Course Expectations

Masonry I

Course Number: 7711
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course introduces the nature of masonry technology, materials and supplies, and employability skills. Topics include safety, layout, tools, leveling, plumbing, use of straight-edge, and jointing brick and block in wall construction. Reading, mathematics, problem solving, and principles of technology are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
Masonry II
 
Course Number: 7712
Prerequisite: Masonry I
Description:
This course provides a continuation of masonry skills, estimating, blueprint reading, and building codes. Topics include constructing walls, corners, sills, and similar structures using a variety of bonds and materials. Skills in safety, leadership, reading, mathematics, problem solving, and career development are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are cooperative education and apprenticeship. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. Geometry is a recommended prerequisite.
 
Masonry III

Course Number: 7713
Prerequisite: Masonry II
Description:
This course provides advanced masonry skills, leadership development, and the preparation of technical presentations. Topics include constructing composite walls, steps, arches, lattice walls, sidewalks, brick and concrete pavers, window sills, chimneys, and fireplaces. Skills in safety, mathematics, reading, problem solving, and employability skills are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are cooperative education and apprenticeship. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.

 


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