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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Masonry Fundamentals

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This Masonry Fundamentals Certificate introduces the NCCER Plumbing level one and level two fundamentals of masonry trades and practices in residential application to include the fundamentals of basic masonry materials, equipment and tools, mathematical concepts used to calculate masonry units, specifications, codes, mortar, installation techniques, safety, and the career of masonry. Additional focus on residential plans and drawing interpretation, residential masonry, reinforced masonry, masonry openings and metal work, advanced laying techniques, effects of climate on masonry, and construction inspection and quality control.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Masonry Fundamentals certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Interpret construction documents using industry standards in the masonry trades
  • Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in masonry applications
  • Explain the fundamentals of the masonry trade (e.g., materials and equipment, site safety, hand and power tools of the trade, measurement and calculations, effects of climate on masonry, various applications, and installation)
  • Estimate the materials and labor for a residential masonry project
  • Explain and perform masonry installation techniques required for certification in NCCER Masonry Level I (e.g., safety procedures, proper mortar, laying techniques, control joints cutting of material) and Level II (e.g., masonry openings and metal work)

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