Students following the study plan below will complete the Masonry technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
10-408-101 INTRODUCTION TO MASONRY ...the history of masonry, the masonry industry, tools of the trade, jobsite safety, and masonry math.
10-408-102 MASONRY FUNDAMENTALS ...types of masonry, brick and block patterns and bonds, wall layout, types of mortar and uses, and spreading mortar in block and brick construction. (Corequisite: 10-408-101, Introduction to Masonry)
10-408-103 BLOCK MASONRY ...layout, lintels, anchors and adhesives, openings, metal work, and bearing and non-loadbearing walls. (Corequisite: Successful completion of 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
10-449-112 OSHA 30 ...addresses OSHA 29CFR1926 rules and is approved by OSHA for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in construction trades. Successful participants receive 30-hour card from OSHA.
10-408-104 BRICK MASONRY ...layout, lintels, anchors and adhesives, openings, and expansion and control joints. (Corequisite: Successful completion of 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
10-408-105 ADVANCED BRICK & BLOCK MASONRY ...moisture control, cleaning, arches, fireplaces and chimneys, paving, and tuck pointing. (Corequisites: Successful completion of 10-408-103, Block Masonry and 10-408-104, Brick Masonry)
10-804-301 VOCATIONAL MATH A ...This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to apply the concepts of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, proportions, and percent to their career. No prerequisites needed.
10-408-106 MASONRY PRINTS & SPECIFICATIONS ...scaling, types of drawings, drawing features, reading masonry prints, and masonry specifications. (Prerequisites: 10-408-103, Block Masonry; 10-408-104, Brick Masonry)
10-408-108 STONE MASONRY ...shaping, laying, caps and coping, anchors and reinforcement, stone panels, and cultured stone. (Prerequisite: 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
10-408-109 TILE FUNDAMENTALS ...tools and uses, grouts, thinsets, tile materials, substrates, patterns, layout, installation, and cleaning. (Prerequisite: 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
10-408-121 MASONRY INTERNSHIP ...the application of theory, skills, and techniques in the masonry profession. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval required)
10-408-110 CONCRETE STRUCTURES AND FLATWORK ...tools and their use, concrete properties, formwork, footings, foundation walls, patching, flatwork, hot and cold weather placing, and testing. (Prerequisite: 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
10-408-111 DECORATIVE CONCRETE ...rubber stamps and forms, counters, stencils, stamped and stained concrete, polishing, and terrazzo. (Prerequisite: 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
10-408-107 MASONRY ESTIMATING ...basic material and labor cost estimating related to masonry construction. (Corequisite:Successful completion of 10-408-106, Masonry Prints & Specifications)
The credit for 10-890-101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
• Display a positive attitude toward the profession.
• Handle the trowel, level, and other hand tools properly.
• Use layout tools and measuring devices.
• Lay brick, block, stone, and tile in an efficient and effective manner.
• Place concrete in structures including foundations, flatwork, and decorative items.
• Express knowledge of residential, commercial and industrial methods of construction.
• Read and interpret drawings and specifications.
• Use and operate related equipment such as masonry saws, mortar mixers, and small jack hammers.
• Work diligently and productively.
• Work as a productive team member.
• Apply required safety standards in construction.