Call to check availability of the following licensure/certificate courses.

For information on these classes, contact:
Jeff Foster
336-838-6516
jtfoster851@wilkescc.edu


Building

Building Level I
This course is for inspectors whose primary responsibility is inspecting residential and commercial buildings up to 20,000 square feet.

Building Level II
The student will gain knowledge of the NC State Building Code as it applies to residential and commercial inspection. This course covers inspection of one-story buildings up to 60,000 square feet or buildings up to four stories at 20,000 square feet per floor.

Building Level III
This course is designed for the education and training of the code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all types of construction of unlimited size and is built on the Building Level I and Building Level II Standard Inspection courses. Upon completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of Volumes I and II-C of the NC 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 Administration courses in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Building Level III State examination for inspector certification.


Electrical

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

Electrical Level II
This course is designed for individuals who have the responsibility of inspecting one-story buildings up to 60,000 square feet or buildings up to four-stories at 20,000 square feet per floor. The course meets the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors for 18 contact hours of continuing education credit. This course is not sponsored by the Board.

Electrical Level III
This course is designed for the education and training of the Electrical Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting electrical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size and is built upon information presented in the Electrical Level I and II Standard Inspection courses. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volume IV 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 the Electrical Level III and the Law and Administration courses in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Electrical Level III state examination for inspector certification.


Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Level I
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for basic fire prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstration, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training area include: rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of the fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite: None.

Fire Prevention Level II
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for advanced file prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstration, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include: rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of the fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite: Completion of Fire Prevention Level I, or job experience approved by the qualification board.

Fire Prevention Level III
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for advanced fire prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Official Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite: Completion of Fire Prevention Level II or job experience approved by the qualification board.


Law and Administration
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the governmental and legal system with which every code enforcement official works. The course also satisfies the training requirements to gain admission to the state qualifying exam. Students are to furnish their own textbooks: Legal Aspects of Building Code Enforcement available from Institutes of Government at 919-966-4119, General Statutes and Rules of the Building Pertaining to Enforcement Code available from NC Dept of Insurance at 919-733-3901.


Mechanical

Mechanical Level I
This course is offered for the individual who has responsibility for inspecting residential and small commercial work. The primary objective is for the student to gain a working knowledge of the code as it applies to residential and small commercial inspection and how to readily apply the code to day-to-day problems. Another objective of this course is for students to gain admission to the qualifying examination for a Standard Certificate at Level I. Students must bring their own textbooks and books are available from NC Department of Insurance by calling 919-733-3901.

Mechanical Level II
This course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level II Code Enforcement Official who has the responsibility of inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction up to 60,000 square feet and is built upon information presented in the Mechanical Level I Standard Inspection course. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volumes III and IV 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 the Mechanical Level II and the Law and Administration courses 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 II State Examination for inspector certification.

Mechanical Level III
This course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size and is built upon information presented in the Mechanical Level I and Mechanical Level II Standard Inspection course. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volumes III and IV of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion on the Mechanical Level III and the Law and Administration courses 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 III State examination for inspector certification.


Plumbing

Plumbing Level I
This course is designed to review the Building Code with the NC Amendments. The Plumbing Level I course is one of the NC Code Qualification Board's Standard Inspection courses. All credits for this course will go toward the Board's certification program. The students will learn how to read, comprehend, and apply the codes as necessary in their every day line of work whether he/she is an inspector or a contractor. This course is needed for those who plan to become certified by the State of North Carolina.

Plumbing Level II
This course is designed to familiarize students with the new Plumbing Code. Topics covered will include:

  • Basic
  • Definitions
  • General Regulations
  • Materials
  • Joints & Connections
  • Traps and Cleanouts
  • Interceptors-Backwater Valve
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Hangers and Supports
  • Water Supply Piping
  • Drainage and Venting
  • Storm Drains

Plumbing Level III

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to (1) understand the plumbing code book, (2) be familiar with the certification examination and contractor's exam, (3) have the knowledge concerning the installation of plumbing in a variety of structures.

www.nclicensing.org
NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors.

For more information on real estate courses, contact:
Jeff Foster
336-838-6516
jtfoster851@wilkescc.edu

Real Estate Pre-Licensing
This course meets the educational requirement for the NC real estate broker license. It prepares you to pass the real estate broker examination administered by the N.C. Real Estate Commission (NCREC). Topics include basic real estate principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing, valuation, fair housing, property management, taxation and math. Additional topics include land use, insurance, real estate license laws, rules and regulations. The class is a 75-hour class.

Real Estate Post-Licensing
Real estate students must complete the Broker Pre-Licensing Course successfully, pass the State Licensing Exam and actually hold a Broker License on "Provisional Status" before they are eligible to take the three 30-hour Broker Post-licensing courses. These three (Broker Relationships & Responsibilities, Contracts & Closings, and Selected Topics) can be completed in any order. These courses must be completed within three years after receiving the original Broker License to remove the "Provisional Status".

Online Real Estate Elective Courses

www.ncrec.state.nc.us (NC Real Estate Commission)

For more information on Notary Public classes, contact:
Jeff Foster
336-838-6516
jtfoster851@wilkescc.edu

Designed for the person who is working for a new commission, this course also provides helpful information for those who are already commissioned. A person who wishes to be commissioned as a Notary Public by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State must complete a course of instruction at a community college which will verify completion of course to the Secretary of State's office.

www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary - NC Secretary of State

Included are sessions on learning expectations, time management, instructional methods, preparation, monitoring student interaction, social interaction, non-instructional duties and evaluation. Ashe County Schools requires this course for all substitute teachers.

Jeff Shore
336-838-6206
wjshore321@wilkescc.edu

This course is designed to help students complete the requirements to be certified to teach Driver's Education in North Carolina. Covered in the course will be: (A) Basic Driver Education Course, (B) Concepts of Teaching and Learning, (C) Classroom Instruction, and (D) Behind-the-Wheel Instruction for the instructor-trainees.

Greg Minton
336-838-6217
gaminton413@wilkescc.edu

For more information, contact:
Jeff Foster
336-838-6516
jtfoster851@wilkescc.edu

NEW REQUIREMENTS!!!!
All technicians coming to these courses MUST bring their 310 Form from the DMV website SIGNED by the shop owner/manager! Not having a signed form will delay your inspection license being processed!! NCDMV LT310 Form found here.

Auto OBD Emission Control Inspection

This course is designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Course topics include regulations and test inspection procedures required by the NC DMV-Enforcement section for OBD emission inspectors. Upon completion a student should understand the rules, regulations and procedures for OBD emission inspections, be able to inspect a vehicle properly and be prepared to sit for the state certification.

Auto Safety

This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emission inspectors for motor vehicles. It includes regulations and test inspection procedures and is taught to insure that the student understands the rules and regulations, can inspect a vehicle properly and can successfully pass qualification exams for certification as a safety and emissions inspector at a licensed inspection station. This is for vehicles that were manufactured prior to 1996.

This course follows prescribed training to meet certification requirements of the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Commission and may be approved in the following certification areas: Grade I, Grade II, Grade III, Grade IV.

www.deh.enr.state.nc.us - NC Division of Environmental Health
Jeff Foster
336-838-6516
jtfoster851@wilkescc.edu

Related Links
www.ncrec.state.nc.us - NC Real Estate Commission
www.wilkescountyschools.org - Wilkes County Board of Education
www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary - NC Secretary of State
www.nclicensing.org - NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors
www.deh.enr.state.nc.us - NC Division of Environmental Health

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