Architecture & Construction – WVEIS#AR1910
Masons Built the Pyramids, Stonehenge, and The Great Wall.
What a mason builds lasts forever. It is an ancient trade that requires physical strength, stamina, and lots of skill. If you like making things with your hands and working outdoors, this is a rewarding career that pays very well.
Masons are some of the highest paid workers in the construction industry, and we need more. The demand for masons is projected to grow by 34% by the year 2022. Skilled masons can work anywhere in the world. This gives you the freedom to pick the job you want, and the job security to keep it as long as you want.
Students in this class gain practical experience working on several projects, including jobs for the school and the community. You will build things that will still be in use when your grandchildren are in high school.
Students interested in pursuing careers in the construction field, like Architecture or Construction Management, will find the hands-on experience of the Masonry program very helpful.
What You Will Do in the Class
Lay brick, block, and stone, finish concrete, and set tile on live projects as well as practice projects.
Skills You Will Learn
Job preparation and layout, laying masonry units to a line, building masonry leads, mixing mortar, cutting brick and block, estimating.
Tools You Will Use
Trowel, wheelbarrow, cement mixer, mallet, chisels, hammer drill, shovel, tape measure, plumb line, wet saw.
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Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Our Happy Students
I like working with my hands and building things. I also like spending at least 80% of the time in the shop it’s much better than sitting in a classroom all day.
Applications for our high school programs are only open for a short term, usually from September through December. Please talk to your guidance counselor about the possibility of applying if the application period has already closed.