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Masonry Trades

Masonry Trades

Program Highlights
Blueprint Reading | Bobcat Training | Cost Estimating | Hand Tools and Power Equipment | Joint and Finish Work | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) 10 Hour Certifications

Program Description
Learn the basics of working with brick, block, stone, and concrete as well as other materials such as marble, glazed tile, and structural tile. You will be taught to use hand tools and bonding materials as you learn to construct walls, partitions, fireplaces, and chimneys.
Career Pathways
  • Block Mason
  • Brick Mason
  • Cement Finisher
  • Tender
  • Tile Setter
With Additional Training:
  • Building Superintendent
  • Building Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
  • Estimator

Teacher Information

David Rudisill
High School
Masonry Trades Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22375
[email protected]

Industry Credentials

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Elective: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor.

Program Fees
Masonry Trades I
Tool Kits - $334.00
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost- $334.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)

Masonry Trades II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost - N/A

Competency Profile
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College Credits
Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

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Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information

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