Students 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 Cement Masonry, as well as earn an Associate Degree in Applied Industrial Technology. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies. A five year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. An apprentice learns to install, repair, maintain and service finished surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids, monitor concrete curing, and use saws to cut expansion joints.
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
- 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:
- Listen, communicate and work with co-workers, supervisor, suppliers and other trades in order to efficiently and timely perform tasks at hand in a team environment according to the Cement Mason Code of Conduct.
- Demonstrate pride of craftsmanship.
- Recognize and comply with OSHA safety standards and contractor’s policies and procedures.
- Read job specifications and blueprints to calculate quantity needs and quantity of various types of materials to ensure materials meet job requirements.
- Identify and properly use the appropriate tools to set up, place and finish materials in a safe and efficient manner.
- Use appropriate construction equipment and tools to move, place and finish materials in a safe and efficient manner.
- Commit to and understand the nature of working in the construction trade, especially planning for seasonal work.
- Maintain a fitness level to be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
- Be certified in OSHA 16.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|ATCM-1300||Fundamentals of Concrete Construction||2|
|ATCM-1310||Applied Technical Communications and Economics||2|
|ATCM-1320||Basic Plan Reading||2|
|ATCM-1330||Concrete Construction Equipment||2|
|ATCM-1340||OSHA Standards for Construction||3|
|ATCM-1400||Concrete/Cement Forming and Finishing||3|
|ATCM-1410||Commercial/Residential Form and Finish||4|
|ATCM-2320||Bluprint Fundamentals - Construction||2|
|ATCM-2500||Fundamentals of Concrete Curing||1|
|ATCM-2510||Fundamentals of Concrete Joints||1|
|ATCM-2520||Basic Cement Patching||2|
|ATCM-2700||Advanced Concrete Finishing||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|