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The Architecture and Construction cluster includes careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. Opportunities in this cluster include working on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations, and repairs.

Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level I code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting residential and small commercial mechanical installations in construction up to 20,000 square feet. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the Mechanical Code and the Fuel Gas Code of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Mechanical Level I state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1507

Instructor: Gary Hayes

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level I code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting existing buildings, excluding high-rise, in the following occupancy classifications: business, small assembly, mercantile, residential, and storage. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level I state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1506

Instructor: Stephen Sudderth

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

The code enforcement Law and Administration course is an overview of NC's building regulation system and is designed for the education and training of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire prevention code enforcement officials. Topics include the structure of federal, state and local governments, the history of the NC State Building Code, relevant General Statutes, and the enforcement responsibilities of local inspection departments. Course standards are set by the Code Officials Qualification Board and administered by the Engineering and Codes Division of the NC Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshal. Successful completion of this course along with others specified by the Qualification Board qualifies participants to take state inspector certification exams.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1401

Instructor: Charles Graham

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level II code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting existing buildings, excluding high-rise, in the following occupancy classifications: business, small assembly, large assembly, mercantile, residential, storage, educational, and industrial. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level II state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1508

Instructor: Stephen Sudderth

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all existing buildings, including high-rise. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level III state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1508

Instructor: Stephen Sudderth

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

Visit the WDCE page for a complete list of upcoming courses. Many courses are offered online via Ed2Go.

Is there a specific course you would like to see offered? Contact cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu.