Students who enter this trade learn the fundamental masonry skills needed to be proficient masons. Students are trained in blueprint reading, layout, level and plumb, estimating and the care and safety of hand and power tools. Learning is accomplished through a combination of classroom theory and actual hands-on project completion. Students learn to mix mortar, construct, repair and recycle materials. Students work on foundation layout, exterior and interior walls, floors, patios, arches, fireplaces, walks, columns and chimneys. The materials of the trade include brick, tile, glass block, stone, marble and concrete.