Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Bricklaying (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

MATC Education Center at Walker's Square
Program Code: 30-408-2

 
For Information: 414-297-6315
 
Overview — Developed with the assistance of tradespeople and contractors, this program prepares you to enter the masonry trade.

This one-semester program teaches the fundamentals of laying block and brick.

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.

Courses are held at the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee.
 

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

View gainful employment data about this program

 

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:

  • 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 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits

 

(1)  MASON-300

Fundamental Bricklaying (8 weeks)

5

 

(1)  MASON-303

Advanced Bricklaying ‡ (8 weeks)

5

 

(1)  MASON-308

Job Safety and Layout

1

 

(1)  MASON-356

Methods 1 - Fundamentals ‡

2

 

(1)  MASON-380

Mathematics for Bricklayers 1

1

 

  (or) CONSTR-380
 
   

(1)  ENG-340

Workplace Communications

2

 

(1)  MASON-302

OSHA/First Aid for Masons

1

 
  (or) CONSTR-302
 
   
(1)  CIVIL-308 Computer Applications for the Trades 1
 
(1)  MASON-190 Current Topics in Masonry 1
 


TOTAL CREDITS: 19

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
 

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

Courses are held at the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated October 2017.