The FSCC masonry program provides a hands-on approach to delivery of National Center of Construction Education and Research (NCCER) industry-developed curriculum. Students can start taking masonry classes as early as their junior or senior year in high school. FSCC’s Construction Trades program allows a student to earn industry recognized credentials at many levels. Through articulation agreements between area high schools and FSCC, students are provided a seamless path to pursue their educational goals.

Through the program, students can earn a certificate in masonry. In addition to a certificate, students can earn industry recognized credentials throug NCCER in Masonry. These credentials will be entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.

Employment outlook

According to the 2010-2011 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for masons is excellent—job growth of 12% is expected through the year 2018. The Handbook indicates that more jobs will go to those “with thorough training that can work on complex stuctures.”

There are many masons in the current workforce getting closer to retirement age. The Occupational Outlook Handbook anticipates many jobs becoming available due to the large number of masons retiring in the next 10 years. The average mason earns between $16.77 and $28.46 an hour.

Financial aid

Government financial aid
FSCC is fully accredited by the High Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Federal programs such as Stafford Loans and Pell Grants are available for those who qualify. For more information on financial aid assistance, contact FSCC Financial Aid Office at (620) 223-2700 or download the FAFSA form at


Scholarship opportunities
Students can apply for several program and instructional scholarships. Applications are available through both the Construction Trades Program and the FSCC Endowment Association. Call (620) 223-2700 for information and scholarship applications.

Gainful employment

Masonry classes

Course Name Credit Hours
Introductory Craft Skills 3
Safety Orientation (OSHA10) 1

Masonry Area

Course Name Credit Hours
Masonry 1 4
Masonry 2 4
Masonry Installation Techniques 6
Masonry 3 4
Masonry 4 4
Advanced Masonry Laying Techniques 6
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 32


Available Electives

Course Name Credit Hours
Cooperative Education 4
Drafting 3
Tile Setting 3
Stone Laying 3

FSCC Masonry
Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County
1301 E. 27th Street Terrace
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 232-5644


Students interested in the Fort Scott Community College Masonry Program should contact Nacoma Oehme, FSCC Instructor, at (620) 232-5644 or Judy Meister, FSCC Occupational Recruiter, at (620)704-5905 (cell phone) or (620) 223-2700 ext. 5247 (office phone).

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