Carson Dunlop Partners with Lane Community College

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Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training program now offered by Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

“The partnership enhances LCC’s ability to offer quality, relevant on-line classes to our continuing education students,” said Paula Westgate – Program Coordinator, Continuing Education.

Carson Dunlop and Lane Community College have formed a strategic partnership to offer a career home inspection training program. The comprehensive 10-course certificate program is available through distance learning. Content is delivered in a highly visual and easy to understand format. The program is focused on practical applied technical knowledge, providing a solid foundation for success in the home inspection field.

The comprehensive education program covering all aspects of the home inspection profession was created by two leaders in the field – Carson Dunlop and the American Society of Home Inspectors. The 10 courses were developed in collaboration with education design consultants and distance education specialists.

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Lane Community College,” commented Alan Carson, President of Carson Dunlop. “The ability to offer our program through reputable Colleges creates new opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in the home inspection field.”

“The partnership enhances LCC’s ability to offer quality, relevant on-line classes to our continuing education students. The new courses will broaden the variety of non-credit topics currently available at the college. Life-long learning opportunities and strong community partnerships continue to be top priorities for the College through collaboration with business and community organizations,” said Paula Westgate – Program Coordinator, Continuing Education.

The education program leverages Carson Dunlop's 35 years as a leading consulting engineering firm in the home inspection field. Carson Dunlop have considerable experience on the education side of home inspection, including classroom teaching, published textbooks, 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 6 month free access to their cloud-based report writing system, Horizon when students graduate, to help them develop the necessary report writing skills.

For more information about the Home Inspection training program now offered by Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Please visit

About Lane Community College

Nearly 38,000 students a year seize the opportunities at Lane - open admission, lower tuition and fees, flexible scheduling, outstanding facilities, experienced and passionate faculty, individualized attention, student services, cultural opportunities, and most of all, quality programs.

You can choose from more than 50 academic subjects and more than 40 professional degrees and certificates. All of our programs meet rigorous academic standards and many have earned prestigious special accreditations.

Nationally known for excellence, Lane is the only Oregon College in the international League for Innovation in the Community College. We are engaged in the national Achieving the Dream project and other initiatives focused on your success.

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 50 colleges and universities.

Media Contacts:
Robert Ho – Vice President of Education – Carson Dunlop 416-964-9415 ext. 228

Paula Westgate – Program Coordinator, Continuing Education – Lane Community College 541-463-6107

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