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students working in the field with cement blocks
students wearing hard helmets in hole in ground waiving
cement blocks in hole in the ground
stacked cement blocks
male student standing in front of some stacked bricks
students standing in front of a van
brick that says SkillsUSA masonry championships
students wearing red suit coats at SkillsUSA competition
student building a fireplace
students working on masonry project
students in a graveled area-basement of future house
students smoothing concrete on a sidewalk
students working on basement of a house
students working on masonry project
ASC ranked Top 2 in the US, colleges with masonry programs
2019 US & News and World Report
Program Advantages

Student involvement in project-based learning includes participating in real world construction projects, building foundations, installing masonry veneer, construction of chimneys, fire places, brick ovens and local community projects.

Professional Outlook

Starting salaries range from $20,000 – $39,000* depending on the geographic area and the type of masonry construction. Skilled masons are in high demand and employment opportunities are available in the union, landscaping, and construction.

*Based on the Alfred State 2015 Employment Report
R. Jack Jones, Building Trades Department Chairman
Pioneer Quotes

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Building Trades Department

"I work for Piscataqua Landscaping & Hardscaping in Eliot, Maine, and in my management position I am responsible for 115 customer accounts. The masonry program groomed me to be comfortable in a wide breadth of construction conversations.” -Tessa Boyce, '12

Alfred State Rankings and Awards