The education partnership enhances Minneapolis Community & Technical College’s ability to offer quality, relevant continuing education to our students, said Andrew Lindquist of MCTC.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Carson Dunlop and Minneapolis Community & Technical College have formed a strategic training partnership to provide a career home inspection training program to their students. The comprehensive 10 course certificate program is made available to students through distance learning content is delivered in a highly visual and easy to understand format. The program is focused on practical applied technical knowledge and learning to provide students with a solid foundation for success in the home inspection field.
The comprehensive 10 course education program covering all aspects of the home inspection profession was created by two leaders in the field – the American Society of Home Inspectors and Carson Dunlop. The 10 courses were developed in collaboration with education design consultants and distance education specialists.
“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Minneapolis Community & Technical College.” commented Alan Carson, President of Carson Dunlop. The ability to offer our program through a reputable College creates new opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in the home inspection field.”
“The education partnership enhances Minneapolis Community & Technical College’s ability to offer quality, relevant continuing education to our students. The new courses will broaden the variety of topics currently available at the college. At Minneapolis Community & Technical College we are continuously growing and changing as an institution to better serve our community and the needs of our students. MCTC’s mission is to make individual dreams achievable by providing access to learning opportunities that prepare students to live and work in a democratic society within a global community,” said Andrew Lindquist, Director – Manufacturing & Trades Workforce Development Continuing Education/Customized Training.
The education program leverages Carson Dunlop's 34 years as a leading consulting engineering firm in the home inspection field. Carson Dunlop has considerable experience on the education side of home inspection dating back to 1990, including classroom teaching, published books, online courses, conference presentations, webinars, papers and articles. The program uses a consistent methodology across the 10 textbooks and CD-ROMs. The focus is on practical applied knowledge rather than theoretical discussion. As part of the education program, Carson Dunlop provides students with free use of their cloud-based report writing system, Horizon, to help them develop the necessary report writing skills.
For more information about the Home Inspection training program now offered by Minneapolis Community & Technical College, please visit http://www.minneapolis.edu/Educational-Programs/Continuing-Education-and-Training
About Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College provides high-quality, lifelong learning programs in the heart of a vibrant city. We offer a spectrum of academic programs, including associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates. Many of our programs transfer to four-year colleges while others prepare you for challenging careers. In addition to lectures, exhibitions and performances, MCTC offers customized workforce development programs, an outstanding library, recreational activities and meaningful opportunities to contribute to our mission through volunteering and donating.
About Carson Dunlop
Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd. has been a leading Consulting Engineering Firm devoted to building inspection since 1978. They are one of the largest independent home inspection companies in North America that leverages their extensive technical knowledge across six integrated business lines - Home Inspection, Commercial Inspection, Report Writing, Energy Audits, Home Inspector Training and Continuing Education.
About Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training
Carson Dunlop launched the Home Inspection Training division in 1990 to provide high quality education to new professionals entering the home inspection industry. The Home Inspection program was developed with education design consultants, and distance education specialists from Memorial University to create a uniquely comprehensive home inspection program. The courses can be taken in a self-study format from Carson Dunlop and are also offered in classroom and distance education formats by more than 30 colleges and universities.
Brian Bell – Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Carson Dunlop
416-964-9415 ext. 231
Andrew Lindquist – Director, Manufacturing & Trades Workforce Development Continuing Education/Customized Training – Minneapolis Community & Technical College 612-659-6528