This program is not currently accepting new students.

This program prepares students to critically examine permit applications and plans for residential, commercial, and other building types and ensure the construction of buildings with permits is conducted in accordance with and within the provisions of relevant building codes. This program is available evenings and is financial aid-eligible. 

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
BIPE 101C Introduction to the International Code Council (ICC) Codes 3 0 3
BIPE 105C Construction Document Reading 3 0 3
Spring Semester
BIPE 110C Plan Review 3 0 3
BIPE 115C State Construction Laws 3 0 3
Fall Semester        
BIPE 120C Legal Aspects of Enforcement 3 0 3
BIPE 125C Building Inspector Skills (Capstone) 3 0 3
Total Credits       18
1All students taking  MFET 111C will be charged 2 $20 materials fee.


  • High school-level Algebra 1, Algebra II, and Geometry, each with a C or higher, or prior experience in
    architecture, engineering, construction, and materials manufacturing industries as evidenced by academic degrees, industry-accepted credentials, employment experience, etc.
  • A one-page essay explaining reasons why the student wants to join this program

Building inspectors and plans examiners review and inspect various building types from permit applications through construction phases to ensure that they are safe and structurally sound.

  • Department Chair

    Liaquat Khan

    Department Chair
    Grappone 213

    Dr. Khan joined the faculty as ARET Department Chair in 2002. He has worked professionally in Washington D.C. – Maryland area, and overseas. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate Design Studios, Contract Documents, AutoCAD, Post Occupancy Evaluation – a graduate course, and designing 2-year Diploma programs for the Architecture Department, College of Architecture & Planning at KFU. Dr. Khan’s areas of interest include learning models and architecture education, technology, urban design, and use of computers in architecture education. Dr. Khan holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Engineering & Technology – Lahore, a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a Doctor of Arts from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Dawn Michaud

    Adjunct Instructor

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Contact the Department Chair

Liaquat Khan, D.A.