code enforcement program, you’ll gain a good overall knowledge of the field and preparation to take the certification examinations administered by the International Code Council. ICC codes, the most universally accepted in the United States, are emphasized in our program.

What is the employment outlook?

South Suburban College’s building code enforcement program prepares you for a career as a building inspector. Job opportunities are available in the public sector of the industry through work in local, State and government agencies.

Employment opportunities for building code enforcement graduates are excellent, with median annual earnings of $46,570 according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.