Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Bricklayers, stone masons and tile setters lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies.  Student must attain journey level status before certificate is awarded.

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, 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

  • Participants must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship & 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
ATCM-1330 Concrete Construction Equipment 2
ATBL-1340 Arch Construction I 2
ATBL-2120 Mortar Types and Identification 2
ATBL-xxxx Elective1
ATBL-xxxx Elective1
ATBL-xxxx Elective2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ATBL-2110 Concrete for Bricklaying 1
ATPT-2340 Bluepints II: Advanced Reading and Estimating 2
ATCM-1390 Basic Welding Skills 2
ATBL-2140 Introduction to Bricklayer Foreman 1
ATBL-xxxx Elective1
ATBL-xxxx Elective2
 Credit Hours9
Summer Completion
ATBL-2510 Advanced Brick-Block Construction 2
ATBL-2710 Advanced Bricklaying Skills 3
 Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours30