Course Descriptions

Concrete Block Construction


Terms and definitions related to concrete block masonry. Methods and applications of block construction, appropriate mortar mixes, and overall uses for light construction practices are stressed. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Corequisite(s): BCT102 and BCT103 or BCT103 and BCT104. Fall Only.

Brick Masonry


Study of masonry construction in which brick is the primary building product. Techniques and procedures of brick construction include types of brick, bonds, reinforcing, and clean-up. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Spring Only.

Advanced Masonry Principles


Continuation of Masonry Principles, focusing on advanced methods and applications of concrete block and brick construction. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BCT234.

Stone Masonry


Working knowledge of stone construction as related to the masonry industry. Types of stone, application, reinforcing and joint finishes are discussed and practiced. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MCT115 and MCT129. Fall Only.

Fireplace Construction


Fundamentals of fireplace construction. Study includes the types and designs of fireplaces as well as fire box and flue liner ratios, prefabricated chimney construction and various finishes. 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MCT115 and MCT129. Corequisite(s): MCT233. Fall Only.

Structural Masonry Systems


Masonry construction as related to its structural purposes in building construction. Applications include composite masonry, cavity walls, various commercial applications, and the overall factors that influence the use of masonry products for structural purposes. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MCT115 and MCT129. Spring Only.

Masonry Construction Estimating


Comprehensive study of all aspects of masonry estimating, from takeoff to bid, emphasizing how realistic masonry costs are obtained. Topics include legal aspects of the bidding process, such as contracts, bonding, and insurances, as well as various masonry estimating methods and technologies. Course work includes presentation of a formal bid. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): MCT239.