Friday – October 24, 2014

 

Bricklaying
Technical Diploma 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
MATC Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee
Program Code: 30-408-2

For Information: 414-297-6315

Overview — This program, which has been developed with the assistance of tradespeople and contractors, prepares you to enter the masonry trade. It provides instruction and skills directed at fulfilling the entry-level requirements of masonry contractors. 

Important factors for success in the program are physical strength, manual dexterity, and an ability to work with others. After successful completion of the diploma program, you may enter employment as a starting bricklayer. Advancement to journey-level worker, foreman and superintendent are available with experience.
 

Career Outlook — The increase in construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the Milwaukee area has resulted in a need for bricklayers.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to possess:

  • Ability to lay brick and block in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Job-related skills
  • Knowledge of residential, commercial and industrial methods of construction


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Apprentice Bricklayer
Foreman
Journey-Level worker
Superintendent

 

Related Programs:
Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking
Carpentry
Preparatory Plumbing

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits

 

MASON-300

Fundamental Bricklaying (8 weeks)

5

 

 

MASON-303

Advanced Bricklaying ‡ (8 weeks)

5

 

 

MASON-308

Job Safety and Layout

1

 

 

MASON-356

Methods 1 - Fundamentals ‡

2

 

 

MASON-380

Mathematics for Bricklayers 1

1

 

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

1

 

 

MASON-302

OSHA/First Aid for Masons

1


TOTAL CREDITS: 16

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated August 2014.