The Masonry program utilizes a specialized lab and classroom for practical learning. The program includes mixing cement and concrete materials; setting and laying block, brick, chimney block, ornamental brick work. Practice includes 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 and blueprint reading will be emphasized.
Topics of Study:
||Block to the Line|
|Job Site Safety
||Brick to the Line|
|Use of Hand Tools
||Stone Veneer Walls|
Industry Certification Opportunities:
Pennsylvania College of Technology, for Masonry Training.
Pennsylvania Bricklayers Local Union No. 5
Career Opportunities :
Bricklayer, Block Mason, Cement Finisher, Mason Tender, Business Owner, Union Bricklayer.
CO-OP- Opportunities :
Concrete Step Units
Warnowski Stone Co.
Perry Construction Co.
Joe Genovese- Bricklayers Local Union No. 5
Dave Jones- Bricklayers Local Union No. 5
Don Dower- Self-employed Block Mason.
Jason Sheridan- Bricklayer Knowlton Masonry
Josh Hynak- Bricklayer Knowlton Masonry
Dustin Barlow- Bricklayer Knowlton Masonry
Josh Cook- Bricklayer Knowlton Masonry
Dunmore High School, Class of 2002.
Joe was a graduate of the Masonry program here at the CTC. Joe is currently employed with the Bricklayers Local Union No. 5. He also was employed with Pinto Masonry part-time in the summers. Joe stated, "The CTC gave me the fundamentals and the confidence to continue in the Masonry trade."