CHI710 - Communication - Professional Practices

Outline info
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Subject Title
Communication - Professional Practices

Subject Description
The professional home inspector is required, both verbally and in writing, to describe the inspection process and communicate inspection findings to the client. It is imperative that the home inspector be able to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding of an inspection, once conducted. Students in this subject develop their oral and written communication skills, and learn the reporting requirements and proper conduct required of a professional in this industry.

Credit Status
One credit in the Home Inspection Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Comply with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the profession in order to meet or exceed minimum levels of performance and assure public confidence.
2. Disclose the limitations of the inspection process to ensure that the client has realistic expectations and a clear understanding of the limitations for the purpose of risk management.
3. Communicate effectively with the client orally and in writing to ensure understanding of the results of an inspection.
4. Report and communicate effectively to the appropriate parties, health and safety concerns found during an inspection, as well as their degree of immediacy, in order to protect persons and property.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the need to comply with applicable laws and regulations, contracts, and business practices as they relate to the home inspection profession.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso