Valley Career & Technical Center
Masonry II - Course Syllabus
COURSE TITLE: MASONRY II - VA Trade and Industrial Education Course # 8513
Instructor: Robert B. Ham
The Masonry II Program is a one-semester program. Students spend the majority of time in the masonry lab, developing “hands on” masonry skills.
MASONRY II INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
· Estimating masonry material quantities/costs and labor costs
· Constructing residential foundations
· Constructing residential brick veneer walls
· Constructing masonry composite walls and masonry cavity walls
· Constructing brick paving, stairs, and stoops
· Constructing masonry pilasters and masonry wall chases
· Understanding building codes applicable to residential masonry construction
- Students must successfully complete Masonry I before enrolling in Masonry II.
Students may qualify to take the NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) student certification assessment. NOCTI certification confirms students meet training requirements developed by the construction industry.
Students complete a 10-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in Construction Safety and Health and receive an OSHA 10-Hour construction industry course completion card.
Students successfully completing the program, those whose final progress is at level 3.0 and above, possess entry-level masonry apprenticeship skills, trade skills qualifying them to perform residential masonry construction tasks under the supervision of a professional brick mason.
GRADING AND PROGRESS REPORTING
Under a competency-based system of student assessment, traditional grades are replaced by reports of student progress in demonstrating proficiency in meeting Learning Goals for Duty Areas or units and Learning Targets (Competencies). Because student progress will be measured cumulatively, formal grades will only be reported at the end of a semester.
STUDENT PROGRESS WILL BE REPORTED AS:
4.0: Exemplary/Exceeds standard
3.0: Proficient/Meets standard
2.0: Developing/Approaching standard
1.0: Beginning/Well below standard
Below 1.0: Insufficient work shown
A variety of assessment strategies including projects, lab demonstrations, oral reports, essays, student portfolios, student/teacher conferences, as well as traditional tests, quizzes and homework will be used to determine student progress.
Student behavior may be reported if necessary, but will not factor into the assessment of student performance.
TRADITIONAL GRADE/COMPETENCY CONVERSION
Below 1.0: F
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
School Phone Number and office extension: 540-245-5002, EXT. 229
TEXTBOOK: Masonry – Brick and Block Construction, Author: Robert B. Ham
TEXTBOOK CourseMate WITH eBook: Masonry – Brick and Block Construction,
Author: Robert B. Ham, ISBN-13: 9781133935261
WORKBOOK: Masonry – Brick and Block Construction, Author: Robert B. Ham
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