Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5391
First Term: 2013 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 20-30.5
CIP Code: 46.0101

Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction
Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Bricklaying and Tilesetting program is designed to provide apprentice bricklayers with trade-related classroom training as required by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, and the State of Arizona, Apprenticeship Division. This program consists of courses in trade calculations, safety, tools, bricklaying and masonry techniques; residential, light construction, and heavy commercial blueprint reading; estimating and formal bidding. Completion of this certificate documents the student has successfully completed to Journeyman status in the Bricklaying Trade.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
Students should select from twenty(20) to thirty and a half (30.5) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.

+ BKL105 Basic Masonry Skills and Trade Calculations I 5
+ BKL115 Basic Masonry Skills and Trade Calculations II 5
+ BKL205 Advanced Brick and Block Construction 5
+ BKL215 Blueprint Reading: Residential and Light Construction 5
+ BKL225 Blueprint Reading: Heavy Commercial 5
+ BKL235 Masonry Estimating and Formal Bidding 5
+ CNS110 Green Construction Overview 0.5
Credits: 20-30.5

Program Competencies
1. Discuss trade skills including positioning units, mixing and mortar, buttering, forming joints, laying up pattern bond, laying to the line, cutting units, installing wall ties, and anchoring. (BKL105)
2. Describe proper and safe use, maintenance and repair of masonry tools, equipment, materials and accessories specific to the Bricklaying trade. (BKL105, BKL115)
3. Perform trade calculations including operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, area, and volume. (BKL105, BKL115)
4. Describe safety precautions, regulations, first aid, and personal protection specific to the Bricklaying trade. (BKL105, BKL115, BKL205)
5. Perform trade conversions using the U.S. and the metric systems for applicable trade calculations. (BKL115, BKL215)
6. Examine procedures and trade practices for wall systems, corners, arches, members, details, and combustion chambers. (BKL205)
7. Discuss language and identify symbols used in the working drawings, blueprints, and specifications of the Bricklaying trade. (BKL215)
8. Read blueprints for residential, light construction, and heavy commercial building projects. (BKL215, BKL225)
9. Discuss the sixteen divisions of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) format. (BKL225)
10. Estimate costs including labor, materials, equipment, and prepare a formal bid for a specific project. (BKL235)
11. Identify and explain the difference between green energy and green building. (CNS110)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 23, 2012

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.