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masonry construction technology (MASN)
MASN 101 (3 credits)
Intro to Tools, Safety and Equipment

Students will be introduced to the tools required for the
masonry trade. Understand safety standards and practices.
Receive training and certifications on various equipment
used on a jobsite.

MASN 105 (3 credits)
Introduction to Masonry Construction

MASN 162 (2 credits)
Masonry Hardscaping Patios & Retaining Walls

The proper use of masonry products in an outdoor
environment. Understand the process to build an outdoor
patio and retaining walls using masonry materials.

MASN 167 (3 credits)
Restoration and Building Maintenance

This course will teach the fundamentals of the masonry
trade. This will include: spreading mortar and striking full
joints, laying brick and block to the line, bonding the length
and height of a wall, building leads, and hanging a corner
pole.

Cover the various materials that go along with masonry
products. These would be; caulking, waterproofing, patching,
repointing, cutting out and repairing damaged areas, and
cleaning of masonry. This course will focus on preventive
maintenance to stop any further damage of the masonry
structure.

MASN 110 (3 credits)
Development of Masonry Materials

MASN 171 (1 credit)
Concrete Sidewalks

History and the manufacturing of masonry materials. In
the manufacturing of materials there are many different
types of brick and block. You will learn their various names
and where the material should be used in a wall. Portland
cement comes in different forms and how to properly mix
the different types. Students will learn what the different
strengths of cement and where they should be used.

MASN 116 (3 credits)
Chimney Construction

Students will understand the difference between and be
able to construct properly a single and double flue chimney.

MASN 155 (4 credits)
Block Construction, Bearings, and
Anchoring Systems

Students will learn terminology; the placement of anchor
bolts, bearing plates, setting lintels, cutting in electrical
boxes and door ties. They will be working around conduit,
duct work and rebar reinforcement. They will also build a
composite wall using block and brick.

MASN 158 (2 credits)
Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer

Students will learn the tools and equipment for installing
veneer stone; applications of hanging wire, scratch coat,
flashings, vapor barriers, drain mats, to hang stone and point
the mortar joints. Students will learn the different types of
patterns stone can be laid in.

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Students will learn how to build forms and placement of
concrete for a sidewalk.

MASN 207 (5 credits)
Advanced Masonry Applications

Application of skills relative to masonry systems. Includes
working on the off-campus housing project. Techniques
include firewall construction, brick veneering, porch/ patio
and step construction, and proper preparation for varying
weather conditions.

MASN 211 (2 credits)
Planning and Management

Organizing personnel and materials on a job site; planning
and coordinating the placement of equipment and materials;
and completing a job on time and within budget. Supervisory
duties and responsibilities are also covered.

MASN 216 (4 credits)
Blueprint Reading and Estimating

Basic skills to interpret residential construction drawings.
Emphasis on calculation of materials, labor, and equipment
necessary to complete selected projects. Proposals and
closed bids required.

MASN 256 (4 credits)
Fireplace Construction

Provides history, theory, and function of the fireplace.
Students design and construct a fireplace of their choice
with emphasis on proper terminology, workmanship, and
various components of different fireplaces.



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