SLCC General Catalog

Brick Mason Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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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 0990 by scoring a minimum of 75 on the arithmetic portion and 40-53 on the algebra portion of the mathematics 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.

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.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

APPR 1470 Math for the Trades (QS) 5 A  
         

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course      

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course      

Distribution Areas: (18 Credits)

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

Course

 

Credits

   
Biological Science (BS) 3-4    
Fine Arts (FA) 3-4    
Humanities (HU) 3    
Interdisciplinary (ID) 3    
Physical Science (PS) 3    
Social Science (SS) 3    
Required Courses: (30 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BLA 1110 Brick Layer IA 5 F APPR 1470 w/C or better or MATH 0990 placement
BLA 1120 Brick Layer IB 5 Sp BLA 1110 w/C or better
BLA 1210 Brick Layer IIA 5 F BLA 1120 w/C or better
BLA 1220 Brick Layer IIB 5 Sp BLA 1210 w/C or better
BLA 2310 Brick Layer IIIA 5 F BLA 1220 w/C or better
BLA 2320 Brick Layer IIIB 5 Sp BLA 2310 w/C or better

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

1st Summer Semester

Credits

1st Fall Semester

Credits

1st Spring Semester

Credits

APPR 1470 (QS)* 5 BLA 1110 5 BLA 1120 5
* (If CPT score not adequate, students should complete the listed course to begin the program in the fall; The course is required for an AAS degree)

Total 

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

2nd Summer Semester

 

2nd Fall Semester

 

2nd Spring Semester

 
ENGL 1010 3 BLA 1210 5 BLA 1220 5
CM 3        
ID 3-4        

Total

9-10

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Summer Semester

 

3rd Fall Semester

 

3rd Spring Semester

 

BS 3-4 BLA 2310 5 BLA 2320 5
HR 2-3        
HU 3        

Total

8-10

Total

5

Total

5

4th 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 at 801-957-4550.

*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

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
Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

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.