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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.

Michael T. Gardner, Instructor
AAS: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

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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