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Home Inspection Ontario College Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    Emphasis is on practical knowledge of the performance of the systems and components of a house. This exciting program incorporates the Standards of Practice of the OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) as well as the ASHI (American Society of Home inspectors). The Standards of Practice define a minimum and uniform standard for private, fee-paid Home Inspectors. Home Inspections involve a visual inspection to assist home buyers/sellers by providing information related to the condition of a home prior to sale. Home Inspectors must be knowledgeable with all aspects of residential building systems and their operation. They must be able to recognize and report on conditions and/or the potential for failure. The systems and components of a house include roofing, structure, electrical, heating, air conditioning/heat pumps, plumbing, exterior, insulation and the interior. The ten subjects in this certificate course have been organized to address each of these, as well as to provide students the communications skill and knowledge of professional practice required to be successful in this growing industry.
  • Academic Title
    Home Inspection Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Successful completion of this program fulfills the OAHI Baseline Academic Requirements including
    • Residential HVAC Inspection
    • Residential Electrical Inspection
    • Introduction to Home Inspection - Practical
      But Excluding:
    • The OAHI Defect Recognition and Reporting Course which must be taken through OAHI directly.
    • Ontario Building Code; Part 9 - Building Envelope
    • Ontario Building Code; Part 9 - Health & Safety
      Students wishing to use these Program Courses towards their Registered Home Inspection designation (RHI) must achieve a minimum grade of 70% or better.
    HOME1010      Communication and Professional Practice
    Description: The professional home inspector is required, both verbally and in writing, to describe the inspection process and communicate inspection findings to the client. It is imperative that the home inspector be able to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding of an inspection, once conducted. Students in this subject develop their oral and written communication skills, and learn the reporting requirements and proper conduct required of a professional in this industry. This course will include professional practice standards and competence issues related to insurance liability.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1020     Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Inspection

    Description: Emphasis in this subject is on cooling systems and heat pumps. Students learn to identify typical defects and apply correct inspection techniques.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1030     Electrical Inspection

    Description: This course prepares students to inspect the performance of the following components of electrical systems within residential buildings: service drops, grounding systems, service panels, wiring systems, devices and fixtures.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1040     Exterior Inspection
    Description: This course covers retaining walls, grounds, window wells, lot grading, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops and steps, porches, railings, wall cladding, flashing trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, as well as exterior doors and windows. Students learn to describe the exterior wall covering and inspect all aspects of the exterior named above.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1050     Heating Inspection I

    Description: This subject covers installed heating systems (gas and oil furnaces and hot water boilers). Emphasis is on the inspector's ability to identify the energy source, type, material, condition, and safety concerns, as well as to inspect the heating equipment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1060     Heating Inspection II
    Description: This subject covers vent systems, flues and chimneys, as well as fireplaces, other wood heating appliances, steam and electric heating systems. Students apply knowledge of these systems to the role of home inspector.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOME1050

    HOME1070     Insulation and Interior Inspection
    Description: Focus is on the inspection of thermal insulation, vapor retarders and ventilation systems, as well as the inspection of interior elements of residential dwellings such as walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, interior stairs/railings, installed countertops and cabinets, and garage doors/door operators.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1080     Plumbing Inspection
    Description: This course prepares students to inspect, in a residential dwelling, the interior water supply and distribution systems (including fixtures and faucets), as well as water heating equipment and drain/vent/waste systems and their related fixtures.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1090     Roofing Inspection
    Description: The emphasis in this subject is on typical defects of the various types of roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations. Students apply their knowledge of roofing to inspections that focus on system performance, safety concerns, and compliance with good construction practice.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HOME1100     Structure Inspection
    Description: This subject focuses on the following structural components of a residential dwelling: foundations and footings, floors, walls, and roof/ceiling structures. Students learn to apply knowledge of structures to inspections that focus on system performance, safety concerns and compliance with good construction practices.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

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