Available Programs

Bricks and Mortar

Basic Bricklaying Certificate Program

In the entry level, Basic Brick program, students get hands-on training to learn spreading, furring and flattening mortar before laying each unit. They will learn how to mark off and put up mason lines and how to lay the brick to the line, joint (finish) the mortar joints, brush it off and re-joint the brickwork emphasizing full mortar head joints on all brick masonry units.  They also learn to use a 4-foot builder’s level to plumb all door and window jambs.

 

Successful completion of the program requires students to lay 60 brick using top quality workmanship, jointed, brushed off and re-jointed in 1 hour or less.

Stones with cement

Advanced Bricklaying Certificate Program

In the entry level, Advanced Brick program, students will continue honing hands-on skills in spreading, furring and flattening mortar before laying each unit. They will learn how to mark off and put up mason lines and how to lay the brick to the line, joint (finish) the mortar joints, brush it off and re-joint the brickwork emphasizing full mortar head joints on all concrete masonry units.

 

Successful completion of the program requires students to use a 4-foot builder’s level to build all brick corners and straight leads and they must build a 2 foot by 2-foot square brick pier or chimney using a 4-foot builders level and lay 100 brick in 2 hours or less.  They also must be able to lay 150 brick in 1 hour or less and build a brick arch using top quality workmanship, jointed, brushed off and re-jointed.  All corners must be perfectly plumb.

Laying Bricks

Basic Blocklaying

In the entry level, Basic Block program, students will get hands-on training on how to spread mortar for block, mark off and put up the line to the proper course and lay the block to the line.  They will learn how to plumb all window and door jambs using a 4-foot builder’s level.   

 

Successful completion of the program requires the student to complete the basic block course and be able to lay 25 8x8x16 concrete masonry units (blocks) blocks that are jointed on both sides of the wall, brushed off and re-jointed all in 1 hour or less.

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Advanced Blocklaying Certificate Program

In the entry level, Advanced Block program, students will continue honing hands-on skills in spreading mortar for block, mark off and put up the line to the proper course, lay the block to the line and to plumb all window and door jambs using a 4-foot builder’s level. In addition, students will learn how to build all corner and straight leads using a 4-foot builder’s level

 

Successful completion of the program requires students to build a 2-foot by 2-foot square block pier or chimney and lay 20 blocks in 1 ½ hours or less.  They also must be able to lay 50 8x8x16 inch concrete masonry unit blocks in one hour or less with near perfect workmanship. All the above jointed, brushed off and re-jointed, and all corners perfectly plumb in 2 hours or less.

Stone Wall

Stonelaying Certificate Program

In the entry level, Basic Stone program, students will get hands-on training on how to lay and bond faux stone (man-made stone).  In addition, students learn how to use a line as a guide for laying natural and man-made stone.

 

Successful completion of the program requires students to lay 25 square feet of natural and 25 square feet of faux stone in 6 hours or less.

Cinder Blocks

Work at your own pace

Our course is hands-on and designed to maximize the use of your time so that you can graduate as quickly as possible, but have all the experience that you would learn from being on the job for years. Open entry/exit classes are designed to fit in with your schedule.

Masonry

Start from the basics

Our courses are designed to take you through all the steps needed to become proficient. If you've already been in the industry this also helps to make sure that any bad habits that you may have picked up along the way are identified and corrected.

Brick Wall

Learn all the tricks of the trade

Masonry is one of those trades where the secrets are learned from the people that have been doing it for years. We aim to provide you with all those tips, and we are here to help you become the best in the business.