• 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.


    Bricklayer Stonemason
    Construction Trades Person
    Construction Manager
    Concrete Mason