Students following the study plan below will complete the Masonry technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
Introduction to Masonry
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)
10-408-104 BRICK MASONRY ...layout, lintels, anchors and adhesives, openings, and expansion and control joints. (Corequisite: Successful completion of 10-408-102, Masonry Fundamentals)
Adv Brick & Block Masonry
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)
10-449-112 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.
10-804-101 MATH 1-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisites: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory math and reading assessment scores; 10-834-109, Pre-Algebra with a “C” or better; 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
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)
10-408-107 MASONRY ESTIMATING ...basic material and labor cost estimating related to masonry construction. (Corequisite:Successful completion of 10-408-106, Masonry Prints & Specifications)
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)
Concrete Structures & Flatwork
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)
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.