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
2021 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 $31,300 – $50,530 depending on the geographic area and the type of masonry construction. 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.

*2019 NYS Department of Labor and Occupational Outlook Handbook
Clinton Gray, 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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