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:         $177.00 (plus tax) and up Looseleaf – 2018 (IRC) International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings   (available online at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble Bookstores, ICC, or The General Bookstore – online http://www.sebookstore.com/ or call 770-425-5935)

This comprehensive code comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. The IRC contains many important changes:  An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable. The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall. An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening. The exemption for interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted. New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine. New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.


First of a three-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 section 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 Home Building Course Summer Session: June 5, 2023 to July 24, 2023

Monday and Wednesday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

New location: 3626 Aristides Lane Decatur, GA 30034 (470) 875-5494

CALL (210) 544-3229 For Mr. Stephens for more information!

Course Fee now $3000! Major Credit Cards accepted: VISA, Mastercard, and Discover (AMEX not accepted)

Last Day of Enrollment: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Payment Refund Policy: Course payment refunds will only be given until third day of class enrollment, after third day of enrollment, no refunds will be given. Each day enrolled (whether in class or not) and a one-time administration fee of $100 will be deducted from all refunds.

A GCA © Home Building Course Certificate will be given after completion of course. Participants must pay in advance of course by cash, cashier’s check (no personal checks), money order or major credit card. No Payment Plans available – 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.