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AOS Degree ā€“ Code #0401

Stephen Richard, Program Coordinator
Email address: richarsb@alfredstate.edu

Each year, more and more students and employers have asked for additional instruction and skills-based training in masonry beyond what is provided by the building construction program. Our masonry program was designed with these desires in mind. It will provide you with extensive instruction after completing the common first-year building construction curricula.

Program 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.
  • Lay out, 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.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program

Alfred State masonry graduates may enter directly into the construction supervision BTech or technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the baccalaureate program in two additional years; others may complete the BBA program in two-and-one-half years.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Brick or stone salesman
  • Kiln mason
  • Construction foreman
  • Estimator
  • Salesperson
  • Private or commercial remodeler
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Construction superintendent
  • Concrete foreman
  • Expediter
  • Contractor
  • Mason

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent ā€“ 71 percent are employed; 29 percent continued their education.

Related Programs

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, unaided, onto and off 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. 

Masonry - AOS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

BLCT 1202 Portable Tools & Fastening Sys 2
BLCT 4212 Construction Safety 2
BLCT 1212 Foundation Systems & Layout 2
BLCT 1222 Construction Math 2
BLCT 1232 Framing I 2
BLCT 1242 Framing II 2
BLCT 1206 Building Construction Lab I 6

Second

BLCT 2202 Insulation and Drywall 2
BLCT 2212 Exterior Building Envelope 2
BLCT 2232 Siding and Cornices 2
BLCT 2242 Wood Products & Fabrication 2
BLCT 2252 Intro to Print Reading & Estim 2
BLCT 2262 Masonry 2
BLCT 2206 Building Contruction Lab II 6

Third

BLCT 3702 Residential Foundations 2
BLCT 3712 Building Stone 2
BLCT 3722 Fireplace & Hearth Oven Design 2
BLCT 3732 Masonry Restoration 2
BLCT 3742 Sustainability w/Masonry Const 2
BLCT 3752 All Weather Masonry 2
BLCT 3706 Masonry Construction Lab III 6

Fourth

BLCT 4502 ACI Concrete Testing 2
BLCT 4512 Masonry Stairs & Ramps 2
BLCT 4522 Hardscaping with Masonry 2
BLCT 4532 Print Reading for Masonry 2
BLCT 4542 Masonry Sketching & Detailing 2
BLCT 4552 Business Planning Masonry/Conc 2
BLCT 4506 Masonry Construction Lab IV 6

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 ā€œCā€ average.