Bricklaying banner graphicA Bricklaying student checks the level while tapping a brick with a trowel.

  • Construct masonry structures with brick and block specializing in fireplace and arches with the use of hand tools, power tools and other masonry materials while maintaining a safe and clean environment.
  • Discover how to manage construction projects by applying skills such as blueprint reading and estimating labor and materials while working in a team environment to achieve success.
  • Install floor and wall tile, repair and restore old or damaged masonry work and lay hardscape pavers using a variety of masonry materials.
  • Learn about and use different types of mortars and know the application for each.
  • Use power equipment safely and efficiently to complete masonry projects.

An RMCTC Bricklaying student builds a wall.Job Titles — Career Pathways
41-2031   Retail Salespersons
47-2021   Brickmasons and Blockmasons
47-2044   Tile and Marble Setters
47-2061   Construction Laborers
47-3011   Helpers — Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

A Bricklaying student checks the height of a wall while laying block.CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Student Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
*  Mason/Masonry
OSHA Safety Certification
PBA – Pennsylvania Builders Association

PBA – Pennsylvania Builders Association

OSHA, PBA, and NOCTI logos

➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Mr. Lee Brumbach, Bricklaying Instructor
Instructor – Mr. Lee Brumbach

I began working in the masonry field during summer break when I was in middle school and continued until college. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and I chose to go to college for construction technology. I graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2011 with an associate’s degree in Construction Technology.

I have worked for several different companies and worked in the career and technology education field as an instructional assistant in the masonry program at another career and technology school. Most recently I worked for a commercial masonry company called The Witmer Group.

I reside in Lancaster with my wife and dog. I enjoy the outdoors and staying active. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, exercise, tae kwon do, and hap kido.

2008 graduate of Oley Valley High School
2011 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College

Certifications and Awards
Paraprofessional Credential
O.S.H.A. 10-hour Certificate

Work Experience
Various masonry and construction companies
Berks Career & Technology Center
The Witmer Group

Hire Date: 2017

Community Service
I have been a part of various work and mission trips with my church. This includes helping the Opportunity House in Reading and the Water Street Mission in Lancaster. I have helped with my church youth group for many years. I have also helped with SKILLS USA.

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