ACT-150: Residential Detailing

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Architecture/Construction Tech
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Residential Detailing
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
ACT-101 and ACT-116
Catalog Course Description

Continues the study and drawing of residential construction documents. Emphasizes completing architectural details according to current building codes and accepted industry practice. Typical details include building sections, wall sections, door and window details, stair details, site plans, and other typical residential construction details. Utilizes AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) software to complete the details.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Course introduction
  2. Detailing as part of construction documents
  3. Reading an engineer’s scale
  4. Drawing site plans
  5. Building codes
  6. Zoning ordinances
  7. Annotation and dimensioning
  8. Sheet layout
  9. Plotting drawings to the correct scale
  10. Stairway codes and terminology
  11. Stairway layout and detailing
  12. Drawing interior elevations
  13. Reading and selecting items from product catalogs
  14. Kitchen layout and design
  15. Bathroom design and building codes
  16. Drawing door and window details
  17. Drawing section views
  18. Drawing construction details
  19. Developing and drawing a building section
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Develop and draw a building site plan.
  2. Read an engineering scale.
  3. Describe terminology related to various construction details.
  4. Plot drawings to the correct scale in paper space.
  5. Layout and draw stairway details according to codes and specifications*.
  6. Translate design sketches into construction details.
  7. Develop a kitchen layout using product catalogs*.
  8. Develop and draw interior elevations*.
  9. Annotate construction details according to industry standards.
  10. Dimension construction details according to industry standards.
  11. Utilize building codes as they relate to residential drawings.
  12. Develop a balanced sheet layout.
  13. Apply CAD skills in the preparation of architectural drawings.
  14. Develop and draw construction details.
  15. Develop and draw a building section.
  16. Develop and draw door and window details.
  17. Discuss current construction methods used in residential building.
  18. Discuss the relationship of construction details to the overall set of construction documents.
General Information

This course is being deactivated as part of the catalog cleanup project in 23/WI. It is not part of any active program and has not been offered in 3 or more years.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

The following assessment tools will be common to all sections:

  1. Lab assignments
  2. Multiple-choice question tests
  3. Multiple-choice question final exam
  4. Student attendance


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

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
Summer 2024
Deactivation Date
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Summer 2024