masonry construction technology at
thaddeus stevens college

Masonry Construction provides the opportunity to develop the skills of a proficient mason, from the simple spreading of mortar to the complex construction of an inside fireplace.These skills are developed by practice projects, which are preceded by theory lectures and demonstrations. Films are shown on aspects of the trade, and field trips are taken to learn about the manufacture of masonry products. Since a large part of masonry work is decorative as well as functional, special emphasis is placed on appreciation of the beauty and permanence of brickwork and on the development of pride in good workmanship.

Students find employment in the field as masons, and, with experience, as forepersons or superintendents. Many masons are self-employed.