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.

Building Inspector I.C.S. is a 75-hour hybrid program which provides students with the educational information on building code requirements for medium-sized industrial and commercial structures. It will cover building construction, foundation design, wood and steel frame construction, fire resistance rating, requirements for building sub code, testing materials and uniform construction code. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Building Inspector R.C.S. The in-person sessions will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Cranford Campus.  Online sessions will be held through the Canvas learning platform on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, September 18 through November 6 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.  The cost of the program is $785, and students will need to complete the Building Inspector R.C.S. course prior to enrolling in the I.C.S. course.

The Electrical Inspector I.C.S. course is 60 hours in length and covers electrical service and systems design, sizing branch circuits, plan review and field inspection, systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, Uniform Construction Code organization and content, recordkeeping, and electrical sub code.  The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from October 2 through December 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  The cost of the program is $650.

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Fire Inspector I.C.S. is a 120-hour hybrid program designed to prepare students to obtain licensing in the Fire Protection discipline of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.  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 new renovated structures along with the standards for systems installations and acceptance testing. Textbook information is provided the first day of class.

The in-person sessions will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm and Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm on the Cranford Campus. Online sessions will be held through the Canvas learning platform on Monday and Wednesday, October 22 through February 2, 2019 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost of the Fire Inspector I.C.S. program is $1,050.

For more information on these classes, please view the Continuing Education brochure online at To enroll online through Instant Enrollment, go to One can also enroll by calling the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 or by visiting the office on the Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue.