NCCER Basic Masonry (BM71) Technical Certificate of Credit
The Basic Masonry Technical Certificate of Credit program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for instructional purposes and customized labs and classrooms for practical and project-based learning. The program includes mixing cement and concrete materials; setting and laying block, brick, chimney block, ornamental brick work. Practical work and projects include laying masonry units to the line; erecting walls, chimneys, brick and block piers, brick arches, plastering, stone veneer work; and an actual working fireplace. Students will learn how to square and build foundations, as well as forming and pouring concrete. Basic skill development in the use of trowels, brick rule, levels, transits, blueprint reading and proper work ethics are highly emphasized.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
|ACCUPLACER –||Sentence Skills||60||COMPASS –||Writing||32|
High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.
Credits required for graduation: 11
|Courses 11 credits|
|COFC 1080Construction Trades Core
This course introduces
|MSNR 1015Introduction to Masonry
This course provides an orientation to the masonry field and places importance on practices necessary for general safety, use of tools, materials, and equipment. Topics include Introduction to the Trade, Masonry Safety, Masonry Tools and Equipment, Measurements, Drawings and Specifications, and Mortar.
|MSNR 1025Masonry Installation Techniques
This course describes characteristics of block and brick; how to set up, lay out, and bond block and brick; how to cut block and brick; how to lay and tool block and brick; and how to clean block and brick once they have been laid. Topics also include information about masonry reinforcements and accessories that masons use on the job to lay block and brick professionally and safely.
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