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High School

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

Masonry Trades students learn the basics of working with brick, block, stone and concrete as well as other materials such as marble, glazed tile and structural tile. They are taught to use hand tools and bonding materials as they learn to construct walls, partitions, fireplaces, and chimneys.

Teacher Information

David Rudisill
High School

Masonry Trades Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22375

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 schedule.  Not all electives are available every semester.  Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertebrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music, Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Applied Algebra.


LCJVS students working on the JVS sign
LCJVS students working on a brick wall
LCJVS student laying brick
LCJVS Masonry Trades student using a table saw.

Career Pathways

  • Block Mason
  • Brick Mason
  • Cement Finisher
  • Stone Mason
  • Tender
  • Tile Setter

With Additional Training:

  • Building Superintendent
  • Building Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
  • Estimator

Competency Profile

Click here to view the Competency Profile

Industry Certifications

Bricklayers and Allied CraftWorkers
National Center for Construction Education Research

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.

Skills USA and NTHS

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.