Pearl River Community College

Block, Brick & Stone Masonry

Program at a Glance

The Brick, Block, and Stone Masonry program is designed to prepare individuals for employment opportunities in the occupations of brick, block, and stone masonry, including bricklayers, refractory masons, and stone masons.

  • Program of study can lead to a Career Certificate, Technical Certificate or Associate’s Degree.
  • Students can earn a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification in Masonry.
  • Content of the program includes federal, state, and local codes; and brick and stone laying, wall, partition, arch, chimney and fireplace construction, math, and blueprint reading.

What can I expect from a career in Brick, Block and Stone Masonry?

  • According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment of brick, block or stone masons is projected to grow 34 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Salary ranges are based on demographics. In May 2012, the median annual wage for brickmasons and blockmasons was $46,440. The median annual wage for stonemasons was $37,350.
  • Population growth will create a need for schools, hospitals, apartment buildings, and other structures.
  • Job prospects should be better for workers with more thorough training who can work on complex structures. Highly skilled masons with a good job history and work experience in construction should have the best job opportunities.