This course will be offered in the 2021-22 school year pending sufficient student interest in the program.
Students develop the basic skills to use both hand and power tools, as well as machinery and equipment, related to brick and block masonry construction. Students focus on problem-solving and employability skills while performing entry-level brick masonry tasks. In the second semester, students further refine and expand their skills in the use of hand and power tools, as well as machinery and equipment, to construct masonry wall systems typical of the 21st century.
Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.
Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit.
Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.
NCCER Masonry Level 1
*required to continue in the course
Credits for this Program Include:
Masonry I (1 Credit)
Masonry II (2 Credits)
Physical endurance to stand, bend, and
stand for long periods of time
Work with precise standards of accuracy
Good mathematical ability