SLCC General Catalog

Cement Mason JATC Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Cement Mason JATC Technology Curriculum is industry specific and is offered on as an as-needed basis. Please consult the semester class schedule for the courses being offered or contact the Apprenticeship Office for class availability.

Cement Masons build walls, arches, columns, floors and other structures using concrete. The work is typically outdoors and must meet rigid specifications. To sit for the journeyman exam, an apprentice must complete 432 minimum hours of related instruction and three years and 6,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT). It is strongly encouraged that students be registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, which is optional at the discretion of the employer. This curriculum has been articulated statewide.

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.

Program Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enter this program other than approval by the JATC.

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 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

CMA 1110

Cement Mason 1A

5

F

APPR 1470 or appropriate
Accuplacer score

CMA 1120

Cement Mason IB

5

Sp

CMA 1110 w/C grade or better

CMA 1210

Cement Mason IIA

5

F

CMA 1120 w/C grade or better

CMA 1210

Cement Mason IIB

5

Sp

CMA 1210 w/C grade or better

CMA 2310

Cement Mason IIIA

5

F

CMA 1220 w/C grade or better

CMA 2320

Cement Mason IIIB

5

Sp

CMA 2310 w/C grade or better
Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

APPR 1470 (QS) *

5

CMA 1110

5

CMA 1120 

5

Total

0-5

Total

5

Total 

5

* If CPT score not adequate, students should complete the following course to begin the program in the fall; The course is required for an AAS degree.
2nd Year Schedule
Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 1010 3 CMA 1210 5 CMA 1220   5
CM 3
ID 3-4

Total

9-10

Total

5

Total 

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BS

3-4

CMA 2310

5 CMA 2320 5

HR

2-3

 

HU

3

 

 

Total

8-10

Total

5

Total

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester

FA

3-4

PS

3

SS

3

Total

9-10

 


Advising Notes

The classes listed are sequential and are to be taken in order. All major CMA course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship curriculum.  The courses are only offered once each year with odd number courses in the fall semester and even number courses in the spring semester. The math prerequisite does not fulfill any of the apprenticeship hours required. A student must pass each course with a C or higher 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.

Apprentices earn a certificate of achievement upon successful completion of all major CMA course requirements.

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.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Cement Mason JATC 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.
  • Provide the required related instruction to prepare students for journeyman level work in the electrical industry and prepare students to sit for the state Journeyman Electrician license

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Provide the necessary training for students to continue employment having the necessary workplace skills to attain success.

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.