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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 30-408-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Bricklaying Diploma


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

Designed to prepare you to enter the masonry trade, this program teaches the fundamentals of laying block and brick. The program was developed with the assistance of local tradespeople and contractors. Graduates enter the field as a starting bricklayer.

Increased building construction has resulted in a need for bricklayers.


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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
CIVIL-308 Computer Applications for the Trades 1
CONSTR-302 OSHA Safety/CPR for the Trades ‡ 1
CONSTR-380 Mathematics for Construction Trades 1
ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2
MASON-190 Current Topics in Masonry 1
MASON-300 Fundamental Bricklaying ‡ 5
MASON-303 Advanced Bricklaying ‡ 5
MASON-308 Job Safety and Layout ‡ 1
MASON-356 Methods 1 - Fundamentals ‡ 2

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Classes 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.

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

2021-2022 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Lay brick and block
  • Examine residential, commercial and industrial methods of construction
  • Apply required OSHA safety standards in construction work
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor as it applies to the trade

Career Outlook

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

Graduates of the program enter employment as a starting bricklayer. Advancement to journey-level worker, foreman and superintendent are available with experience.

Possible Careers

Apprentice Bricklayer
Journey-Level worker


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Last updated: 08/30/2021