The program covers the major elements of a house and the principal issues and components of a home inspection. All lessons start with detailed information on residential construction, including basic building design and construction materials and practices. The focus of all courses, however, is on home inspection-including: standards of practice, defects recognition, inspection guidelines, and reporting methodologies. Each core course also includes appendices containing extensive glossaries, reference articles, inspection procedure lists, and common defect lists.
Each learning unit is independently formatted, so students can take the course in any order desired, or switch between units; however, the suggested format is to either complete the units as listed above, or alternate between a structure/building components course and a mechanical systems course.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission