Brick, Block & Stonemasonry Technology


The Brick, Block and Stone Masonry program is an instructional curriculum that prepares you to lay brick, block, and/or stone. It includes instruction in laying out and/or spacing bonds; determining vertical and horizontal alignment of courses using gauges, plumb-bobs, and levels; and cutting, notching, and shaping blocks, bricks, and stone to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, and fireplaces.

Our program will allow you to put your mark on a centuries-old trade, taking your place alongside other skilled individuals. Completion of the Brick, Block, and Stone Masonry program at Hinds Community College will prepare you to work with an established company or go into business yourself as a private contractor. If your career is just beginning, or you’ve got a foot in the door, and you’re hoping to advance, this is the first step you need to thrive.

  • Raymond

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Brick and Block Laying 5
Masonry Construction 4
Masonry Math, Estimating and Blueprint Reading 3
Tools, Equipment and Safety 3
Advanced Block Laying 5
Advanced Brick Laying 5
Repair and Restoration 2
Approved Technical Electives (see college catalog) 3
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
Chimney, Fireplace, Refractory Construction 3
Arch Construction 3
Steps, Patios and Brick Floors 3
Leadership Preparedness 3
Approved Technical Electives (see college catalog) 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62


Dennis Quertermous

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