Masonry

AOS Degree – Code #0401

George Richardson, Program Coordinator

Email address: richargh@alfredstate.edu

The building construction program provides basic instruction in masonry. Each year there are students desiring additional instruction in masonry and employers seeking graduates with additional masonry skills. This program provides instruction in an extensive masonry program in the second, or senior, year. All masonry students must previously complete the common building construction freshman year program in good standing. Each student may specify in his/her initial application the desire for masonry or may have the option of choosing masonry after completing the freshman year.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Estimate, layout, and build various masonry and concrete flatwork systems and explain how to supervise people.

Properly choose and implement personal and jobsite safety and access equipment.

Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.

Communicate construction details and estimates with written documents and scale shop drawings with written documents and scale shop drawings.

Layout, prepare, and install various concrete flatwork, block work, stone work, and brick work.

Use the computer to access trade-related specifications.

Perform computer-based research and communication.

Demonstrate effective oral communication.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State masonry graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Brick or stone salesman

Kiln mason

Construction foreman

Estimator

Salesperson

Private or commercial remodeler

Maintenance supervisor

Construction superintendent

Concrete foreman

Expediter

Contractor

Mason

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 78 percent are employed; 22 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Air Conditioning & Heating Technology

Building Trades: Building Construction

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the masonry program must be able to meet the following physical requirements:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder height.

Must be able to perform safely in the laboratory.

Must be able to communicate orally with a person 20 feet away.

Must be able to climb a ladder and/or able to climb, un-aided, onto and off of equipment using three points of contact.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Must be able to visually read from a blueprint or drawing.

Must be able to hear a backup warning alarm.

Masonry- AOS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

BLCT

1132

Estimating I

2

BLCT

1142

Masonry I

2

BLCT

1124

Construction Essentials I

3

BLCT

1024

Construction Essentials II

4

BLCT

1034

Work Place Envir. & Safety

4

BLCT

1022

Wood Fabrication Tech. I

2

18

Second

BLCT

2132

Estimating II

2

BLCT

2142

Masonry II

2

BLCT

2044

Construction Essentials III

4

BLCT

2054

Construction Essentials IV

4

BLCT

2064

Structural Components

4

BLCT

2032

Wood Fabrication Technology II

2

18

Third

BLCT

3159

Masonry III

9

BLCT

3169

Masonry IV

9

18

Fourth

BLCT

4176

Masonry V

6

BLCT

4186

Masonry VI

6

BLCT

4043

Masonry Sketching & Detailing

3

BLCT

4053

Blueprint Reading for Masonry

3

18

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.