Construction Techniques - Brick and Stone

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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Masonry Safety
MASO1330

Description:

This safety course provides information on safe and unsafe working conditions and practices on a typical masonry jobsite. You will learn the procedures for lifting, platform work, along with inspecting job sites to determine hazards, including recognizing situations that are deemed unsafe in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. You will learn to address unsafe conditions to ensure public and worker safety near a job site, in addition to selecting and safely using 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.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Masonry Theory 1
MASO1340

Description:

In this course you 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 work area according to industry specifications, the procedures for building foundation walls, and the preparation of masonry surfaces in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Masonry Practice 1
MASO1350

Description:

In this course you will learn how to handle tools, equipment, material and supplies, and will install masonry materials such as brick and concrete block. You will also be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects, estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards, and acclimatize a worksite to suit various weather conditions. You will be able to demonstrate the use and maintenance of basic hand tools, power tools and measurement and layout tools according to accepted trade practices. Additionally, you will be able to prepare and apply mortar using best practice within the brick and stone trade, and will demonstrate the ability to work with mason’s tools when laying brick and block.

  • Hours: 168
  • Credits: 8
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Mathematics for the Trades
MATH1230

Description:

In this course you will be required to solve basic trade related math problems including the use of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, integers, formula manipulations, ratio and proportion, metric measurement, geometry (2D & 3D). The course is designed to develop your proficiency and problem solving skills as you plan, prepare and build masonry walls.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Entrepreneurship
ENTR1080

Description:

In this course you will learn about business ownership including how business operates, forms of business and the role of government in small business. Case studies will explore ethics and established business practices. You will also have the opportunity to create your own business plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Masonry Theory 2
MASO1360

Description:

In this course you will learn about each of the sectors of masonry: restoration, refractory, residential and ICI. You will employ techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Masonry Practice 2
MASO1370

Description:

This onsite field placement provides a consolidated experience in applying skills learned. Students are assigned to an animal facility and must be available to accommodate the requirements of the placement facility for work hours and needs, which may include early morning, late evenings, weekend and holiday work.

  • Hours: 196
  • Credits: 8
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction field.
  2. Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices.
  3. Perform all construction tasks in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and ethical practices in the construction field.
  4. Work in accordance with established sustainability practices.
  5. Collaborate with a range of tradespeople and project stakeholders to maintain effective working relationships.
  6. Communicate technical information to a variety of clients, supervisors, and tradespersons to participate in the successful completion of construction projects.
  7. Identify and use industry-specific technologies to support construction projects.
  8. Solve on-site trade-related construction problems using mathematical equations and geometric concepts.
  9. Select, maintain and safely operate hand and power tools and equipment used in the construction trades.
  10. Assist in the preparation of project estimates.
  11. Assist skilled tradespersons and perform laboring tasks at construction sites.
  12. Build various masonry structures to a high standard and in a timely fashion using a variety of materials.
  13. Identify the differences in masonry applications including heritage work, refractory work and dry stone.
  14. Employ various stone cutting and dressing techniques.