• MasonryMasonry
     
       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:

    Personal Safety Block to the Line
    Job Site Safety Brick Leads
    Mixing Mortar Brick Corners
    Mixing Concrete Brick to the Line
    Use of Hand Tools Plastering Applications
    Block Leads Stone Veneer Walls
    Block Corners Brick Pavers
     
     
    Industry Certification Opportunities:

    OSHA- 10.

    Post-Secondary Options:

    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
    Knowlton&Sons Masonry
    Warnowski Stone Co.
    Perry Construction Co.

    Successful Alumni:

    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

    Successful Stories:

    Joe Genovese
    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."