Program Description: Brickmasons, block masons, and stonemasons create attractive, durable surfaces and structures. For thousands of years, these workers have built buildings, fences, roads, walkways, and walls using bricks, concrete blocks, and natural stone. The structures that they build will continue to be in demand for years to come. The work varies in complexity, from laying a simple masonry walkway to installing an ornate exterior on a high rise building. Workers cut or break the materials used to create walls, floors, and other structures. Once their building materials are properly sized, they are laid with or without a binding material. Workers use their own perceptions and a variety of tools to ensure that the structure meets the desired standards. After they finish laying the bricks, blocks, or stone, the workers clean the finished product with a variety of cleaning agents.
Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Masonry I
  • Masonry II
  • Masonry III
  • Masonry IV
Elective Courses:
  • Concrete Finishing
  • Foundations and Footings
  • Bricklaying Applications
  • Decorative Masonry Work
Certifications: NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research), OSHA 10 Construction Industry, Forklift License, NOCTI
Sample Job Titles: Mason Tender, Hod Carrier, Bricklayer Helper, Mortar Mixer, Bricklayer, Brick Mason, Mason, Brick and Block Mason, Block Layer, Concrete Finisher, Tender



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