Students will safely use the hand tools, measuring tools, power tools, and lifting equipment that masons use on the job. Students will lay brick and block, explore the properties of and mix mortar, recognize mathematical concepts, and identify the components of blueprints used in masonry. Students focus on problem-solving and employability skills while performing hands-on, entry-level brick masonry tasks. Students will earn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 card. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Construction Masonry–Block Assessment
- Construction Masonry–Brick Assessment
- Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills Assessment
- Customer Service Examination
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- HBI Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) Assessments
- Masonry Level One Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Professional Communications Certification Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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