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.

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: 17 weeks

Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

This program has one or more courses that you can register for immediately.

View the A-Z course listing for a complete list of courses and additional information.

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©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 243 Reading
  • 236 Writing

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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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BPRT 102
Construction Documents and Sketching
2
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You will learn how to properly interpret basic construction documents. You will also cover sketching simple orthographic and isometric drawings. As well, you will be able to perform basic masonry estimating procedures.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
EQPT 111
Tools and Equipment
3
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Your will focus on the use and care of hand tools, power tools, and various equipment used in the trade. The safe use of Powder Actuated Tools will be discussed. You will also learn about basic rigging and hoisting techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
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): Lecture/Lab, Lecture/Theory, Online
MATE 102
Masonry Materials
1
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You will discuss the history and development of masonry materials. Their properties, characteristics, sizes and shapes will be discussed. You will also cover the classification and manufacture of various masonry units.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
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): Lecture/Theory, Online
MSON 100
Mortars
4
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You will focus on the development of mortar, its properties, characteristics, uses, and the procedure for, mixing and handling. You will learn how to identify building code requirements. The course will include mortar spreading techniques and the types of mortar joints finishes.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
MSON 101
Miscellaneous Masonry
4
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You will explore various masonry topics such as piling, pilasters, architectural trends, maintenance and cleaning, insulation and vapor barriers. The proper design and material usage will be discussed. You will also study the various styles of masonry anchors.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s): MSON 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
MSON 103
Site Layout
2
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You will focus on proper set-up techniques and organizing the job site through using principles of safety and efficiency.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s): SAFE 107, SCAF 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
SAFE 107
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 (OH&S), and the Saskatchewan Construction and Safety Association (SCSA) requirements.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
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 (OH&S) Act will be emphasized.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
SHOP 107
Shop Projects
4
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You will acquire practical skills in bricklaying by constructing various masonry projects that will focus on building wall systems, pilasters, and columns.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
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
Corequisites(s): MSON 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
WORK 112
Work Placement
0
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You will acquire practical bricklaying experience on construction sites.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 40.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience -Individual

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