COURSE EXPECTATIONSMasonry IThis 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
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.
Prerequisite: Masonry I