Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Brick Mason: CA

Certificate of Achievement | 480 clock hours

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

Program Faculty
Ralph Tasker

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
Employment of masonry workers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will result in the construction of more schools, hospitals, homes, and other buildings. Workers with a good job history and with experience in masonry and construction should have the best job opportunities.

Transfer/Articulation Information
An equivalence agreement will be applied for once the program has been approved. This will allow a student to pursue an AAS in Apprenticeship Brick Mason Technology. Currently, UVU and SLCC have an articulation agreement to allow transfer of an AAS degree into their Technology Management BS degree. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books would be approximately $200-$300 for the program.

Estimated Time to Completion
Students will attend one 40 hour week per month for 4 months each year.  This is usually in late winter/early spring when the brick mason industry is at their least busy time of the year.  (Start date of January/February)

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

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, 6

Be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

Classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class with proficiency to move onto the next level class. Each course will be offered based on student enrollment.

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 Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached in Academic and Career Advising.