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Bricklayer

Applied Certificate

Program Overview

As a student in the Bricklayer Applied Certificate program, you will develop the required knowledge and skills to work in residential and commercial construction.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

Delivery is subject to needs assessment. It is delivered off campus through continuing education, and may also be offered at a Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. For more information, contact:


Length: 20 weeks

Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 70 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading
  • 55 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

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Courses

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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BPRT 102
Blueprint Reading
3
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You will study blueprint orientation, types of drawings, scaling, dimensioning and measurements used on blueprints. You will also learn how to sketch simple orthographic and isometric drawings.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 42.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
EQPT 111
Tools and Equipment
3
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Your studies will focus on the use and care of hand tools, power tools and various equipment used in the trade (including rigging and hoisting).
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
JOBS 290
Job Search
2
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You will refine your job search skills. You will identify job-search strategies, develop a personal inventory of skills and interview an employer to help determine industry expectations. The course content includes developing a resume and cover letter and preparing for and participating in a job practice interview.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Lecture/Theory
MATE 102
Masonry Materials
1
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Your studies will focus on the development of masonry materials (including their properties, characteristics, sizes and shapes). You will also learn about the classification and manufacture of unit masonry.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
MATH 112
Trade Math
2
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You will study whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentages, ratio, proportion, angular measure, length, area and volume (metric and Imperial) as applied to the bricklayer trade.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
MSON 100
Mortars
4
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You will focus on the development of mortar (including its properties, characteristics, uses, mixing and handling). The course content includes mortar spreading techniques and the types of mortar joints.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MSON 101
Miscellaneous Masonry
4
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You will explore miscellaneous masonry topics such as piling, pilasters, architectural trends, maintenance and cleaning, insulation and vapour barriers.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MSON 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MSON 102
Reinforced Masonry
2
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You will explore the principles, uses, materials and placement of reinforced masonry. You will also learn about grouting and building code requirements.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MSON 103
Site Set-Up
2
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You will focus on proper set-up techniques and organizing the job site. Safety and efficiency will be emphasized.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 36.0
Prerequisites(s): SCAF 103, SFTY 113
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SCAF 103
Scaffolds
2
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You will learn how to select and safely set up various types of scaffolding used in the masonry trade. The safety regulations in the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Act will be emphasized.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 36.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SFTY 113
General Safety
2
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You will acquire general construction safety knowledge based on the interpretation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, and the Saskatchewan Construction and Safety Association requirements.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SHOP 107
Shop Projects
4
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You will acquire practical skills by constructing various masonry projects.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
TOOL 117
Powder Actuated Tools
1
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You will develop safe operation and maintenance techniques of various powder actuated tools.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 12.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
WALL 100
Walls
4
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You will gain hands-on practical experience in the design, layout and construction of various wall systems according to the building code requirements.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MSON 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
WORK 112
Work Placement
0
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You will acquire practical bricklaying experience on construction sites.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience -Individual

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

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