Brick Masonry is a new, 72-hour instructional program taught by Scott Garrett. The course, which begins on Sept. 3, will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. for 12 weeks. This course is free to all participants. Topics covered include: Introduction to historic and current materials and processes used in the masonry trade; safety concerns specific to the trade; explanations of the uses of brick and concrete block, along with basic techniques for mixing mortar and laying masonry units; descriptions of the hand and power tools and equipment used in mixing mortar and in cutting, laying and finishing masonry units; explanations of the safe operation of masonry saws and mortar mixing machines; lessons on the types and properties of mortar and the materials used in the mixture, including admixtures; lessons covering all types of concrete and clay masonry units and their applications; explanation of the use of ties and reinforcing materials and the processes used in placing masonry units, including layout and setup, spreading mortar, cutting brick and block, laying to the line, making corners, tooling joints, patching and cleanup.
The course will be held at the Attala Center, located at 620 W. Jefferson St., Kosciusko.
For more information about the courses and to register, contact Mandy Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (662) 472-9172. More information can also be found at www.holmescc.edu/workforce.