• Masonry and Tile Setting

    In ancient art, masonry combines creativity and artistry with skilled craftsmanship to produce some of the highest paid workers in the construction trades with a high demand for trained masons. The Masonry and Tile Setting program provides students with a history of the trade as well as exposure to a wide array of skills utilizing a variety of materials. Both shop and off-campus projects provide students with valuable and practical experience. Masonry students take particular pride in their stunning Open House displays reflective of their talent and creativity. 

    Program Highlights

    Careers Pathways

    • Laying Brick and Block
    • Brick and Block Bonds
    • Chimneys, Arches and Fireplaces
    • Masonry Restoration
    • Tilesetting and Stonework
    • Ladders and Scaffolding
    • OSHA 10-hour Safety Credential
    • Blueprint Reading and Estimating
    • Massachusetts State Building Codes
    • Applied Masonry Mathematics, Science and Theory
    • Apprentice Bricklayer – Union/Open Shop
    • Apprentice Tilesetter – Union/Open Shop
    • Apprentice Cement Finisher – Union/Open Shop
    • Apprentice Laborer – Union/Open Shop
    • Journeyman Bricklayer
    • Journeyman Stonemason
    • Self-employed Masonry Contractor
    • General Contractor/Construction Management
    • Masonry Sales – Materials/Supplies

    Additional Information

    Articulation agreements exist with several colleges for students to receive credit for coursework done while at Shawsheen.

    CAREER PATHWAYS

    Bricklayer Stonemason
    Construction Trades Person
    Construction Manager
    Concrete Mason
    Tilesetter