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P1. To ensure that centers provide adequate facilities to meet student needs, and to achieve program goals.

P2. To provide a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards.

P3. To maintain center facilities in a safe, clean, and attractive manner.




All persons involved in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of Job Corps centers must adhere to the following standards.

R1. Legally Mandated Standards

a. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):

1. Occupational Safety and Health — 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1926 and 1960

2. Historical Preservation — 36 CFR Part 800

3. Architectural/Engineering (A/E) Design Requirements — 48 CFR Part 36

4. Disability/Accessibility — 28 CFR Part 36​

5. Life Safety Code — National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101

6. General Services Administration (GSA) Facility Standards (P100) (Note: GSA [P100] applies to all federally owned or leased property.)

b. Building codes used in the United States (U.S.):

Centers must adhere to the most recent applicable building codes adopted by the state or local jurisdiction that has authority over the center. The center must maintain a copy of the relevant local adopted building codes and have them available during assessments.

Applicable codes may include, but are not limited to:

1. Building Officials and Code Administrators/National Building Code (BOCA/NBC)

2. Uniform Building Code (UBC)

3. Standard Building Code (SBC)

4. International Building Code (IBC)

5. GSA P11, Facility Standards

6. NFPA and other National Consensus Standards

R2. Job Corps Standards

a. Bathrooms and showers must be adequate in number, clean, brightly lit, odor-free, well ventilated, and adequately supplied.

b. Facilities

1. Residential buildings must provide sleeping rooms, bath and lounge facilities, appropriate administrative spaces, and lockable storage space for student belongings.

2. Counselors must be provided with private, secured offices with easy student access.

3. Laundry facilities must be available for student use.

4. Recreational facilities must include access to a gymnasium, multi-purpose recreation areas, and sports fields.

5. Academic buildings must have adequate space for classrooms, computer labs, and learning resources.

6. Career technical training (CTT) areas must have classroom and training space to satisfy the needs of each training program, and resemble the workplace to the extent possible.

c. Dining and cafeteria facility must include a food preparation area, serving area, dining area, and storage areas.

d. Health services facilities must include private medical examining rooms; a nurse’s station; separate infirmary space for males and females; dental facilities; a secure drug storage area; and private space for mental health consultations, dentists, physicians, and TEAP specialists.

e. Administrative areas must include general office and meeting space.

f. Storage areas must include adequate, lockable storage to safeguard confidential records, supplies, equipment, and hazardous materials, and to secure excess property.

g. Child development centers and residential parent/child programs must adhere to standards in Exhibit 6-9 (Facility Requirements for Child Development Centers and Residential Parent/Child Programs)​.

h. Furnishings must be in satisfactory condition, adequate in number, and appropriate for use.​​



Exhibit 6-9 Facility Requirements for Child Development Centers and Residential Parent_Child Programs

 Legal/CFR Requirements

29 CFR Parts 1910
29 CFR Parts 1926
29 CFR Parts 1960
36 CFR Part 800
48 CFR Part 36
28 CFR Part 36