Masonry (AOS)

Application Code: 
0401
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Program Coordinator: 
George Richardson
Coordinator Email: 
richargh@alfredstate.edu
Description: 

The building construction program provides basic instruction in masonry. Each year there are students desiring additional instruction in masonry and employers seeking graduates with additional masonry skills. This program provides instruction in an extensive masonry program in the second, or senior, year. All masonry students must previously complete the common building construction freshman year program in good standing. Each student may specify in his/her initial application the desire for masonry, or may have the option of choosing masonry after completing the freshman year.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Estimate, layout, and build various masonry and concrete flatwork systems and explain how to supervise people.
  • Properly choose and implement personal and job site safety and access equipment.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Communicate construction details and estimates with written documents and scale shop drawings with written documents and scale shop drawings.
  • Layout, prepare and install various concrete flatwork, block work, stone work, and brick work.
  • Use the computer to access trade related specifications.
  • Perform computer based research and communication.
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Technical Standards: 

Applicants in the masonry program must be able to meet the following physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder height.
  • Must be able to perform safely in the laboratory.
  • Must be able to communicate orally with a person 20 feet away.
  • Must be able to climb a ladder and/or able to climb, un-aided, onto and off of equipment using three points of contact.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to visually read from a blueprint or drawing.
  • Must be able to hear a backup warning alarm.
Features & Facilities: 
  • Focuses on classroom theory and hands-on skill training for entry-level employment in residential and light commercial construction.
  • On-campus labs and equipment for instruction linked to off-campus projects that provide opportunities to experience training in a real-world environment.
Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Brick or Stone Salesman
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Kiln Mason
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Foreman
  • Concrete Foreman
  • Estimator
  • Expediter
  • Salesperson
  • Contractor
  • Private or Commercial Remodeler
  • Mason
Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program: 

Alfred State masonry graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

Typical Semester Layout: 

The building construction program provides basic instruction in masonry. Each year there are students desiring additional instruction in masonry and employers seeking graduates with additional masonry skills. This program provides the student instruction in an extensive masonry program in the second, or senior year. All masonry students must previously complete the common building construction freshman year program in good standing. Each student may specify in his/her initial application the desire for masonry, or may have the option of choosing masonry after completing the freshman year.

First Semestercredits
BLCT1132Estimating I2
BLCT1142Masonry I2
BLCT1021College Life Skills1
BLCT1023Construction EssentialsI3
BLCT1024Construction Essentials II4
BLCT1034Work Place Envir & Safety4
BLCT1022Wood Fabrication Tech 12
   18
Second Semestercredits
BLCT2132Estimating II2
BLCT2142Masonry II2
BLCT2044Construction Essentials III4
BLCT2054Construction Essentials IV4
BLCT2064Structural Components4
BLCT2032Wood Fabrication Tech II2
   18
Third Semestercredits
BLCT3159Masonry III9
BLCT3169Masonry IV9
   18
Fourth Semestercredits
BLCT4176Masonry V6
BLCT4186Masonry VI6
BLCT4043Masonry Sketching & Detailing3
BLCT4053Blueprint Reading for Masonry Systems3
   18
Employment and Transfer Rate: 
100%
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees131417
Responding to Survey10 (77%)9 (64%)9 (53%)
Employed9 (90%)6 (67%)9 (100%)
Employed in Field9 (100%)6 (100%)9 (100%)
Transferred1 (10%)3 (33%)--
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

$20,000 - $29,999 (1)
$30,000 - $39,999 (1)
Prefer not to disclose (7)