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FSCC Masonry

How is this program unique?

This program provides a hands on approach to delivery of NCCER industry-developed curriculum. A student can start this program as early as a Junior or Senior 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.

What kind of degree is offered?

Students can earn a Certificate in Masonry. In addition to a certificate, students can earn industry recognized credentials through the National Center of Construction Education and Research in Masonry. These credentials will be entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.

What is the employment outlook?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition 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 masonry 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 is available

Government 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 the Financial Aid Office at 620-223-2700 or visit the FSCC website to download the FAFSA form.

Scholarship Opportunies
Students can apply for several program and instructional scholarhips. 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

Pittsburg Construction Trades Building
1301 E. 27th Street Terrace
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-232-5644
Judy Meister's Cell: 620-704-5905
For more information contact:
Nacoma Oehme Director/Instructor or Judy Meister Occupational Recruiter

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