This is a 78 hour introductory course intended to prepare the student for a career in masonry/bricklaying. The class focuses on job estimates, job layout, reading of blueprints, preparing and mixing mortar, applying formulas and the laying of bricks and block. Industrial safety in covered in this course. This is an intro class that requires a prerequisite HRD course.

Occupation Description

A mason would be expected to handle the following construction/ repairs:

  1. Building of foundations of structures
  2. Skills would include mixing mortar and the  laying of blocks and bricks to complete brick structures
  3. Masons should be able to follow safety practices
  4. Masons should be able to follow building prints

Careers Available

Masons are employed by contractors, repair facilities, hospitals, factories, apartment complexes and other maintenance/construction companies.

Entry-Level Salary

Entry-level salary range – $24,000 to $30,000 per year

Learning Objectives

Core topics:

  • Safe job site masonry techniques
  • Proper use of various masonry tools
  • Knowledge of various masonry materials
  • Knowledge of fundamental building systems

Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work the student will learn the safe and practical applications of the masonry trade. Training sessions are held in a lab/classroom.  Lab is equipped with necessary supplies and tools to teach this course and allow students to run brick and block foundations and structures.

Recommended Courses and Skills

There are no prerequisites, but a strong mechanical ability is very important.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.

Program Contact

For more information contact Jerry Hobson – Technical Skills Coordinator at 336.734.7726.