Offered only at the Laurel Campus.
The Masonry Technology program at Somerset Community College is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the masonry construction industry.
Residential and commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instructional units in blueprint reading, industrial safety, site lay-out procedures, brick laying, block laying, stone laying, tile laying, and concrete finishing.
Units of instruction are designed to include lecture and practical experience in the lab or on-site projects.
This program also offers an excellent prerequisite for students who plan to pursue a career in areas such as construction management, civil engineering or architectural design. The experience gained through the lab setting gives students a better understanding of how residential and commercial buildings are constructed.
Students in the program get to actively and physically construct masonry walls and projects, both on and off campus. Students also learn to estimate materials, and design and construct fireplaces.
Progress in the Masonry Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical and general education course, and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).
Download Program Overview (pdf)To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.