• 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 No. 1 in US, colleges with masonry

2022 US News & 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

Median salary is $49,490. Skilled masons are in high demand and employment opportunities are available in the unions, and landscaping and construction companies. About 24,800 openings for masonry workers are projected each year, on average, over the next decade. These openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022
Daniel Helveston, Building Trades Department Chair
Pioneer Quotes

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"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

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