MASONRY II Course No. 8513
2 years – 6 credits – Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs and The Academy at Virginia Randolph
State Course Title: Masonry
The first-year masonry student learns to use, care for, and handle safely the tools, machines, equipment, and materials commonly used in the masonry trade. This involves laying brick to the line and construction of corners and walls of buildings. Students may participate in the construction of a house. Students will have the opportunity to earn the 10-hour OSHA certification.
The second year student refines his or her technique of bricklaying in construction of chimneys, steps, and other more complex projects. Throughout the course, neatness, good work habits, and continued observation of safety rules are stressed to prepare the student mentally and physically for a successful career. Students will continue to participate in the construction of a house. Major units of study include: safety; care and use of masonry tools; blueprint reading and layout; mortar mixes; constructing walls and corners; constructing piers and chimneys; ornamental brick and block work; and estimating materials.
Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following area(s):
- NCCER Academic Masonry Level One
- OSHA 10 Card (Class Requirement-Cannot be used as a CTE credential)
- Workplace Readiness
Cost to take the certification test is paid for by Henrico County Public Schools.
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