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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 technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the BBA 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€“ 100 percent are employed.

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 1132 Estimating I 2
BLCT 1142 Masonry I 2
BLCT 1124 Construction Essentials I 4
BLCT 1024 Construction Essentials II 4
BLCT 1034 Workplace Environment & Safety 4
BLCT 1022 Wood Fabrication Technology I 2
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Second

BLCT 2132 Estimating II 2
BLCT 2142 Masonry II 2
BLCT 2044 Construction Essentials III 4
BLCT 2054 Construction Essentials IV 4
BLCT 2064 Structural Components 4
BLCT 2032 Wood Fabrication Technology II 2
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Third

BLCT 3159 Masonry III 9
BLCT 3169 Masonry IV 9
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Fourth

BLCT 4176 Masonry V 6
BLCT 4186 Masonry VI 6
BLCT 4043 Masonry Sketching & Detailing 3
BLCT 4053 Blueprint Reading for Masonry 3
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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.