Brick and Block Masonry prepares students for employment or advanced training in the brick and block masonry industry. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 8.0 in reading, 8.0 in language, and 9.0 in math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog. This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and offers industry certification.

Job Opportunities: Students in this program are often placed on the job before completing the pro- gram to increase their speed and efficiency in actual construction situations. During the most recent follow-up survey, 71% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs: The approximate cost for this program is approximately $2,100 per semester. The approximate cost for three semesters is $5,200. Most students are ready for entry level employment after one semester but may remain in the program to complete instruction if needed.

Adult Courses and Clock Hours


The occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

BCV0330: Masonry Tender – This course provides competencies essential to the masonry industry including knowledge and skills related to safety practices, the use of hand tools, the selection and mixing of mortars and concrete, and brick and block laying. Content also includes properties, characteristics, and uses of brick and concrete block, bonding, methods of masonry practices, masonry cleaning, scaffolding, communication, and computer use.

Adult – 450 clock hours

BCV0360: Bricklayer Helper – This course provides competencies in construction drawings and specifications and in building layout. The course also provides an in-depth study of foundation building, materials and cost estimations, and power equipment operations. Adult – 300 clock hours

BCV0362 / BCV0363: Brick Mason (2 courses) – Students in this course will perform production skills and demonstrate proficiency in laying brick and block. Out-of-school work experiences are strongly encouraged to increase productivity. Adult – 900 clock hours