Masonry Diploma Program

Masonry Diploma Program

03/2020: All programs have been converted to online.  Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Stautzenberger College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor Mike DeWine’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling.  Use your time wisely and enroll today.  Start with our new online lectures, then complete the hands-on training when in-school classes resume.

HS diploma not required to enter the program.

What is Masonry?

Did you know that masonry is one of the oldest forms of construction known to humans? For thousands of years, masonry has been used as part of the construction of just about every structure you see. The term masonry generally refers to any construction that bonds brick, tile, stone or concrete-block with mortar. This form of construction has had long-lasting value due to the relatively low costs of individual mortar units (such as brick) and it’s structural strength.

Professionals trained in the process of laying brick, tile, stone or concrete-block are called masons. If you enjoy working in new and different environments on each project, are detail-oriented and prefer building with your hands, then becoming a mason may be a great career fit.

What Career Options are Available in Masonry?

You will find masons in almost every community and at almost every construction site in the country. As of 2016, there were almost 300,000 masons in service across the U.S. and this number continues to grow. Masons typically fall in many different categories such as brick masons, block masons or stonemasons. As these names imply, masons many times specialize in one time of material or another. Currently, in the U.S., most masons apply their trade by specializing in cement or concrete and typically find work as cement masons or concrete finishers. Typical duties of a mason include:

  • Assisting in building layout and interpreting blueprints
  • Frame and install foundations
  • Tear down and/or rebuild walls, pathways or chimneys
  • Cut openings into walls, ceilings and floors constructed of masonry materials
     

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers in Ohio are expected to increase 11% between 2016 and 2026.1

How do I Start a Masonry Program?

To become a Mason, it is important to have the proper training and grasp the fundamentals of this skilled trade. One of the best ways to gain this knowledge is through a Masonry diploma program. At Stautzenberger College, the diploma program in Masonry is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills relevant and required in order to work as a mason. This includes mastery of various skills such as: essentials of masonry theory, measurements, units, installation and site layout, layering techniques, and general craft and trade skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore, practice, and apply skills in successful study strategies and time management and professional preparation for the field.

This program will provide students with the opportunity to:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of current theories and uses of masonry techniques and skills.
  2. Review and practice general trade and craft skills.
  3. Gain competency in masonry reinforcements, openings and metalwork.
  4. Gain competency in construction inspection and quality control.
  5. Gain competency in units, measurements, installation and site layout.
     

Why Choose Our College?

For over 90 years, Stautzenberger College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have classes that are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.

We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.

We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

All of us here at Stautzenberger College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 10 months

After you complete the Masonry Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Construction Management Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree

Reference:
1onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2051.00, retrieved 5/5/2020

On-Campus Program

This program will provide students with the opportunity to:
1. Gain knowledge and understanding of current theories and uses of masonry techniques and skills.
2. Review and practice general trade and craft skills.
3. Gain competency in masonry reinforcements, openings and metalwork.
4. Gain competency in construction inspection and quality control.
5. Gain competency in units, measurements, installation and site layout.

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for masons in Ohio is expected to increase by eleven percent.  The salary range is $28,730 to $69,870 with a median salary of $46,280.1

Reference:
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2051.00, retrieved 1/22/2020

Program length – 10 months

Maumee Campus