Home building involves over a hundred different occupations and careers.  When you learn the whole residential process correctly, you’ll become unrestricted and unlimited, giving you the CITC advantage!


Whether you’re looking for investment property, planning to build, renovate, or repair your home or maybe enhance your current status, or make a career change, this course is worthy of taking. Once you understand “building principles” you can build anything!

The GCA-Home Building Course has been taken by people from all walks of life; engineers, architects, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, real estate personnel, nurses, contractors, high school and college students, building trades, homeowners and many others.

Join us in the most intensive and thoroughly prepared course of its kind. This three-section course described below provides an excellent brief and general overview into the principles and fundamental methods of building “A” house without the fluff. Students may have the opportunity to participate in stages of building a house on construction sites.

Book Cost:         $159 (plus tax) and up Looseleaf – 2012 (IRC) International Residential Code for One- and Two Family Dwellings w/ 2015 Amendments  (available  at online: Amazon, Barnes and Noble Bookstores or Southern Engineer’s Bookstore – online http://www.sebookstore.com/ or call 770-425-5935)

This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions. This updated code includes information on common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, ramps that do not serve the required egress door, and carbon monoxide alarms.


First of a two-section series, introduces its participants to the mental stages of planning and preparation used to develop researched information into preliminary plans & work drawings.

Topics covered:

 Zoning Ordinance & Regulation

 Construction Personnel

 Permit Requirements

 Designed Building Considerations

Students discover how it’s both easier and economical to correct or make changes during the planning phase, rather than after the structure is built! For these reasons, great emphasis is placed on Introduction and Preparation which is essential in the building of any project or career.


This second section explores the process currently used in the construction of homes and light commercial building. GCA-2 involves the whole physical erection stages.

Topics covered:

 Site Work

 Foundation/Structural

 Framework

 Roofing & Enclosure

 Mechanicals: HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical

 Insulation & Finish Works

 Renewable Energy

 Landscaping

 Site Inspections

A study of local, state, international and environmental codes will be reviewed, to enrich knowledge of laws that govern all works performed. Students participate in optional on-site building inspection exercises.


This final course deals with the importance and use of specifications as it relates to architectural drawings. It will highlight considerations made between the owner, architect or draftsman, and contractor as to finalize a clearer understanding in agreement. The best possible results in any building project done right, requires clear and good communication with all parties involved. The end results of this relationship are written in specifications and contract. This course examines that formulation.

Whether you’re planning on going into business, participating in a construction bid process, or just wanting to know how to estimate, you’ll need this short course.


Next HomeBuilding Course FALL Session:  August 26, 2019 to November 4, 2019
Mondays and Wednesdays Evenings 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.


Come to the first night of class and sample what you will be receiving for only $80 – nonrefundable!
(After the first night, should you decide to complete our course, we will subtract $80 from the cost of the course.)
Enrollment ends on September 3rd for Fall Session! 
Price increase for 2020 to $2500 (Course now includes GCA-3 Observation in Specification and Contract) – SPECIAL OFFER!  If pay before Winter Session begins, Only Pay $2400!!!  Accepting Major Credit Cards: VISA, MasterCard and Discover only. (AMEX not accepted) 
PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY: Enrollment is only refundable until the third (3rd) day of course enrollment, after payment has been received.   An Administrative Fee of a minimum of $50.00 will be deducted, for refunds only.   

A GCA © Home Building Course Certificate will be given after completion of course. Participants must pay in advance of course by cash, certified check (no personal checks), money order or major credit card. Payment Plans accepted now for next session – Plan ahead now and CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO PAY AHEAD! Make payable to: Construction Industry Training Center, LLC.

For more information, please call 470-875-5494 today.