​Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control is the student of the principles of the construction quality management.  It begins with carefully developed project requirements adhere to by the contractor, the owner and regulating agencies.  It assures that the quality standards established by the designer in the projects plan and specification are achieved during the construction of a project.  Students are prepared for management roles in both public and private organizations ensuring the projects in the build environment meet all applicable contract standards and requirements.



2021 - 2022

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BIT         Course Number:1050
    Course Title:Foundations of Construction Codes and Inspections      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to the field of building inspection and construction codes. Provides an introduction to the field of building inspection and construction codes. The student will learn about the history of codes, what codes and standards are and how they are developed, along with receiving an introduction to plan reading, field inspections, department administrations, plumbing, mechanical systems and information on the industry and types of positions that work in a building department. This course is intended to provide a student with a broad overview of the building inspection industry and construction codes.
    Foundations of Construction Codes and Inspections andView-BIT 1050n/a3
    Course Subject: BIT         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:Residential Plan Review and Field Inspections      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Emphasizes techniques for plan review and field inspections on single family dwellings, townhomes, and accessory structures associated with dwellings, in accordance with the current International Residential Code (IRC). Students will learn about egress components, basic fire and life safety, building construction techniques, building components and systems, and other requirements related to residential dwellings.Prerequisite: BIT 1050
    Residential Plan Review and Field Inspections andView-BIT 1150n/a4
    Course Subject: BIT         Course Number:1250
    Course Title:Commercial Plan Review and Field Inspections      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Emphasizes techniques for plan review and field inspections on commercial, industrial, multi-story buildings, and multi-family structures in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC). Discussion topics shall include, but not be limited to, occupancy classification, allowable area, types of construction, fire resistive construction, fire protection requirements, building systems and exiting.Prerequisites: BIT 1050 and 1150
    Commercial Plan Review and Field Inspections andView-BIT 1250n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2100
    Course Title:Soils and Concrete Technology      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course familiarizes students with the history and fundamentals of concrete, admixtures, soils and aggregates. The student will understand the interactions of concrete, weather, and soil conditions; the proper placement of concrete; bearing capacity of soils; and the basic principles of concrete and soil inspection.
    Soils and Concrete Technology andView-CMSV 2100n/a3
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2200
    Course Title:Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Students will be introduced to QA/QC and the concept of Construction Quality Management in the residential, commercial and civil construction industries. It will emphasize QA/QC in civil construction and focus on the types of materials, construction methods and quality control necessary for building road, bridges, underground utilities and other types of civil construction projects. Students will have the option to obtain a Minnesota Department of Transportation Concrete Field 1 certification as part of this course. Prerequisite: CMSV 2100 Concrete and Soil Technology
    Construction Quality Assurance and Quality ControlView-CMSV 2200n/a4
    Residency Requirement
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    A minimum of 6 credits must be earned at North Hennepin Community College.
                                   Total Credits Required18

  • Program Outcomes

    Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World:

    • Conduct civil material tests in compliance with MnDOT standards
    • Understand the purpose and intent of construction codes

    Integrative and Applied Learning:

    • Perform inspections and plan reviews on both residential and commercial construction projects.
    • Prepare for and take the Minnesota Building Official-Limited exam

  • Career Opportunities

    ​Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: and

  • Transfer Information

    ​If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least onethird of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.


    Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504