ATST1000 Academic Upgrading
Description: This course will enable students to improve their mathematical and communication skills required for the trade. This course will enable students to strengthen their mathematical skills in numeracy, measurement and data analysis, algebra, and geometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading, grammar fundamentals, and paragraph and essay writing.
CARP1290 Construction Theory and Practice
Description: The student will be given a basic understanding of typical construction drawings and learn how to interpret, plumbing, carpentry, framing, site drawings as they relate to various types of construction prints. Covered in the course will be laws, rules, and regulations governing various sites as well as how the building code affects the "job site". The student will also study the "paper" aspect of a job site (residential, institutional, commercial or industrial). A basic understanding of other construction trades, including theoretical and hands-on activities exploring the roles and responsibilities of various construction trades. Responsibilities and aspects of a number of trades and specialties (architectural, engineers, planners) required to complete a construction project will also be covered.
CARP1530 General Carpentry for Masonry
Description: The students will learn and apply the knowledge and skills needed to do layout of light concrete forms and footings. Topics will include leveling and layout procedures, support, reinforcing, pouring and finishing concrete. The course emphasizes hands on work and demonstrated shop practice within a team work environment.
CDEV1010 Employment Strategies and Workplace Communications
Description: The student will examine the skills employers' need in today's workplace; teamwork, problem solving, decision making, ability to organize and goal setting. In addition, the student will learn life-long employment strategies for career planning; networking, accessing the "hidden job market", information interviewing, resumes, interview skills, follow up and negotiation skills. During this course, the student will develop interpersonal and written communication skills to deal effectively with employers, suppliers, co-workers and clients in industry.
COMP1271 Computer Literacy (WIST)
Description: The student is introduced to the basics of computer operating systems and file management, and to Microsoft Word and Excel.
MASO1140 Construction Safety in Masonry
Description: This course is intended for people who will be working on construction sites in masonry. This course covers Ontario’s Health and Safety Legislation as it applies to construction sites, as well as theoretical and practical training relating to basic construction hazards. In particular, hazards dealing with working at heights, propane, confined spaces, trenching and electricity.
MASO1150 Tile and Terrazo
Description: This course will enable the student to cost, cut, layout and install tile, apply grout and finish to specifications as well familiarize the student with terrazo work and working with granite and marble.
MASO1160 Introduction to Masonry Techniques
Description: Students will gain an overview of the masonry trade and masonry applications on a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, materials and supplies will be discussed. Topics will include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, the procedures for building foundation walls, and the preparation of masonry surfaces in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade. Students will learn basic techniques for using masonry tools in an acceptable manner. Students will learn proper mortar spreading methods as well as unit placement techniques.
MATH1070 Trade Calculations - Construction
Description: The student will have demonstrated ability in basic arithmetic functions with whole numbers, demonstrated the following skills: the ability to convert SI to Imperial measurements and Imperial to SI measurements, the ability to identify, define and use linear measurements in piping systems, the ability to identify, define and calculate various solutions to problems encountered in the masonry industry.
MASO1000 Acclimatize Worksite
Description: The successful completion of this course will enable the apprentice to apply theoretical training in selecting and building an enclosure system, knowing the impact on cold weather conditions and how to select and install a temporary heating system in accordance with CSA A371 and building codes. The apprentice will also have a working knowledge of hot weather work procedures.
MASO1010 Clean and Disassemble Worksite
Description: In this course the apprentice will receive theoretical training in cleaning and disassembling a worksite in accordance with safety regulations and accepted work practices.
MASO1020 Engineering, Building and Safety Code
Description: This course covers training in the interpretation of architectural drawings, specifications, schedules, contract documents, building codes, CSA masonry standards, safety codes and materials' estimates for masonry jobs to an acceptable standard within the masonry industry.
MASO1030 Job Layout
Description: The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to apply skills to locate a reference line (building line) on site according to blueprints and other available reference points and codes; to layout wall or surface lines and heights according to blueprints, gridlines and benchmarks; and to locate, match and select masonry units. The student will be able to lay out masonry walls or floors, spacing units correctly and in the right bond to the right gauge, according to building codes, CSA standards, contract documents and accepted work practices. Students will also lay out openings, utilities, accessories and expansion/control joints according to building codes, CSA standards and accepted masonry practice.
MASO1040 Masonry Unit Preparation
Description: Apprentices will learn how to prepare masonry units for cutting according to manufacturer’s instructions, building specifications and accepted trade practice. They will also gain theoretical training in preparing masonry units for installation and in preparing stone for cutting by locating, selecting, measuring and marking stone and cutting it according to accepted trade practice. They will also demonstrate how to finish mortar according to contract documents and accepted work practice and cure and protect mortar according to building codes and manufacturer’s instructions and contract documents.
MASO1050 Materials and Safety Equipment
Description: Through successful completion of this course the apprentice will be able to apply training in order to select, inspect and erect scaffold systems according to government regulations and manufacturer's instructions and to dismantle and store scaffold systems according to government regulations and manufacturer instructions.
Description: In this course apprentices will apply theory in order to select mortar according to building code, manufacturer’s instructions and contract documents; prepare mortar according to CSA A179, building codes, manufacturer’s instructions and building specifications and accepted work practice; apply mortar according to accepted practices, codes and CSA Standards; finish mortar according to contract documents and accepted work practice; and cure and protect mortar according to building codes, manufacturer’s instructions and contract documents.
MASO1070 Non-Structural Masonry
Description: Apprentices will apply theoretical training to install unit masonry veneer and accessories and stone cladding and accessories in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, contract documents, blueprints and accepted trade practice. They will also build prefabricated masonry units in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, contract documents, blueprints and accepted trade practice and erect them in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, specifications, blueprints and accepted trade practice. In addition apprentices will parge masonry and install unit masonry pavers and accessories in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, specifications, blueprints and accepted trade practice.
MASO1080 Structural Masonry
Description: In Structural Masonry apprentices will learn how to apply theory in order to build walls, beams, lintels and piers, and foundation and retaining walls, in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, standards, contract documents, blueprints and accepted work practice. They will also learn how to build arches, vaults and domes in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, contract documents and blueprints as well as accepted work practice.
MASO1090 Tools and Equipment
Description: In this course apprentices will learn to use and maintain hand tools and equipment, and measuring and layout tools according to manufacturer’s and employer’s direction and accepted trade practice, as well as to use power tools and equipment according to manufacturer’s directions and accepted trade practice.
MASO1100 Waterproofing Below Grade Masonry
Description: This course covers the preparation of masonry surfaces for damp proofing or waterproofing and the application of damp proofing or waterproofing materials in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, contract documents and blueprints.
MASO1110 Worksite Preparation
Description: The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to explain how to prepare a worksite so that it is an organized and safe work environment in accordance with employers' requirements and safety regulations. The apprentice will be able to set up a work site and demonstrate effective worksite communications.
MASO1170 Consolidation - Masonry
Description: In this hands-on course, students will hone the skills that they have learned throughout the program and demonstrate proficiency through various projects.
COOP1270 Work Placement
Description: Students will participate in trade related on-the-job training and apply safe work practices. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and will demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills.