ATBL-1300 Basic Bricklaying Trade Skills

2 Credits

Basic study of bricklaying trade skills involving positioning, laying up, mixing and applying mortar and joint formation.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to any Applied Industrial Technology program.

ATBL-1310 Bricklaying, Materials, Tools and Equipment

2 Credits

Study of materials, tools and equipment used in brick and block construction.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

ATBL-1320 Basic Construction Drawings

1 Credit

Study of construction drawings to determine specifications, layout of pattern bonds, measurements related to laying out, laying up, dimensioning, estimating and planning.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1310 Bricklaying Materials, Tools and Equipment or concurrent enrollment, or departmental approval.

ATBL-1330 Wall Construction I

2 Credits

Study of wall construction, grouting, layout, laying up, pattern bond pointing, parqing, and caulking. Use of reinforced masonry also studied.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1300 Basic Bricklaying Trade Skills or concurrent enrollment, or departmental approval.

ATBL-1340 Arch Construction I

2 Credits

Beginning study of construction of arches. Topics include types of arches, parts and dimension of arches, and laying out centers for arches. Focuses on constructing segmental and jack arches.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1300 Basic Bricklaying Trade Skills or concurrent enrollment, or departmental approval.

ATBL-1350 Introduction to Refractory

2 Credits

Introductory course covering the history of refractory/refinery masonry oven, kiln and furnace construction, and the specialized equipment and materials used. Included are safety regulations and practices to be adhered to as outlined by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to any Applied Industrial Technology program.

ATBL-1370 Construction Trades Safety

1 Credit

Study of safe practices on job, basic first aid, and OSHA requirements for construction trades.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to any Applied Industrial Technology program.

ATBL-1530 Wall Construction II

2 Credits

Advanced study of wall construction to include cavity, retaining, cantilever, gravity retaining, intersecting, and garden and foundation/basement walls.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1330 Wall Construction I or concurrent enrollment, or departmental approval.

ATBL-1540 Arch Construction II

2 Credits

Study of basic plans to identify information included in a set of written specifications pertaining to concrete and to estimate amount of materials needed for project.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1340 Arch Construction I or concurrent enrollment, or departmental approval.

ATBL-1803 Special Topics: Tuck Pointing

1 Credit

Course covers tuckpointing, joint types, mortar selection and mixing, and causes of mortar joint deterioration. Included will be brickwork preparation, joint assessment, application and finishing and accordance with industry standards and safety precautions.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Bricklayer's apprenticeship program.

ATBL-1808 Special Topics in Blueprint Reading for Bricklayers

2 Credits

Course covers the interpretation of construction documents used to identify the respective blueprint reading language, types of footings and foundations and the various concrete masonry units (CMU’s). In addition, masonry information contained within the divisions and subdivisions of job specifications is identified and applied.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Bricklayer's apprenticeship program.

ATBL-1809 Special Topics in Grouting and Reinforcement

2 Credits

Course covers the fundamentals of structural masonry and grouting, including integration of structural masonry and building load path and load transfer. Grout placement requirements including low and high grout lifting procedures and inspection and clean out provisions and keyway function will also be covered and discussed.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Bricklayer's apprenticeship program.

ATBL-1950 Construction Trades Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Limited to students in the Apprenticeship Program of the Construction Trades Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees. Employment in an approved training facility. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester and repeat to a cumulative maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: Field Experience: 12-36 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Formal acceptance into the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Apprenticeship Program; and ATBL-1300 Basic Bricklaying Trade Skills, and ATBL-1310 Bricklaying Materials, Tools and Equipment, and departmental approval.

ATBL-2110 Concrete for Bricklaying

1 Credit

Basic course introducing the bricklayer to the fundamentals of working with concrete. Course includes site preparation, basic forming methods, and properties of concrete and appliction procedures.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Bricklayer's apprenticeship program.

ATBL-2120 Mortar Types and Identification

2 Credits

A basic course covering mortar properties and uses including, types, strengths and applications. Included are safety concerns and worker safety procedures.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Bricklayer's apprenticeship program.

ATBL-2140 Introduction to Bricklayer Foreman

1 Credit

Introductory course identifying the role and qualifications of the bricklayer foreman position and the related supervisory skills. In addition the information technology required for success will be identified and reviewed.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Bricklayer's apprenticeship program.

ATBL-2510 Advanced Brick-Block Construction

2 Credits

Advanced study of brick-block construction of corners, piers, pilasters and columns.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1530 Wall Construction II, and ATBL-1540 Arch Construction II or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval.

ATBL-2520 Step and Paving Assembly Construction

2 Credits

Advanced study of brick-block construction of corners, piers, pilasters and columns.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1320 Basic Construction Drawins; or departmental approval.

ATBL-2530 Door and Window Construction

2 Credits

Study of masonry steps and paving assembly construction procedure, layout and lay-up.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1320 Basic Construction Drawings, and ATBL-1340 Arch Construction I or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval.

ATBL-2710 Advanced Bricklaying Skills

3 Credits

Study of advanced bricklaying skills for the construction of flashings, lintels, chases, chimneys, vents and control joints.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ATBL-1320 Basic Construction Drawings, and ATBL-2530 Door and Window Construction or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval.