Brick and Stone Fundamentals
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2016 / 2017
About the ProgramThis 16-week program provides theory and hands-on training for the brick and stone masonry field and foundational skills in construction carpentry. The program is designed to provide students with safety training where they will learn to safely and properly operate hand and power tools, as well as equipment found on the construction site. Students will have opportunities to use masonry materials and supplies and to practice the selection, preparation and installation of masonry materials. Through academic upgrading outside the program design, students will have an opportunity to strengthen their math and communications skills, if required. Students may have the opportunity to write the Level 1 exemption towards the in-school training of their apprenticeship.
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Program InformationLength: 16-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - August/2016 (Open) - Fall
First-Year Capacity: 18
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Mature students must demonstrate their potential to work at the post-secondary level in one of two ways:
- by successfully completing equivalency testing in English and mathematics; or
- by completing a program of academic upgrading at a level appropriate to the program of choice.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Financial AssistanceThe Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
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Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates can expect to find entry-level employment in the construction industry or a traditional apprenticeship in the brick and masonry trade.
92% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $35,457.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
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Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
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|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|CARP1270||Carpentry Theory and Practice
Description: Students will apply theory in a shop environment through hands on practice and by completing small scale carpentry projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common carpentry hand and power tools and practice safe use of the common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the Carpentry field. In addition, students will identify materials used within the residential sector and learn to read simple drawings and specifications. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
|CDEV1000||Career Development Introduction
Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues.
|COMM1400||Communications for the Trades
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to contractor and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters, memoranda, and informal reports in the trade environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give oral presentations. Students will also learn how to deal with customer service in a construction environment.
Description: This safety course provides information on safe and unsafe working conditions and practices on a typical masonry jobsite. Students will learn the procedures for lifting, platform work, hoisting and proper rigging techniques. Students will also learn to inspect the job site, determine hazards and to use proper tag-out and lock-out procedures, as well as recognize situations that are deemed unsafe in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. They will learn to address unsafe conditions to ensure public and worker safety near a job site. Students will learn how to select and safely use personal protective equipment (PPE) and other protective devices such as elevating scaffolds and ladders, both when working at ground level and at heights. This course combines classroom theory with job site practice.
Description: Students will gain an overview of the masonry trade and masonry applications on a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, materials and supplies will be discussed. Topics will include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, the procedures for building foundation walls and the preparation of masonry surfaces in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade. Students will also learn techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.
Description: Students will learn how to handle tools, equipment, material and supplies and will install masonry materials such as masonry veneer, stone cladding, pavers and masonry accessories. They will also be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects and demonstrate the ability to estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards. Students will gain basic knowledge of masonry construction and how brick and stone masons integrate with the overall industry. Students will acclimatize a worksite to suit various weather conditions. They will demonstrate how to prepare masonry units for installation according to manufacturers' recommendations, contract documents and accepted trade practice and prepare stone for cutting by locating, selecting, measuring and marking stone and cutting it according to accepted trade practice. They will also learn to remove temporary masonry supports according to accepted trade practice. They will be able to demonstrate the use and maintenance of basic hand tools, power tools and measurement and layout tools according to manufacturer's, employer's direction and accepted trade practice. Students will also be able to select, prepare, and apply mortar under supervision according to CSA A179, building codes, manufacturer's instructions, building specifications and accepted work practice. They will demonstrate the ability to work with a trowel laying brick, stone and block and have a fundamental ability to work with various types of tile (terrazzo, ceramic, clay etc.)
|MATH1230||Mathematics for the Trades
Description: This course includes calculator use, whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, integers, formula manipulations, ratio and proportion, metric measurement, geometry (2D & 3D) and basic trigonometry. Students will be required to use basic math and problem solving skills as they plan, prepare and build masonry units.
- Employ basic tools, materials and supplies properly and appropriately, in keeping with safe work practices as specified in the residential and ICI (industrial, commercial and institutional) masonry sectors.
- Solve basic masonry problems through analysis and the application of mathematics and other problem solving tools and processes.
- Communicate with supervisors and co-workers as an effective masonry trades team member.
- Interpret the essential elements of relevant codes, plans and specifications in the construction of projects.
- Work in compliance with the accepted principles and practices of the masonry industry at a fundamental trade level.
- Explain the interrelationships between construction trades and other disciplines including the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering disciplines.
- Identify opportunities in construction trades including apprenticeships, other academic options and employment possibilities.
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