- Partnership creates both a professional and educationalpathway for students.
- College credit will be awarded upon successful course completion and can be used toward associate or bachelor degree requirements.
The course combines 40 hours of pre-class study and 80 hours of classroom and field lab experience, including performing real home inspections.
Students who complete the course curriculum — designed and offered by The ASHI School — will have the option of receiving five hours of transferrable college credit from Cincinnati State in addition to a course completion certificate. The credits can be applied toward an associate degree or bachelor degree from Cincinnati State; students may apply to have them accepted at other colleges.
"We're excited to combine the comprehensive technical and real-world training offered by our curriculum with educational opportunities presented by Cincinnati State," said Jack McGraw, director of The ASHI School. "This program is designed for students of all backgrounds, but especially for military veterans who are looking to embark on a new career."
Cincinnati State President O'dell M. Owens said the College wants to add value for students who are interested in home inspection and want to bolster existing careers or begin a new career or educational path. "Cincinnati State is committed to preparing its students for success not only in their education, but in their career as well," he said.
The ASHI classes are offered in several states. One is scheduled to be offered this month at Cincinnati State's Workforce Development Center in Evendale. However, students will receive credit upon course completion at any of the designated locations.
For information about class locations and start dates, visit www.theashischool.com.
About The ASHI School
The ASHI School is the flagship division of ASHI Education Inc., a for-profit company wholly owned by the American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.® In addition to the program with Cincinnati State, The ASHI School offers commercial, radon and fortified wind mitigation inspection courses. For more information about classroom locations and course details, visit The ASHI School website.
About Cincinnati State
Cincinnati State (www.cincinnatistate.edu) offers more than 75 associate degree and 40 certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. About 10,500 students are enrolled in the 2012 winter term. Cincinnati State has one of the largest cooperative education programs in the United States.