About the FSCC Masonry Program

The FSCC masonry program provides a hands-on approach to delivery of National Center of Construction Education and Research (NCCER) industry-developed curriculum. FSCC’s Construction Trades program allows a student to earn industry recognized credentials at many levels. Through articulation agreements between area high schools and FSCC, students are provided a seamless path to pursue their educational goals. Through the program, students can earn a certificate in masonry. In addition to a certificate, students can earn industry recognized credentials through NCCER in Masonry. These credentials will be entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.


Students interested in the masonry program should contact Nacoma Oehme, FSCC Program Industry Coordinator, at 620-232-5644 or Judy Meister, FSCC Occupational Recruiter, at 620-704-5905 (cell phone) or (620) 223-2700 ext. 5247 (office phone).

High school students

Through articulation agreements between FSCC and area high schools, high school students have a seamless path to pursue their educational goals. Students can enroll in masonry courses as early as their junior or senior year in high school. 

Employment outlook

According to the 2010-2011 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for masons is excellent—job growth of 12% is expected through the year 2018. The Handbook indicates that more jobs will go to those “with thorough training that can work on complex stuctures.” Many masons in the current workforce getting closer to retirement age. The Occupational Outlook Handbook anticipates many jobs becoming available due to the large number of masons retiring in the next 10 years. The average mason earns between $16.77 and $28.46 an hour.Financial aid

Welding Classes

Course Name Credit Hours
Introductory Craft Skills 3
Safety Orientation (OSHA10) 1
Masonry 1 4
Masonry 2 4
Masonry Installation Techniques 6
Masonry 3 4
Masonry 4 4
Advanced Masonry Laying Techniques 6
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 32


Course Name Credit Hours
Cooperative Education 4
Drafting 3
Tile Setting 3
Stone Laying 3

FSCC Masonry
Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County
1301 E. 27th Street Terrace
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 232-5644

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