Masonry – Heritage and Traditional


Algonquin College’s unique Masonry – Heritage & Traditional program teaches the theories behind proper masonry construction, based on a solid understanding of the Ontario Building Code, construction safety standards, measuring and testing methods, proper bonding methods, and construction estimation.

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Mobile DeviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program at http://algonquincollege.com/byod
(Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Ontario College Diploma
45 Weeks

Program Code: 0746X04FPT
Academic Year: 2014/2015


Our Program

This unique two-year Ontario College Diploma program offered in a condensed format over 45 weeks provides an introduction to the many areas of the masonry industry, from new residential and commercial construction to the demanding field of heritage restoration.

The program begins in the fall, continues through the winter and spring and ends in late summer. The workload is challenging with an equal balance of theoretical lectures and hands-on practical instruction.

Students learn the theories behind proper masonry construction and gain a solid understanding of the Ontario Building Code, construction safety standards, measuring and testing methods, proper bonding methods, as well as an introduction to construction estimation. Practical projects in brick, block, manufactured units, traditional stonemasonry, and restoration techniques are practiced in a shop environment and in field work projects.

Students gain insight into Canadian architectural history, drafting and blueprint reading, construction mathematics, and the concepts of structural support and building envelope theory. In addition, students learn restoration concepts, such as accepted conservation principles, inspecting and recording, deducing problems and determining repair schedules. Organized field trips to masonry job sites, conservation projects, quarries, and other key locations expose students to current industry practices and traditional methods. Shop projects include veneer and composite wall systems, arch design and construction, fireplace and chimney construction, rubble stone construction, setting out and cutting traditional stone moldings, contemporary stonemasonry and traditional dry stone walling. Sympathetic restoration repairs are practiced, such as patching, pinning, Dutchman repairs, repointing and stone replacement.

Students receive a total of approximately 29 hours of instruction per week comprised of in-class and shop sessions.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at www.algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.

SUCCESS FACTORS
This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are inquisitive, well-organized and have an analytical nature.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Enjoy both theoretical and hands-on learning environments.
  • Are physically fit.

Your Career

Graduates gain a range of problem-solving and practical skills that may qualify them to seek entry-level employment in all areas of masonry construction and restoration. The craft of masonry is traditionally a life-long learning process and graduates are encouraged to enter an apprenticeship with a recognized journeyperson or licensed and experienced masonry company. With appropriate work experience, graduates may seek entry-level employment in the following exciting fields: apprentice and journeyman bricklayer, stonemason, stonecutter, restoration mason, masonry foreman, masonry conservator, masonry specification, fireplace and heater mason, refractory mason and landscape mason.

Courses

Programs at Algonquin College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Algonquin email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
Level: 01 Hours
ARC9005 To Canadians, preserving our heritage resources is a visible sign of community pride and environmental responsibility. Protecting heritage buildings requires an understanding of their histories and the principles of conservation shared by the preservation community. Building styles and traditional building techniques as they have evolved across the Canadian landscape are explored. Canadian Architectural Conservation To Canadians, preserving our heritage resources is a visible sign of community pride and environmental responsibility. Protecting heritage buildings requires an understanding of their histories and the principles of conservation shared by the preservation community. Building styles and traditional building techniques as they have evolved across the Canadian landscape are explored. 45.0
CON9110 A study of construction methods and materials for site work and foundations. Students perform basic surveying to establish/verify grades and locate building hubs using a transit-level. Students construct batter boards and formwork for footings. Students familiarize themselves with the Ontario Building Code as it applies to foundations, footings, framing and other components of construction.

Co-requisites: SAF9100
Construction Techniques A study of construction methods and materials for site work and foundations. Students perform basic surveying to establish/verify grades and locate building hubs using a transit-level. Students construct batter boards and formwork for footings. Students familiarize themselves with the Ontario Building Code as it applies to foundations, footings, framing and other components of construction.

Co-requisites: SAF9100
45.0
DRA9250 Drafting is an essential communication tool in the building industry. Students acquire competency in the basics of drafting for the trades. Topics of study include: freehand sketching; drafting instruments; materials and their use; lettering; isometric, oblique and orthographic drawings and shop drawings. An introduction to computer-assisted drafting reinforces students' skills in pictorial and orthographic drawings. Drafting Drafting is an essential communication tool in the building industry. Students acquire competency in the basics of drafting for the trades. Topics of study include: freehand sketching; drafting instruments; materials and their use; lettering; isometric, oblique and orthographic drawings and shop drawings. An introduction to computer-assisted drafting reinforces students' skills in pictorial and orthographic drawings. 30.0
ENL9212 Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments. Communications I Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments. 45.0
MAS9007 The tools and basic techniques used in masonry construction are introduced. Practical exercises include mixing mortar and laying masonry units. Trowel skills in bricklaying, block work, and reinforcement are applied to individual and group projects. Theoretical studies in estimation, coursing, bonding, and rendering are reinforced through practical applications requiring the use of hand tools, and masonry saws and mixers. The Ontario Building Code as it applies to best practices in residential and commercial construction is introduced.

Co-requisites: MAT9201 and SAF9100
Masonry Fundamentals I The tools and basic techniques used in masonry construction are introduced. Practical exercises include mixing mortar and laying masonry units. Trowel skills in bricklaying, block work, and reinforcement are applied to individual and group projects. Theoretical studies in estimation, coursing, bonding, and rendering are reinforced through practical applications requiring the use of hand tools, and masonry saws and mixers. The Ontario Building Code as it applies to best practices in residential and commercial construction is introduced.

Co-requisites: MAT9201 and SAF9100
150.0
MAT9201 The fundamentals of trade calculations are the focus of this course. With the application of course content to masonry, concepts include: imperial measurement, fundamentals of perimeter, area and volume measurement, a review of basic algebra, principles of ratio and proportion and elements of basic trigonometry. Students are encouraged to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the trades during lecture presentations, individualized instruction, assignments and scheduled unit reviews. Mathematics for the Trades I The fundamentals of trade calculations are the focus of this course. With the application of course content to masonry, concepts include: imperial measurement, fundamentals of perimeter, area and volume measurement, a review of basic algebra, principles of ratio and proportion and elements of basic trigonometry. Students are encouraged to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the trades during lecture presentations, individualized instruction, assignments and scheduled unit reviews. 30.0
SAF9100 Emphasis is placed on preparing students to work safely in workshops and on construction sites. Students learn safe practices when operating equipment and identify appropriate personal protective equipment. Students locate and apply regulations from the Occupational Health and Safety Act involving ladders, scaffolds and all significant aspects of safety in the workplace. Successful students receive certification in Fall Arrest and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) in accordance with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). Construction Safety Emphasis is placed on preparing students to work safely in workshops and on construction sites. Students learn safe practices when operating equipment and identify appropriate personal protective equipment. Students locate and apply regulations from the Occupational Health and Safety Act involving ladders, scaffolds and all significant aspects of safety in the workplace. Successful students receive certification in Fall Arrest and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) in accordance with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). 30.0
Level: 02 Hours
BSC9010 Despite their longevity, older masonry buildings and monuments inevitably show symptoms of age and neglect. Students recognize structural and building envelope deficiencies through inspection reporting. Applying accepted conservation principles, students trace symptoms to origins and discuss possible remedies and which of these is the most appropriate.

Prerequisites: ARC9005 and DRA9250 and MAS9007 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9111
Conservation Methods Despite their longevity, older masonry buildings and monuments inevitably show symptoms of age and neglect. Students recognize structural and building envelope deficiencies through inspection reporting. Applying accepted conservation principles, students trace symptoms to origins and discuss possible remedies and which of these is the most appropriate.

Prerequisites: ARC9005 and DRA9250 and MAS9007 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9111
30.0
BSC9100 Students examine the impact of the construction/restoration industry on the environment. This includes a study of the principles and techniques of energy-efficient renovation, appropriate energy conservation methods for historic buildings, the improvement of indoor air quality, and the selection of environmentally-responsible construction products and practices. Housing, Energy and the Environment Students examine the impact of the construction/restoration industry on the environment. This includes a study of the principles and techniques of energy-efficient renovation, appropriate energy conservation methods for historic buildings, the improvement of indoor air quality, and the selection of environmentally-responsible construction products and practices. 45.0
BSC9111 Buildings are designed to withstand stresses from a variety of sources by transferring these loads to their foundations and soils below. The different loads that a building might experience are examined and the philosophies and methods employed to successfully share and transfer these loads are investigated. By looking at examples of new construction and classic architecture, the theories of structural masonry are analyzed. Using a variety of lectures and exercises, the limitations, and capabilities of masonry are illustrated and compared.

Prerequisites: MAS9007 and MAT9201

Co-requisites: BSC9010
Structural Masonry Buildings are designed to withstand stresses from a variety of sources by transferring these loads to their foundations and soils below. The different loads that a building might experience are examined and the philosophies and methods employed to successfully share and transfer these loads are investigated. By looking at examples of new construction and classic architecture, the theories of structural masonry are analyzed. Using a variety of lectures and exercises, the limitations, and capabilities of masonry are illustrated and compared.

Prerequisites: MAS9007 and MAT9201

Co-requisites: BSC9010
30.0
DRA9260 Students learn to read and draft architectural plans and reference residential building codes to develop the necessary skills required in the industry. Activities include retrieving information from plans and specifications and verifying material sizes and grades from tables in the building code. Students draft a variety of architectural drawings using computer software and/or standard hand drafting techniques. The process of drawing, reading and interpreting plans is the first step in understanding estimating and scheduling of construction projects.

Prerequisites: DRA9250
Architectural Drafting and Blueprint Reading Students learn to read and draft architectural plans and reference residential building codes to develop the necessary skills required in the industry. Activities include retrieving information from plans and specifications and verifying material sizes and grades from tables in the building code. Students draft a variety of architectural drawings using computer software and/or standard hand drafting techniques. The process of drawing, reading and interpreting plans is the first step in understanding estimating and scheduling of construction projects.

Prerequisites: DRA9250
30.0
ENL9202 Course content includes writing instructions and writing for publication, creating relevant job-search correspondence and career portfolios, writing various informal reports to suit a specified purpose and writing and presenting a formal research report on a program related topic.

Prerequisites: ENL9212
Communications II Course content includes writing instructions and writing for publication, creating relevant job-search correspondence and career portfolios, writing various informal reports to suit a specified purpose and writing and presenting a formal research report on a program related topic.

Prerequisites: ENL9212
45.0
MAS9220 Students are challenged with more complex masonry projects. Integrated wall systems and decorative features are constructed as individual and group projects. Key masonry features, such as openings, lintels, arches and sills are applied to structures, in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, which is extensively referenced. Arch design, formwork and construction, glass block installation and other structural masonry components are also discussed.

Prerequisites: DRA9250 and MAS9007 and MAT9201 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: MAT9222
Masonry Fundamentals II Students are challenged with more complex masonry projects. Integrated wall systems and decorative features are constructed as individual and group projects. Key masonry features, such as openings, lintels, arches and sills are applied to structures, in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, which is extensively referenced. Arch design, formwork and construction, glass block installation and other structural masonry components are also discussed.

Prerequisites: DRA9250 and MAS9007 and MAT9201 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: MAT9222
120.0
MAS9222 Focus is placed on the science, philosophical theory and practical construction of two distinct areas of masonry construction. In unit one (Fireplace and Chimney Construction), the physics related to the efficient performance of fireplaces and masonry heaters are examined. Fireplace types are discussed, focusing on layout and function, as well as construction techniques, materials and hardware. Chimney construction and function, as well as flashings, are examined from both residential and industrial applications. The installation of refractory liners is explored from an industrial perspective. In unit two, students learn the philosophies and best building practices of traditional and contemporary stonemasonry construction. Through lectures, shop projects and field trips, students learn the geology and classification of building stone, traditional bonding rules, and the installation of natural and manufactured stone products. Students cut and square rubble stone using manual techniques and lay natural stone walls complete with traditional jointing methods.

Prerequisites: DRA9250 and MAS9007 and MAT9201 and SAF9100
Traditional Construction Methods Focus is placed on the science, philosophical theory and practical construction of two distinct areas of masonry construction. In unit one (Fireplace and Chimney Construction), the physics related to the efficient performance of fireplaces and masonry heaters are examined. Fireplace types are discussed, focusing on layout and function, as well as construction techniques, materials and hardware. Chimney construction and function, as well as flashings, are examined from both residential and industrial applications. The installation of refractory liners is explored from an industrial perspective. In unit two, students learn the philosophies and best building practices of traditional and contemporary stonemasonry construction. Through lectures, shop projects and field trips, students learn the geology and classification of building stone, traditional bonding rules, and the installation of natural and manufactured stone products. Students cut and square rubble stone using manual techniques and lay natural stone walls complete with traditional jointing methods.

Prerequisites: DRA9250 and MAS9007 and MAT9201 and SAF9100
105.0
MAT9222 With particular emphasis on practical application, students expand on the fundamentals of calculations and explore the relevance of construction geometry as it pertains to the specialties of masonry. Geometric layouts for triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles and ellipses comprise much of the content for this hands-on course. Projects include setting out and calculating geometry specific to masonry arches, moldings and other applications. Students are encouraged in their learning through lectures, and group and individual assignments.

Prerequisites: MAT9201
Masonry Geometry With particular emphasis on practical application, students expand on the fundamentals of calculations and explore the relevance of construction geometry as it pertains to the specialties of masonry. Geometric layouts for triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles and ellipses comprise much of the content for this hands-on course. Projects include setting out and calculating geometry specific to masonry arches, moldings and other applications. Students are encouraged in their learning through lectures, and group and individual assignments.

Prerequisites: MAT9201
45.0
Level: 03 Hours
BSC9110 Through a variety of current investigative techniques, including basic mortar analysis and standard testing techniques, this lab-style course studies the component parts of contemporary and traditional mortars and their respective physical, chemical and functional characteristics. The examination of such binder components as the various cements and limes and their hydraulic properties, and the role of aggregates and water, is the key to understanding and, replicating traditional mortars while maximizing durability and insuring compatibility with the masonry units. Activities include identifying and comparing mixes and aggregates, burning limestone and slaking quicklime, and philosophical debate of mortars and their applications.

Prerequisites: BSC9010 and MAS9007 and MAS9220 and SAF9100
Mortar Science Through a variety of current investigative techniques, including basic mortar analysis and standard testing techniques, this lab-style course studies the component parts of contemporary and traditional mortars and their respective physical, chemical and functional characteristics. The examination of such binder components as the various cements and limes and their hydraulic properties, and the role of aggregates and water, is the key to understanding and, replicating traditional mortars while maximizing durability and insuring compatibility with the masonry units. Activities include identifying and comparing mixes and aggregates, burning limestone and slaking quicklime, and philosophical debate of mortars and their applications.

Prerequisites: BSC9010 and MAS9007 and MAS9220 and SAF9100
45.0
BSC9330 Students investigate the fundamentals for the preparation and subsequent execution of the conservation plan, a living document that provides the backbone of any conservation project. The preparation of the plan is studied, with particular attention to the development of the work plan, to be carried out within the parameters of standard conservation principles. The full learning experience relies considerably on individual student initiative as significant content is delivered and developed outside the classroom.

Prerequisites: BSC9010 and BSC9111 and DRA9260 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9110 and LFS9201
Conservation Planning Students investigate the fundamentals for the preparation and subsequent execution of the conservation plan, a living document that provides the backbone of any conservation project. The preparation of the plan is studied, with particular attention to the development of the work plan, to be carried out within the parameters of standard conservation principles. The full learning experience relies considerably on individual student initiative as significant content is delivered and developed outside the classroom.

Prerequisites: BSC9010 and BSC9111 and DRA9260 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9110 and LFS9201
30.0
LFS9201 Students apply skills generated from all previous theory and practical courses towards an actual Heritage Masonry project. Students keep a daily logbook and practice onsite restoration and construction techniques which were carefully planned and estimated in preceding courses.

Prerequisites: BSC9110 and DRA9260 and MAS9015 and MAS9330 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9330
Fieldwork Students apply skills generated from all previous theory and practical courses towards an actual Heritage Masonry project. Students keep a daily logbook and practice onsite restoration and construction techniques which were carefully planned and estimated in preceding courses.

Prerequisites: BSC9110 and DRA9260 and MAS9015 and MAS9330 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9330
44.0
MAS9015 This course delves further into advanced stone cutting and setting practices. Techniques in rubble wall construction are applied, focusing on traditional bonds. Also, setting stonework, including ashlar, rubble stone, architectural stone and carved elements, are practiced. In addition, raised and traditional mortar joint finishes are applied using a variety of techniques. Traditional drystone walling and flagstone are also taught. Other topics include hoisting techniques, stone sawing, fastening methods and stone panels.

Prerequisites: MAS9220 and MAS9222 and SAF9100
Stonemasonry Techniques This course delves further into advanced stone cutting and setting practices. Techniques in rubble wall construction are applied, focusing on traditional bonds. Also, setting stonework, including ashlar, rubble stone, architectural stone and carved elements, are practiced. In addition, raised and traditional mortar joint finishes are applied using a variety of techniques. Traditional drystone walling and flagstone are also taught. Other topics include hoisting techniques, stone sawing, fastening methods and stone panels.

Prerequisites: MAS9220 and MAS9222 and SAF9100
156.0
MAS9330 Older masonry buildings are constructed of a variety of brick, terracotta, stone and cast components that require specialized reproduction and repair techniques. The philosophy and practical application of accepted masonry restoration techniques, such as repointing and grouting, unit replacement, patching, pinning, Dutchman repairs and cleaning are examined. In addition, the precise craft of stonecutting is practised, from understanding the geometry of traditional shapes, to setting out templates and cutting out moldings from stone blocks, allowing students to reproduce stone details. Also, students develop chisel skills to re-create typical ashlar dressings that highlight our most cherished buildings.

Prerequisites: MAS9222 and MAT9222 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9330
Stonecutting and Restoration Techniques Older masonry buildings are constructed of a variety of brick, terracotta, stone and cast components that require specialized reproduction and repair techniques. The philosophy and practical application of accepted masonry restoration techniques, such as repointing and grouting, unit replacement, patching, pinning, Dutchman repairs and cleaning are examined. In addition, the precise craft of stonecutting is practised, from understanding the geometry of traditional shapes, to setting out templates and cutting out moldings from stone blocks, allowing students to reproduce stone details. Also, students develop chisel skills to re-create typical ashlar dressings that highlight our most cherished buildings.

Prerequisites: MAS9222 and MAT9222 and SAF9100

Co-requisites: BSC9330
156.0
Choose one from equivalencies: Hours
GED0746 Students choose one course, from a group of general education electives, which meets one of the following five theme requirements: Arts in Society, Civic Life, Social and Cultural Understanding, Personal Understanding, and Science and Technology.

Equivalencies: DSN2001 or ENV0002 or FAM1218 or FIN2300 or GED5200 or GED5300 or GEN1001 or GEN1957 or GEN2000 or GEN2003 or GEN2007 or GEN2009 or HIS0001 or HIS2000 or HOS2228 or LIB1982 or MGT7330 or MVM8800 or PSI1702 or RAD2001 or SOC2003 or GED6022 or GED5005 or GED5002 or GED5006 or GED5004 or GED1896 or GED5009 or PSI0003
General Education Elective Students choose one course, from a group of general education electives, which meets one of the following five theme requirements: Arts in Society, Civic Life, Social and Cultural Understanding, Personal Understanding, and Science and Technology.

Equivalencies: DSN2001 or ENV0002 or FAM1218 or FIN2300 or GED5200 or GED5300 or GEN1001 or GEN1957 or GEN2000 or GEN2003 or GEN2007 or GEN2009 or HIS0001 or HIS2000 or HOS2228 or LIB1982 or MGT7330 or MVM8800 or PSI1702 or RAD2001 or SOC2003 or GED6022 or GED5005 or GED5002 or GED5006 or GED5004 or GED1896 or GED5009 or PSI0003
45.0

Fees & Expenses

Tuition Fees: $1,791.85 per term.

Information Technology Fee: $86 per term. *

BYOD Fee: $150 per term. **

Incidental Fee: $75 in Level 03.

Student Activity/Sports Fee: $240.50 per term.

Student Commons/Auditorium Fee: $22 per term.

Student Centre Building Fee: $17.50 per term.

Student Experience Fee: $17 per term.

Health Plan Fee: $123.96 paid once annually. ***

A $40 graduation fee is payable in the final term.

A $20 transcript fee is payable in the first term a student attends Algonquin College.

International Students pay all relevant Canadian fees plus an International Premium of $4,775 per term.

* Students paying the Information Technology fee are provided with a network account, an email address, and Internet access. For more information please visit our website at www.algonquincollege.com/its/services/it_fee.htm.

** The BYOD Fee covers the costs associated with providing various services and software to students registered in a BYOD program.

*** Students who have coverage with another plan can request a refund by supplying the Students' Association with documentation supporting the request. This request will have to be made annually.

Books and supplies cost approximately $1,150 and are required throughout the program. Books are available for purchase at the campus bookstore. In addition, students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment and some masonry tools at a cost of approximately $1,850. A comprehensive list of the recommended tools is provided to students in August and is available online at www.algonquincollege.com/perth.

Students are required to provide or arrange transportation to and from the fieldwork component of the program. Fieldwork occurs in the final two weeks of the program (early to mid-August). Students should expect a distance of up to 60 km one way from the Campus to the worksite.

Admission Requirements 

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent).
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20, Writing: 20.
Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English and mathematics.

Application Information

Applications to full-time day programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. Applications are available online at www.ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.

Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

International applicants applying from out-of-country can obtain the International Student Application Form at xweb.algonquincollege.com/FormIE/index.aspx or by contacting the Registrar's Office.

For further information on the admissions process, contact:

Registrar's Office
Algonquin College
Perth Campus
7 Craig Street
Perth, ON K7H 1X7
Telephone: 613-267-2859
Toll-free: 1-800-565-4723

Additional Information

Part-time students are considered based on availability and previous experience in the masonry trade and/or satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses. This program complements provincial apprenticeship programs - it is not an alternative approach to achieving journeyman status. For example, in Ontario, an apprentice must complete 5,600 hours working alongside a qualified mason and prove competency in all areas of masonry and complete a schooling component. The program provides an introduction to the tools and best practices in these areas, providing a snapshot of the industry as a whole. This allows an individual entering the trade to sample these specialties and gain a wide range of skills and knowledge.

The Perth Campus is an elearning environment; to ensure your success as a student, we recommend that you bring a current laptop computer to support your studies.

Program Coordinator, at 613-267-2859 ext. 5635 or macdond@algonquincollege.com.

Awards & Bursaries

Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time