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Brick and Stone Mason (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0843
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 720-hour program, which consists of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-hour level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of masonry, brick and stone work as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience. See Apprenticeship - General Information.

Program Information

Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Waterloo
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.

Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson

Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.

On-the-Job Experience

Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.

In-School Training

Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.

Tuition & Fees

Fees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
Books and parking fees are additional.
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.

Graduate Opportunities

Brick and stone masons are employed in all areas of the construction industry - residential, commercial, industrial and institutional - working with all types of masonry material.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

Course Details (0843)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
MASO1400 Brick and Stone Theory I

Description: Students will gain a knowledge of the masonry trade and address the various masonry applications in relation to a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, material and supplies encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, procedures for building foundation walls, trade practices, and how to prepare masonry surfaces, all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade. Students will also learn techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.
Hours: 80
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MASO1415 Brick and Stone Practice I

Description: In the practice component of brick and stone students will have opportunity to practice the concepts and theories studied. Students will learn how to handle the tools, equipment, material and supplies including power and hand tools and will have opportunity to install masonry materials such as masonry veneer, and masonry accessories. Students will be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects, and demonstrate the ability to estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards. A requirement will be to use math and problem solving skills as they plan, prepare and build masonry projects. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
Hours: 136
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MASO1420 Safety for Brick and Stone I

Description: Students will gain an overview of safety in masonry and address the various hazards present on construction sites. Masonry safety equipment, practices and regulations encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle scaffolding according to industry specifications, required PPE, and how to set and use suspended access equipment, all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
MASO2200 Brick and Stone Theory II

Description: Students will gain an knowledge of the masonry trade and address the various masonry applications in relation to a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, material and supplies encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, procedures for building foundation walls, trade practices, and how to prepare masonry surfaces, all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade. Students will also learn techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.
Hours: 80
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MASO2215 Brick and Stone Practice II

Description: In the practice component of brick and stone students will have opportunity to practice the concepts and theories studied. Students will learn how to handle the tools, equipment, material and supplies including power and hand tools and will have opportunity to install masonry materials such as masonry veneer, and masonry accessories. Students will be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects, and demonstrate the ability to estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards. A requirement will be to use math and problem solving skills as they plan, prepare and build masonry projects. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
Hours: 136
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MASO2220 Safety for Brick and Stone II

Description: Students will gain an overview of safety in masonry and address the various hazards present on construction sites. Masonry safety equipment, practices and regulations encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle scaffolding according to industry specifications, required PPE, and how to set and use suspended access equipment , all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
MASO3200 Brick and Stone Theory III

Description: Students will gain an knowledge of the masonry trade and address the various masonry applications in relation to a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, material and supplies encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, procedures for building foundation walls, trade practices, and how to prepare masonry surfaces, all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade. Students will also learn techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.
Hours: 80
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MASO3215 Brick and Stone Practice III

Description: In the practice component of brick and stone students will have opportunity to practice the concepts and theories studied. Students will learn how to handle the tools, equipment, material and supplies including power and hand tools and will have opportunity to install masonry materials such as masonry veneer, and masonry accessories. Students will be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects, and demonstrate the ability to estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards. A requirement will be to use math and problem solving skills as they plan, prepare and build masonry projects. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
Hours: 136
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MASO3220 Safety for Brick and Stone III

Description: Students will gain an overview of safety in masonry and address the various hazards present on construction sites. Masonry safety equipment, practices and regulations encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle scaffolding according to industry specifications, required PPE, and how to set and use suspended access equipment , all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Objectives

Program Handbook

Handbook

Apprenticeship Registration

Apprenticeship registration occurs after an employer is found. To register as an apprentice you or your employer may call the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email to Kitchener.apprenticeship@ontario.ca to request registration and have an agreement prepared. Once you have registered as an apprentice and have received your offer of classroom training, you will be required to confirm your seat with Conestoga College and pay the appropriate classroom fee. Apprentices are enrolled to class on a first-come, first-served basis. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades www.collegeoftrades.ca. Information about apprenticeship registration can also be found on the Ministry website at www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training. Another helpful website is www.apprenticesearch.com.
For more information on apprenticeship, call the Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656 or the local Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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