Masonry


  • Instructor: Mr. William Wilson
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x321
    Email: wwilson@wiu.k12.pa.us   



    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Masonry is the use of brick, block and stone to create structural projects. Students Masonry is the use of brick, block and stone to create structural projects. Students learn to construct foundations, brick veneer, fireplaces, arches, and retaining walls. They will get extensive hands on training of the basics of brick and block laying.   Students will get a view of all phases of masonry construction both residentially and commercially. They will learn how to set up supply, layout, construct and finish projects on their own. Students will also learn the basics of layout, estimating and blueprint reading of masonry projects.

     

    An introduction to concrete work and tiling is also available. Here, the students learn the basics of footings, sidewalks, and concrete slabs. Layout and installation of various tile types are also introduced.

     

    Upon completion of required tasks, students are able to earn an Advanced Certificate of Completion by constructing various advanced and more challenging masonry projects. Arches, projections, quoins, rakes, and serpentine projects are examples of the advanced projects introduced. Hard work, quality of work and attention to detail are stressed daily. The goal is to give students a real world masonry experience to better prepare them for a career or a postsecondary masonry education.

     

    **Students enrolled in this program rotate through the four construction  programs.

      

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

    A hard working mentality with a creative mindset suits a mason well. Basic math skills, algebra, geometry and problem solving skills are necessary. Manual dexterity, attention to detail and pride in one's work are also important.

     

     

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • International Masonry Institute
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology·       
    • Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology
    • PA Local #9 Apprenticeship Program

    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC

    • Triangle Tech, Inc. 
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS   
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
     
    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Masonry Hand Tools
    • Building Site Preparation/Layout
    • Scaffold Building/Safety
    • Power Tool Safety
    • Masonry Ties and Fasteners
    • Bricklaying Techniques
    • Block Laying Techniques
    • Mix and Spread Mortar
    • Fireplace and Chimney Construction
    • Arch Construction
    • Estimating

     

    CAREER PATHWAYS
    • Bricklayer
    • Blocklayer
    • Stone Mason
    • Cement finisher
    • Masonry Laborer
    • Tile and Marble Setter
    • Contractors
    • Estimator
    • Ceramic Tile Design
    • Construction
    • Estimator
    • Job Site Supervisor or Foreman
    • Mason Contractor
    • Quality Control Technician
    • Masonry Restoration

     AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS

    • 10 Hr. OSHA Certification (Pending)
    • PA Homebuilders Association
    • PACMA (Pending)