MASONRY CERTIFICATE – 32 CREDITS
Graduates of the Masonry Certificate program will be prepared to enter into a career in the Masonry Trades Profession, with the knowledge and skills necessary in the residential construction market today. Students will have the physical capabilities to handle concrete, brick and stone units up to eighty-five pounds. Since masonry involves the proper placement of specified masonry units accurately, a good hand-eye coordination is necessary. The proper use of hand tools is necessary to properly mortar masonry units together. Students will learn to work off residential blueprints to compute materials and costs on the job. No previous masonry knowledge is necessary or implied.
Career Opportunities - The program will fulfill the growing need for professional masons. There are skilled mason shortages in most large cities across the United States. Nearly 100% of homes built today contain some type of masonry construction. Masonry construction is very strong, low maintenance, and serves the needs of our population with roads, buildings, water and drain systems, factories, hospitals, homes, etc. Masonry is a large part of our building systems today. The journeyman mason averages over $22 per hour across the United States while Minnesota averages $30 per hour.