Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

BI 101: Introduction to Building Codes

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Building Codes
  • Discipline: Building Inspection (BI)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces the international residential building code. Covers aspects of any code and how to search, interrupt, understand, and implement the code.

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

Introduction to the fundamental principles and practices common to the construction industry.

Provide exposure to common software.

Prepare the student for construction industry standards.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course is a required course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Project Management, and may be used to fulfill the requirement in a partnership program for a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Construction Management.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Project Management is to provide management training that addresses topics of critical importance to subcontractors, general contractors, superintendents and project managers.

This course addresses the following AAS degree student learning outcomes of ensuring that students have:

  • Knowledge of the subject matter appropriate to the construction industry.
  • Skills essential to performing tasks within the construction industry.
  • Effective communication and computation skills appropriate to the construction industry.
  • Utilization of appropriate resources to remain current in the construction industry;and an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.


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