Daily Schedule @ 6 hrs. Daily Class

Class Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 4 PM 7 Weeks
Includes 2- 10 minute breaks and 40 minute lunch daily.
16-24 years of age (10 students per class maximum)
The GCA Youth House Building Internship provides 174 hours of exceptional
construction training curriculum, for students, ages 16 – 24, to meet the demands of pursuing

employment, enhanced with the opportunity for more advanced career options. The
mission of our curriculum is to present to employers, not only job-ready graduates, but
additionally workers with validated understanding of their task assignment and responsibilities
with the skills to perform them.

The GCA Youth House Building Internship includes studies, in the whole house building
process, wherein students use the principles of residential and light commercial construction
projects. Students will undergo studies in various subjects (listed below), then apply their studies
in planning and drawing a floor plan, followed by building a model house, from these plans. The
principal manuals, to be used by our students, are 2018 IRC The International Residential Code
for One – and Two- Family Dwelling, and 2015 IECC International Energy Conservation
Code, which are also being enforced, by the State of Georgia. After graduation, they will receive
a Home Building Certificate, choose their career and proceed to continued education of their
choice, or interview with an employer (Contractor, Construction Firm, Manufacturer, Building
Materials Supplier, Real Estate Company, etc.) and begin their On-The-Job Training (OJT), as
an Intern in the field. Total cost is $5000.

The Internship Curriculum includes the following course content:

GCA-1 Introduction and Preparation In Construction ©

  • Orientation & Career Development
  • Construction Personnel & Character Development
  • Design & Building Consideration/Zoning Ordinance
  • Drawing a Floor Plan
  • Basic Safety/OSHA Certification
  • Construction Math
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Measurement Exercises

GCA-2 Light and Heavy Construction Fundamentals ©

  • Sitework & Foundation Systems
  • Framing The House
  • Enclosure
  • Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical System
  • Renewable Energy Generation
  • Insulation & Finish Works
  • Testing & Determine Choice of Career
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Interview/Employer Placement and OJT.