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Regulations of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code require that candidates for licensure complete specified educational courses. The Division of Continuing Education at Camden County College has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to offer these courses, which are conducted in accordance with N.J.A.C 5:23-5.20. These courses are open to anyone with an interest in construction and mandatory for those desiring licensure.
Courses must be taken in their proper sequence (RCS-ICS-HHS). Individuals who are not yet licensed at the RCS level will not be licensed at the ICS or HHS levels until the lower license requirements are fulfilled. Licensing questions and licensing application packet requests should be directed to the Licensing Unit at (609) 984-7834 or you may e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is recommended that you review this packet before you undertake the course. Carefully review all state requirements for licensing and prior required job experience before registering for any course. Refunds on courses cannot be issued for failure to review the necessary requirements for course completion and licensing. You must pass the national exam in order to obtain the license with the DCA.
Students are required to purchase all required textbooks including the Uniform Construction Code Act and Regulations (blue book). Books can be ordered from the Department of Community Affairs at 609-984-0040. In addition, students may be eligible to apply for the tuition remission program; see your instructor for details and necessary paperwork. ATTENTION STUDENTS – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLASSES BELOW REFLECT CURRICULUM AND HOUR MODIFICATIONS PER THE NEW REGULATION CHANGES ADOPTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.
Building Inspector RCS
This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the State of New Jersey for licensure under the title. This course covers all of the code requirements, with the exception of plumbing and electrical, for one and two family homes and small commercial structures. Topics include structural design and analysis techniques, wood framing construction and foundations, material standard, field identification of requirements, inspection techniques, tools and methods, etc. 9.0 CEU
Building Inspector ICS
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Building Inspector RCS course This course is designed to provide students with knowledge on building code requirements for medium sized industrial and commercial
structures. Topics covered will include building construction, foundation design, wood and steel frame construction, fire resistance rating, requirements for building subcode, testing materials, and uniform
construction code. 7.5 CEU
Building Inspector HHS
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Building Inspector RCS and ICS courses This course is designed to provide students with knowledge on advanced structural systems, advanced fire protection systems, and advanced mechanical systems. This course is part of the requirement for individuals to be certified in high hazard structures. 6.0 CEU
This course is designed to prepare inspectors to become subcode officials. The class will cover subcode administration, legal aspects of code enforcement, and related legislation. Specific topics will include procedures and forms for permit application, stop orders, emergency situations, condemnations, case records, warrants relocation, housing maintenance, and legal rights of landlords and tenants. 4.5 CEU Blackwood Location
Electrical Inspector ICS
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of electrical systems and system design along with specific plan review and field inspection aspects pertaining to Class II and Class III structures.
This course introduces inspectors and subcode officials to the role of the construction official. Topics will include office organization, purpose and fundamentals of code enforcement, procedures for processing cases, administrative hearings, records maintenance, and housing maintenance. 4.5 CEU
Elevator Inspector HHS
This course is designed to assist individuals in meeting the requirement needed to become certified elevator inspectors or as an aide to elevator safety mechanics. Topics will 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.
Construction Project Management Certificate
The certificate program is designed for contractors, sub-contractors, construction workers; building and facilities managers, owners and design professionals, and others in the field of construction who would like to improve their understanding of the construction management process and develop their abilities and skills for effective management of construction projects.
The Construction Project Management Certificate program provides a descriptive breakdown of the management processes utilizing industry standard methods including the following:
- Introduction to the fundamentals of construction project management.
- Overview of the construction industry, basic understanding of a various disciplines and functions of a construction manager.
- Understanding the use and development of the construction documentation, building drawings, and specifications.
- Scheduling design and construction activity.
- Management of Design and Construction administration services.
- Construction administration services and standard practices.
- Construction Project Control Methods and Information Management; including tracking,record keeping,shop drawing and submittal review,approvals, Quality Control, Cost and Productivity analysis.
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