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Program Overview

From ancient wonders of the world to modern buildings and décor, bricklayers have always made their mark on the world. Bricklayers use their keen eye for detail, creativity and specialized knowledge of brick, stone and concrete to construct, extend and repair buildings and other structures such as foundations, walls, chimneys or decorative masonry work. As new structures are built and old ones are given new life, the need for skilled masonry professionals continues to grow.

In our Bricklaying program, you’ll learn techniques for reading blueprints, cutting, mortar, wall building, masonry repair, rigging and scaffolding as well as building codes and quality standards. If you enjoy physical work, being outside and the satisfaction of seeing your work progress from first brick to finished project, enroll today to pursue a rewarding profession that allows you to play a key part in building amazing things that will last for generations.


The requirements for this certificate may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    When you graduate, you’ll be ready to work as an apprentice in residential homebuilding and renovation, institutional and commercial construction or heavy industrial construction. You could find employment with a construction company or a bricklaying or masonry contractor.

    Concrete finishers are also in-demand specialists who smooth, and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and high-rise buildings.

    After apprenticeship and certification, some entrepreneurial bricklayers also pursue self-employment by starting their own businesses.

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    Specific Considerations

    Students registered in this program should be in good physical condition, with the endurance to lift and move heavy objects repeatedly, have good hand-eye coordination and motor skills; and be able to work at heights.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    7282 - Concrete finishers
    7611 - Construction trades helpers and labourers

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