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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Apprenticeship Brick Mason Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Division of Apprenticeship and Construction Related Technology
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 274
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4066
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.

Program Description
Brick Masons build walls, fireplaces, chimneys, arches, columns and other structures using brick, concrete, cinder block, stone, marble and other materials; the work is typically outdoors. Brick masons work to specific measurements and rigid specifications. The curriculum is developed by the National JATC and approved by the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. This is a three year program requiring 6,000 hours of on-the-job training as well as 432 clock hours of related instruction.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities
Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Brick Mason Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements
All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 0980  by scoring a minimum of 75 on the arithmetic portion of the College Placement Test, or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0920  or MATH 0950  or completing APPR 1470 (Math for the Trades)  with a grade of C or higher before registering for the Brick Mason program.

For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-and-fees

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion
Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft; (2) classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge.
2 - Communicate Effectively.
3 - Develop quantitative literacies.
4 - Think critically and creatively.
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
7 - Develop computer and information literacy.
Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all aspects of brick masonry as well as advanced training as work experience is added. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills. 2, 3, 4, 5

General Education Requirements


Core Skills


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


Distribution Areas (18 Credits)


Choose one course (three credits) from each of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4 cr
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4 cr
Humanities (HU)   3 cr
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3 cr
Physical Science (PS)   3 cr
Social Science (SS)   3 cr

Note:


BLA students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

Sample Schedule*


Summer Semester


Students should complete the following course to begin the program in the Fall:

(If CPT score not adequate; required for AAS degree)

Total: 0-5


Total: 5


Total: 5


Summer Semester*


Total: 9-10


Total: 5


Total: 5


Summer Semester*


  • BS 3-4
  • HR 2-3
  • HU 3

Total: 8-10


Total: 5


Total: 5


Summer Semester*


  • FA 3-4
  • PS 3
  • SS 3

Total: 9-10


Advising Notes


Apprenticeship programs may require a math prerequisite. A grade of C or better is required in all core courses for passing and receiving clock hours. Some programs may have stricter requirements. Students should check their individual programs for more information on prerequisites and entrance requirements. Attendance is mandated by federal law and a student cannot pass a course if out of compliance.

Classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class with a C or higher grade to move onto the next level class. Failure to complete the necessary course work or to register in a timely manner for each class will add one full year to the apprentice’s program.

Each course will be offered based on student enrollment. All Major BLA Course Requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship curriculum.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached in Academic and Career Advising.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete their General Education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note


A Certificate in Brick Mason Technology is also available. For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274, (801) 957-4066.

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