Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Carson Dunlop and North Carolina State University Continuing and Professional Education have formed a strategic partnership to offer a career home inspection training program. The 10-course certificate program is available through distance learning. Content is delivered in a highly visual and easy to understand format. The program, focused on practical applied technical knowledge, provides 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 North Carolina State University,” commented Alan Carson, President of Carson Dunlop. “The ability to offer our program through a reputable university creates new opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in the home inspection field.”
Chip Futrell, Associate Director, Continuing and Professional Education at NC State University, adds, “The partnership enhances North Carolina State University’s ability to offer quality, relevant continuing education to our students. The new courses will broaden the variety of topics currently available at the university. Continuing and Professional Education at NC State University has the sole purpose of providing quality continuing education opportunities in a flexible, comfortable, and affordable environment. Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, our programs, instructors, and facilities can help you get to where you want to go.”
The certificate 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, 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 free access to 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 North Carolina State University Continuing and Professional Education, please visit: http://www.ncsu.edu/academics/professional-continuing-education/
About North Carolina State University
With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics leadership.As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
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.
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Chip Futrell – Associate Director, Continuing and Professional Education – North Carolina State University 919-515-8179