ACT-104: Community Construction Applications

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Arch Construction-DNU
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Community Construction Applications
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Covers the design and construction of residential projects, such as wood decks/patios, sheds, garages, or other community service-related projects. Evaluates the influence and structural characteristics of various materials along with functional, aesthetic, climatic, and cost considerations. Students participate in the actual construction of a typical project at a predetermined residential site.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Functional and Aesthetic Guidelines
  2. Terrain, Climate, and Cost Considerations
  3. Planning Related Landscaping Needs
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Design Options.
  5. Structural Characteristics of Materials: Including Strength and Durability
  6. Strength, Durability, Fastening Details, Load Restrictions, and sizes for various materials
  7. Developing a Site Plan
  8. Site Measurement
  9. Drawing Plans and Details for Residential Construction
  10. Preparing Supplementary Notations
  11. Building Codes Relating to Residential Construction
  12. The Construction Sequence
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explain the advantages of the various materials used for residential structures.
  2. Identify the carpentry skills required to complete various residential projects.
  3. Analyze the fundamentals for residential cost estimating.
  4. Discuss the planning process.
  5. Translate working drawings.
  6. Discuss building codes.
  7. Analyze the structural plan for a residential project.*
  8. Discuss the construction sequence.
  9. Discuss establishing good relationships between client and contractor.
  10. Explain the permit process.
  11. Identify tool and site safety.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Work assignments.
  2. Attendance.
  3. Class participation.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details
  1. Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning upon which the request is based.
  2. Submit a portfolio of work and documentation to substantiate the request.
  3. Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and portfolio.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2015
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date