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Home Inspection classes curriculum

Our Home Inspection classes curriculum focuses on theoretical concepts, real-world regulations, and hands-on skills. This combination empowers students to master their craft and stand out from the crowd in a growing field.

Curriculum Lessons

Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Introduction to Construction Technology  

An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop skills and knowledge related to building construction. This lesson includes a summary of math and science concepts important to building professionals as well as applications of modern technologies to the construction workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.

Lesson 3: The Inspection Process  

Home inspection basics; Client rapport; Purpose, goals, and importance of home inspections; Basic tools.

Lesson 4: Insects and Ants  

Termites, ants, and beetles; Types of wood damage; Insect damage vs. wood decay; Fungi and deterioration; Attic inspection points

Lesson 5: Siding, Doors, Windows  

Types of exterior siding; Siding products and trim elements; Window classifications; Inspecting and evaluating exterior doors.

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Program Description

The Home Inspection program provides instruction on the tools and procedures required for inspecting the standard building elements evaluated during a pre-purchase home inspection. Students will learn inspection processes based on ASHI guidelines, for exterior and interior inspections, as well as system inspections for electrical, HVAC, and plumbing. The program also covers professional practices and report writing.

Program Objectives

After completing the Home Inspection program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the overall home inspection process as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of the home inspector.
  2. List the specific building systems and components of a typical residential structure and describe how they are grouped and evaluated as part of the inspection process.
  3. Identify and describe the standard inspection forms used to document the formal inspection process and explain the importance of thoroughly, accurately, and legibly completing these forms for both clients and homeowners.
  4. List and describe other types of inspections that may be performed by home inspectors, beyond the standard structural and systems inspection.

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