You will learn a craft that dates back thousands of years but remains in high demand today. Career opportunities are great for students in this skilled trade.

Masonry is a two-year construction trades program which emphasizes brick and cement block laying with related trowel and preparation skills. Tile work is also covered.

Take a 360º Tour of Masonry

Skills Learned

  • Set-up & Site Preparation 
  • Brick & Block Laying 
  • Blueprint Reading  
  • Brick & Block Cutting 
  • Construction Safety & OSHA Laws 
  • Mortar Preparation 
  • Material Cost Estimating 
  • Project Design Work  
  • Concrete Finishing
  • Tile Setting
  • Community Construction Projects
  • Heavy Equipment Training

College Credits

Columbus State College and Cuyahoga Community College


  • NCCER Core 
  • NCCER Level 1
  • OSHA 10

Program Highlights

  • Build scale models and community projects ranging from residential homes to commercial buildings utilizing block, brick and brick veneer, tile and concrete 
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications using math and critical thinking to construct masonry structures 
  • Develop skills, confidence, work ethic and stamina to work in a wide-range of environments and conditions

Career Focus

Prepared for further education, apprenticeships and immediate employment.


  • Masonry Apprentice
  • Brick/Block Layer for Contractors
  • General Contractor Worker
  • Brick/Block Laborer
  • Restoration Work
  • Tile Setter
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Self-Employment
  • Heavy Equipment Operator

Pioneer Career and Technology Center
27 Ryan Road
Shelby, Ohio, 44875

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