NCCER Advanced Masonry (AM31)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone & Embedded in NCCER Masonry program)

Program Description:

The Advanced Masonry Technical Certificate of Credit program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for instructional purposes and customized labs and classroom for practical and project-based learning. The program includes mixing cement and concrete materials; setting and laying block, brick, chimney block, and 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, trasnits, 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
Reading Comp. 55 Reading 70
Arithmetic 34 Math 26

High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Credits required for graduation: 17

Courses 17 credits
MSNR 1035

This course focuses on residential masonry techniques, reinforced masonry, and masonry openings and metal work.

MSNR 1055

This course focuses on advanced laying techniques, effect of climate on masonry, and construction inspection and quality control.

MSNR 1105

This course focuses on advanced masonry techniques to include elevated masonry, specialized materials and techniques, masonry repair and restoration.

MSNR 1115

This course culminates the instruction in advanced masonry. Topics include commercial drawings, estimating, site layout, stone masonry, and crew leadership fundamentals.

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Program Chair

Masonry Chair/Instructor
Carlton Construction, Rm 109

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