Student must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn a journey-level status in Bricklaying Allied Crafts, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Bricklaying & Allied Crafts. A three year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required of a skilled craftsman. Bricklaying is the art and craft of building and fabricating in stone and brick. Bricklayers work in a variety of construction settings, building chimneys, partitions, and walls, working with stone, cinder and gypsum block, and brick. The work requires physical stamina, a solid mathematical sense, and an artistic eye.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED

Other Information

  • Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Listen, ask questions, and follow directions as a member of the crew in order to meet the task at hand.
  2. Exhibit pride of craftsmanship, plan/manage personal and professional life, and take opportunities to upgrade skills.
  3. Use appropriate personal protective equipment and fall protection to ensure a safe work environment in accordance with the OSHA standards.
  4. Apply knowledge of measurements, blueprint reading, materials, techniques, and tools to construct a structure in accordance with the architect and engineer’s specifications and design.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATBL-1300 Basic Bricklaying Trade Skills 2
ATBL-1310 Bricklaying, Materials, Tools and Equipment 2
ATBL-1320 Basic Construction Drawings 1
ATBL-1370 Construction Trades Safety 1
ATBL-xxxx Elective1
ATBL-xxxx Elective2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Construction Print Reading  
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ATBL-1330 Wall Construction I 2
ATBL-1340 Arch Construction I 2
ATBL-2120 Mortar Types and Identification 2
ATBL-xxxx Elective1
ATBL-xxxx Elective2
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher3
Communication requirement 1 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-xxxx
CNST Elective 
Construction Scheduling  
 Credit Hours18-19
Third Semester
ATBL-2110 Concrete for Bricklaying 1
ATPT-2340 Bluepints II: Advanced Reading and Estimating 2
ATBL-xxxx Elective2
ATBL-xxxx Elective2
Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
Construction Management Systems  
CNST-xxxx
CNST Elective 
Personal Finance  
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
AIT-2990 Contracting in a Diverse World 3
ATCM-1390 Basic Welding Skills 2
ATBL-2140 Introduction to Bricklayer Foreman 1
Arts & Humanities requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis  
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours61-62

Construction management Electives

Recommended electives for Construction Management

CNST-1281Construction Engineering Orientation3
CNST-1510Green Building & Sustainability I3
CNST-1731Construction Print Reading3
CNST-2130Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment3
CNST-2631Construction Management Systems3
CNST-2990Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis3

Business Management Electives

Recommended electives for Business Management

BADM-1020Introduction to Business3
BADM-1121Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior4
BADM-1300Small Business Management4
BADM-2150Business Law4
BADM-2450New Business Development5
BADM-2470Marketing Techniques for Small Business Management3