OLP Internship Program

Course Number: 953

Open To:
Grades 11-12


Course Type:
Semester; 5 Units


Students must complete an application process and be approved for the course. There are 9 spaces available. The course meets on Rotation 1 days and designated Friday

Course Description:
The class will be a comprehensive study of the construction industry and process through the AOLP Boundless Project an ideal “onsite learning lab.” The Boundless Project is currently in the first phase of the project, a historical renovation of St. Joseph Hall and Aquinas Hall. You will become closely familiar with the ins and outs of the project throughout the semester. As an intern you will be introduced to construction industry disciplines, receive safety training (including Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10, Heat Stress, 2hr Asbestos Awareness) learn basic blueprint reading, and an introduction to Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) codes and associated trade disciplines. Additionally, all students will participate in a group project which entails responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Construction Management Services. This project will give students exposure to strategic planning, creative thinking, and understanding competitive edge. The class will be taught through a combination of jobsite shadowing of J&J personnel, presentations by expert industry speakers and practical project management exercises.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Starting on the first day of class all students must be dressed in appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This includes a Hard Hat (J&J provided), Safety Vest (J&J provided), Safety Glasses (J&J provided), Long Pants (student provided), and Steel Toed Boots (student provided). Without these students will not be allowed on-site and will be considered absent.
  • Additionally, students will need a computer and notebook for journaling. 

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Night:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes