Southwestern College

Program Overview

This program explores blueprint reading, site plans, cost estimation, construction materials, soil engineering, mechanical construction, inspection procedure, building codes, quality control management, and license laws for contractors.

Southwestern College offers A.S. degrees in Construction Inspection and Construction Management, as well as several certificates. The Construction Inspection degree provides entry-level training to prepare students to become construction inspectors. Construction inspectors verify that contractors and subcontractors comply with the architect's plans and the various uniform building codes.

The Construction Management degree is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge for employment within the construction industry. The construction manager is an integral member of the building team and requires a broad range of professional knowledge in the areas of construction methods and materials, building codes, cost analysis and control, construction scheduling, and consulting with the design professions during initial planning stages of a building program.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical

  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Management

Certificates of Achievement

  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Management

Career Options

Career options for construction inspection majors include: construction inspector, estimator, apprentice as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, mason, cement finisher, roofer, painter, licensed contractor, soil engineer, architect, project engineer, quality control manager, vocational teacher, and positions available in all professions of manufacturing, retail and wholesale, business, industry, and the military or government. Most require a certificate of achievement or an associate in science degree, some require a bachelor's degree, and a few of these may require a graduate-level degree.

Contact Us

David Preciado, A.A.

Department Chair

Email: dpreciado@swccd.edu

Phone: (619) 421-6700 x5431

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Last updated: 6/28/2017 11:15:01 AM