Masonry (MAS) is 60 semester hour program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory.  Requirements for the certificate of completion include four academic courses totaling 12 semester hours and all required career technical courses.  Students can also earn stackable short term certificates and industry certifications. The program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the masonry field.


  • Certificate
    • Masonry

  • Short Term Certificate
    • Brick/Block Masonry
    • Cement Masonry
    • Specialized Masonry
    • Stone Masonry

Industry Certification
National Career Readiness Credential
NCCER Masonry Level 1
OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health

Estimated Program Length

Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 semester 12
Certificate of Completion 4 semesters 60

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
MAS111 Masonry Fundamentals 3
MAS121 Brick/Block Masonry Fundamentals 3
MAS131 Brick/Block Masonry Fund. II 3
MAS151 Brick/Block Masonry Fund. III 3
MAS161 Block Masonry Lab 3
MAS162 Brick Masonry Lab 3
MAS171 Residential/Commercial Masonry 3
MAS181 Special Topics in Masonry 3
MAS211 Stone Masonry 3
MAS231 Basic Cement Masonry 3
MAS251 Stone Masonry Lab 3
MAS252 Fireplace Construction 3
MAS253 Brick Arches Lab 3
MAS261 Specialized Masonry 3
MAS271 Basic Cement Masonry Lab 3
MAS272 Advanced Cement Masonry 3

Required Academic Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
DPT100 Introductory Computer Skills I 3
ENG100 Vocational Technical English 3
MAH101 Introductory Mathematics I 3
SPC103 Oral Communication Skills 3

Elective Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
MAS221 Specialized Masonry 3
MAS282 Special Topics in Masonry 3

Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.


Program Contact

Mr. David Milledge, Instructor
Draper Instructional Service Center

Occupational Data*

Masonry workers use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, natural and manmade stones to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry structures. The work is physically demanding; masons lift heavy materials and often stand, kneel, and bend for long periods. According to the bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for masonry workers was $42,900 in May 2017. Employment is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will result in the construction of more schools, hospitals, homes, and other buildings requiring the work of skilled masons.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook