CNA142 – Introduction to Residential Construction

This correspondence course has been designed to teach the basics of residential construction, manufactured housing construction, subdivisions, and the use of the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Manual.


• History of housing in North America
• Zoning, building codes, and flood insurance
• The component parts in the construction of a house
• Identifying different house styles
• Application of the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Manual
• Methods for appraising proposed and existing subdivisions
• Determining the quality of manufactured housing
• Techniques of appraising manufactured housing

  • Course credit hours: 45
  • Students must pass an online examination to receive credit for completing this course.

Course Material:

Textbook:  “Basic Construction Refresher”
By: Hondros Learning

Downloadable links: Instructions

eCourse: Quizzes and Exam

  • the downloadable links will appear in the ‘Downloads’ within your Account Dashboard online.
  • the quizzes and exam will be in your E-Course User Profile
  • This course is mandatory for the DAR designation and should be completed by the end of the fourth year of being a member.