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"I joined because my dad (Mason) recommended that this would be a good way to get involved professionally in the career."

Gavin P. 


Masonry/Bricklaying is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the laying and/or setting of brick, concrete block, glass block, hard tile, marble and related materials using trowels, levels, hammers, chisels, and other hand tools.

Instruction in this trade includes learning skills involved in the cutting, chipping and laying of brick and concrete block, the mixing and spreading of mortar and other bonding agents. As a student, you will learn to use such tools as trowel, jointers, hammers, levels, gauge line, and squares. Training will also be given in measuring distances from reference points and marking guidelines on working surfaces so the student can lay out their work. Knowledge of mortar, cement, and other bonding agents is important to workers in this skilled trade.

Course Description

  • This is a 2-Year PDE Approved Program of Study – CIP Code 46.0101

  • Construction Block & Brick Walls

  • Creating Ornamental Masonry

  • Installing Natural or Cultured Stone

  • Laying Ceramic Tile

  • Pouring Concrete

Career Paths

Potential Professions:

  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons

  • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

  • Masonry Helper

  • Stonemasons

  • Tile and Marble Setters


  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9

Postsecondary Options

Mr. Arnold "Red" Shaner
724-728-5800 x 223
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