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MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
CERTIFICATE (9-month)
The Masonry Construction certificate provides the opportunity
to develop the basic skills of a mason and is designed as an
introduction to the trade. Students will focus on basic tool skills,
trade materials, safety procedures and terminology. Emphasis is
placed on brick and block skill sets. These skills are developed
through hands-on projects, which are preceded by theory
lectures and demonstrations. Special emphasis is placed on the
appreciation of the beauty and permanence of brickwork and on
the development of pride in workmanship.
Students successfully completing the Masonry Construction
certificate program find employment in the field as mason tenders
and masons with experience and further education as forepersons
or superintendents. Many masons are self-employed.
All students completing the certificate program may enroll in the
associate degree program.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Operate masonry tools and equipment safely and effectively.
* Use masonry terminology.
* Read blueprints to estimate materials quantity and pricing.
* Lay out and construct footings.
* Lay out and build a block foundation.
* Apply brick veneering to a structure.
* Construct a masonry arch.

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
SEMESTER 1
MASN 101 Intro to Tools, Safety, and Equipment
MASN 105 Intro to Masonry Construction
MASN 110 Development of Masonry Materials
MASN 116 Chimney Construction
MATH 126 Technical Mathematics I or higher
SEMESTER 2
MASN 155 Block Construction, Bearings,
and Anchoring Systems
MASN 158 Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer
MASN 162 Masonry, Hard-scaping, Patios, and
Retaining Walls
MASN 171 Concrete Sidewalks
MASN 167 Masonry Restoration & Building Maintenance
ENG 106 English Composition
HEAL 111Basic First Aid

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