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Chris Crandell

Chris Crandell

Masonry Teacher 

"Be The Best You Can Be"

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  Hands on work and theory will prepare you with entry level skills in the masonry and concrete field. Brick,Block, and Concrete are the main focus with Stone, Tile, and Plastering avenues to explore. Estimating of job materials is also in the Course of Study.


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York County School of Technology – Technical Programs

In preparation for Chapter 339 Review, and to provide accurate information to all stakeholder groups about our programs, please complete this sheet.  Information will be used to create program brochure, and will be kept on file for easy updates.

Program Title (as approved by the JOC)  Masonry & Concrete Technology
CIP Code(s)  46.0101
SOC Code (s) 47-2021  Brick & Block Masons

High Priority Occupation? Yes
Program of Study? Yes
Brief program description (to be used in the brochure and on the website) in paragraph form – 35 to 50 words.The masonry program prepares you for the working world. It will give you an entry level position into masonry and concrete. You will build projects from corners and walls to fireplaces and arches. You will work with brick, block, stone, and glass block. You will also receive a portfolio of all your projects that you build in shop.

Program Course Content (scope and sequence)
As a Level 1 student, I will learn: Job site safety, tools of the trade, how to mix mortar, and lay blocks of various sizes. Introduction to brick will also be started.

As a Level 2 student, I will learn: secrets of the trade, build brick corners, brick walls, piers, and use the masonry saw.

As a Level 3 student, I will learn: to do design walls, patios, foundations, and fireplaces. Vo-cab theory will be covered.

As a Level 4 student, I will learn: to work as a team to build projects. You will do estimating and work with glass block, construct arches, and lay brick sills. You will also learn leadership and employability skills.

Criteria for Admission: Meet school entrance requirements and be able to lift 40 pounds.

Expectations of students in the program: To have a great work ethic and work safely.

Characteristics of successful students: A great work ethic!

Uniform and Supplies: Students in the masonry shop will need to purchase leather work boots, a shop t-shirt, a 25 foot tape measure, and a hard hat. The t-shirt and hard hat must be purchased through the school.

Certifications and skills: Qualifying senior students can start their apprenticeship hours in the union toward theie Journeyman Papers.

School to Career Opportunities such as Cooperative Education, Internships, YCAL programs: Students who perform to a high level will have the opportunity to go out their senior year to work for a mason contractor. High level students can also start their apprenticeship with a union contractor.

Articulation Agreements: Penn. Tech

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

2 year programs: HACC
4 year programs: Penn Tech & Stevens Trade School

Career Opportunities based on Post-secondary options:

Careers with a high school diploma / Mason Tender
Careers with 2 years of post-secondary training / Mason Tender, Apprentice Bricklayer.
Careers with 4 years of post-secondary training / Bricklayer, Estimator, Stone Mason, ect.
Careers with 4 years + of post-secondary training / All of the above plus Own your business.

Other pertinent information such as College in the High School, Co-curricular organizations that tie directly to your curriculum, community service opportunitites/projects.  Students in the masonry program have the opportunity to participate at the York Builders Show where the money collected will go to charity. Masonry students can also participate in Habitat for Humanities home building.

Attachment:
     Course brochure

MASONRY & CONCRETE

TECHNOLOGY

SYLLABUS

Course Description

Students will receive instruction on the basics of laying brick, block, stone, and concrete. Students will work toward being employed in the Masonry Trade. Students with the knowledge, workmanship, and a good work ethic will be able to go to work for a contractor on the co-op program during their senior year.

Expectations

Masonry and Concrete is a competency based self-paced program. Attached you will find a course competency list that includes all the requirements of each area of study. Students are required to show competence in a lower skilled area before being allowed to move on to a higher skilled competency.

Recommended Materials

Students will be given most of their masonry tools to use; however, students are encouraged to buy their own (high quality) tools. A pair of leather work boots (steel toe optional) and a 25 foot tape measure must be purchased by the student. Students must also purchase, through the school, a hard hat that matches all the other masonry students. The school will give the student their first pair of safety glasses.

Dress Disciplinary

Students will be required to follow the attached shop dress code. Shop shirts must be purchased by the student from the school supplier.

Disciplinary action for non-compliance shop dress guidelines are as follows: (failure to comply will also have points deducted from your grade)

1st offense—Student may not work with tools of the trade, including the computer.

   Student will be given masonry book work for the day.

2nd offense—Student may not work with tools of the trade, including the computer.

  Student will be given masonry book work for the day.

  Student will be assigned detention and a call home will

3rd offense—Student may not work with tools of the trade, including the computer.

  Student will be given masonry book work for the day.

An office referral will be written.

A required parent conference will take place before the student returns to his or her career program.

Students are expected to follow the attached shop rules or they will be assigned after school detention and or in-shop suspension

Students will need a three ring notebook to store all their masonry unit hand-outs for course study. All project grade papers will also be kept in the notebook. Projects will be graded on a 100% bar. Students are graded in three major areas evenly across the board:

  1. Projects
  2. Shop Performance
  3. Quiz / Tests

If a student is absent it is the responsibility of the student to make up the work within the marking period. Failure to do so will result in a 0% for the missed work.

Any student that leaves the shop area will need to have the instructor’s permission, along with the proper pass.

All students are required to come to class prepared:* Notebook and a pencil *

All students are expected to act with civility, personal integrity; respect other students' dignity, rights and property; and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their own efforts. An environment of academic integrity is requisite to respect for self and others and a civil community. Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. It is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at York County School of Technology, and all members of the educational community are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Consistent with this expectation, the School's Code of Conduct states that all students should act with personal integrity, respect other students' dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their efforts.


LEVEL I

MARKING PERIOD I (CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & PRACTICES)

  1. Work Ethic
  2. Job Site Safety (Unit 1 )
  3. Ladder Safety (Unit 1 )   ( VIDEOS )
  4. Scaffold Safety ( Unit 1, 28, 29 )
  5. Lifting Safely ( Unit 1 )

MARKING PERIOD II (CONSTRUCTION TRADE AWEARNESS )

  1. Occupational Awareness Handout
  2. Rotation
  3. Block Pyramid, Lead, Walls & Corners
    • 4 inch
    • 6 inch
    • 8 inch
    • 10 inch
    • 12 inch
  4. Masonry Videos
  5. Misc Equipment

MARKING PERIOD III ( INTRODUCTION TO BLOCK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I )

  1. Hand Tool Unit ( Handout ) (Unit 2 ) ( Test )
  2. Measurement (Handout, Game)
  3. Block Projects (Leads, Corners,Walls & Piers)
  4. Block Unit (Handout) (Units 7,8,16,17,18) (Video) (Test)
  5. Brick Positions and Bonds

MARKING PERIOD IV )INTRODUCTION TO BLOCK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I

  1. Block Projects ( Walls )
  2. Mortar Unit (Handouts) (Units 12,13) (Test)
  3. Mudslingers Se’Krits (Handout) (Test)
  4. Cut Block By Hand
  5. Introduction to Brickwork

  MASONRY CURRICULUM
LEVEL II

MARKING PERIOD I (INTRODUCTION TO BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I)

  1. Brick Unit (Handout) (Units 5,6) (Test)
  2. Brick Projects
  3. Power Tools / Saw (Handouts) (Unit 21) (Test)
  4. Vocab Words and Definitions

MARKING PERIOD II (INTRODUCTION TO BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I)

  1. Brick Projects
  2. Mudslingers Se’ Krits (Handout) (Test)
  3. Chimneys (Unit 32)
  4. Vocab Words and Definitions

MARKING PERIOD III (BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I)

  1. Vo-Cab Words (Handouts) (PP)
  2. Development of Mortar
  3. Brick Projects

MARKING PERIOD IV (BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I)

  1. Vo-Cab Words (Handouts) (PP)
  2. Sidewalks and Patios
  3. Brick Projects
  4. Masonry Videos

MASONRY CURRICULUM
LEVEL III
MARKING PERIOD I (BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION II)

  1. Vo-Cab Words (Handouts) (PP)
  2. Brick Estimating (Handouts)
  3. Estimating Mortar for Brickwork
  4. Brick Projects

MARKING PERIOD II (BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION II)

  1. Vo-Cab Words (Handouts) (PP)
  2. Block  Estimating
  3. Brick Projects
  4. Estimating Mortar for Blockwork

MARKING PERIOD III (BRICK & BLOCK MASONRYCONSTRUCTION I)

  1. Vo-Cab Words (Handouts) (PP)
  2. Wall Ties and Anchoring
  3. Brick & Block Projects
  4. Composite Walls, Cavity Walls , Flashing, and Reinforced Walls

MARKING PERIOD IV (BRICK & BLOCK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION I)

  1. Vo-cab Words (Handouts) (PP)
  2. Arches
  3. Brick &Block Composite Wall Projects
  4. Masonry Videos

MASONRY CURRICULUM
LEVEL IV

MARKING PERIOD I (ADVANCED BRICK & BLOCK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION II)

  1. Co-Op Possible
  2. Brick & Block Projects
  3. Assist Level I’s
  4. Open House Project

MARKING PERIOD II (ADVANCED BRICK & BLOCK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION II)

  1. Brick & Block Projects (Glass Block)
  2. Assist Level I’s
  3. Co-Op Possible
  4. Build different types of Arches
  5. Fireplace Theory and Chimney Review

MARKING PERIOD III (Teamwork, Leadership,& Employability Skills)

  1. Co-Op Possible
  2. Group Brick & Block Project
  3. Co-Op Preparation
  4. Blueprints
  5. Nocti Preparation

MARKING PERIOD IV (Teamwork, Leadership,& Employability Skills) 

  1. Co-Op Possible
  2. Group Brick & Block Projects
  3. Total Job Estimates/ Proposals (material and labor)