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Program Description

Masonry Trades students learn the basics of working with brick, block, stone and concrete as well as other materials such as marble, glazed tile and structural tile. They are taught to use hand tools and bonding materials as they learn to construct walls, partitions, fireplaces, and chimneys.

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits 

English

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Science

1 Credit

Elective

1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits

English

1 Credit

Civics/Government

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Elective

.5 or 1 Credit


Electives are subject to availability and schedule.  Not all electives are available every semester.  Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertebrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music, Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Applied Algebra.


 

Course descriptions are available online.

Industry Certifications

College Credit

Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio's College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field.  A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities.  The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for  labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information. 


Teacher Information

Mr. David Rudisill

Dept: High School
Job Title: Masonry Trades (MT) Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 x22375
Fax: (440) 774-6421
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Bobcat Training
  • Cost Estimating
  • Hand Tools and Power Equipment
  • Joint and Finish Work
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) 10 Hour Certifications

Career Pathways

  • Block Mason
  • Brick Mason
  • Cement Finisher
  • Stone Mason
  • Tender
  • Tile Setter

With Additional Training

  • Building Superintendent
  • Building Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
  • Estimator
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