Students in the Masonry Program will learn the foundational skills needed to succeed on a typical jobsite in the masonry field. They will learn how to work with the materials used in the trade, such as brick, concrete block (CMU’s), and concrete. Though in a school shop atmosphere, they will be expected to learn and understand the industry and jobsite expectations and treat the shop as such. Students will also learn the responsibilities of a foreman, and be expected to lead peers in daily, weekly, and job specific duties. Lastly, there will be an expectation of EXCELLENCE and PROFESSIONALISM, each young man or woman will come ready to work hard and do the best they can in the theory room as well as the shop.

Program Specifics

Two Year Half-Day Program
Year One: 8:05 A.M.-10:40 A.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)

CIP Code

Mr. Ian Whitman

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $100:

  • Uniforms
  • Work Boots
  • Safety Glasses

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Student Certifications


National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

Residential Construction Academy (RCA) National Registry

Residential Construction Academy (RCA) National Registry certification makes students more marketable in the industry as they demonstrate their skill in construction procedures.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification provides a well-rounded knowledge of standards for assuring a safe and healthy working environment.

PA Builders Association Skills Certificate

PA Builders Association Skills Certificate recognizes superior construction programs and provides members a level of assurance for students upon program completion.

Adult CPR

Expert, OSHA compliant, CPR training is provided for students looking to pursue a career where OSHA-mandated CPR training is a requirement, giving you the knowledge to react during a crisis.


CareerSafe believes safety is a life skill that every student should have access to prior to his or her first career opportunity. Students will explore a wide variety of safety and health topics intended to help students stay safe.

College Articulation and Credits


SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities range from a mason’s helper to block layer, bricklayer, estimator, or construction supervisor and may begin in high school with a Co-op position providing job experience and a salary. The 500 members of the Lebanon County Builders Association as well as the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association sponsor this program, provide student scholarships and employ graduates.


  • Journeyman Mason
  • Bricklayer
  • Stone Mason
  • Foreman
  • Estimator
  • Job-site Supervisor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Superintendent
  • Construction Manager
  • Mason Contractor
  • Masonry Instructor
  • Business Owner


  • Roman Mosaic and Tile Co.
  • Caretti, Inc.
  • BK Cement Works
  • Witmer Masonry
  • Haldeman Brothers Masonry
  • Stewart Masonry Inc.

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Brick Mason18%$35,290$53,850$63,120
Stone Mason18%$38,070$55,490$64,210
Construction Manager5%$57,670$98,220$118,500
Cost Laborer15%$25,460$39,180$46,040

Doug Sheaffer York Building Products Company Testimonial

“A career in masonry is a career for life — challenging, rewarding, enduring. Masonry construction will always be a valued and respected trade. It’s a great way to make a good living.”

Doug Sheaffer
CCCM,CDT Sales Representative — York Building Products Company, Inc.

Perry Sanders Construction Manager Testimonial

“The masonry trade allows someone who enjoys working with their hands, an opportunity to make a good living and advance in a skilled trade while taking pride in building the community.”

Perry Sanders
Vice President of Construction and Manager of the Pennsylvania Division Caretti, Inc. — a masonry contracting company