CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering Uniform Construction Code courses this semester for individuals interested in construction and licensure. These programs have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.  

Fire Inspector H.H.S. is a 60-hour hybrid program designed to prepare students to obtain licensing in the Fire Protection discipline of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code after they have completed the Fire Inspector I.C.S. program. Course work includes the building use groups, types of construction, height and area, fire protection systems, and means of egress. Students will learn when the building codes require such systems and equipment in newly renovated structures, along with the standards for systems installations and acceptance testing. Textbook information is provided the first day of class. The in-person session will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cranford campus. Online sessions will be held through the Canvas learning platform on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, September 23 through November 7 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost of the Fire Inspector H.H.S. program is $650.

Building Inspector R.C.S. is a 90-hour hybrid program which provides students with the educational information on building code requirements for medium-sized industrial and commercial structures. This course covers the following: structural systems, structural designs and analysis techniques, fire protection systems, systems design and installation practices, mechanical systems, general requirements of electrical and plumbing sub-codes, and plan review and field inspection. The in-person session will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Cranford Campus.  Online sessions will be held through the Canvas learning platform on Monday and Wednesday evening October 7 through December 23 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $785.

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The Electrical Inspector H.H.S. course is 45 hours in length and covers electrical service and sizing, branch circuit and feeder design, appliance and motor circuits, plan review and field inspection, systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installations methods, basic inspection, report writing, violations notices, inspection and recordkeeping. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from October 8 through November 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The prerequisite for this course is Electrical Inspector I.C.S., and the cost of the program is $525.

For more information on these classes, please view the Continuing Education brochure online at www.ucc.edu/ce. To enroll online through Instant Enrollment, go to www.ucc.edu/continuing-education/instant-enrollment. One can also enroll by calling the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 or by visiting the office on the Cranford campus.