Professional training

Masonry : Bricklaying

Next sessions

New groups start every month. Contact us to choose the start date that best suits your needs!

Schedule

Individualized learning - Go at your own pace!

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location

3555 rue Rocheleau, Saint-Hubert, Qc, J3Y 4T6

Phone

450 676-3636

Duration

900 Hours / 60 Credits

Why enroll in this program?

Design and create something that will last a lifetime with our Individualized Program! Start when you’re ready and go at your own pace.

The demand for skilled Bricklayers in Quebec is high, and our graduates move on to fill that gap and work in a trade they love with a competitive salary. Learn an exciting trade with specialized teachers in a modern state-of-the-art workshop. 

With 5 campuses located on the South Shore of Montreal, ACCESS has been a resource for the Riverside School Board community for over 40 years, empowering individuals who are 16 and older in their ongoing quest for academic and professional success.

Program objectives

  • To acquire the knowledge, ability and attitudes necessary upon entering the workforce to correctly and successfully complete the tasks and activities necessary for the masonry and bricklaying trade, such as; sizing, cutting, installing with mortar, cement or other adhesive, as well as finishing joints with the following materials: different types of bricks, stone, blocks, refractory materials, prefabricated architectural cement as well as installing rigid insulation and welding anchors.
  • In order to better prepare students for the Québec workforce, the content of this program is given in both English and French!

Special features of the program

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are at least 15 years of age as at September 30 of the current school year, are registered in a concurrent admission pilot project or in the Trades and Occupations With a Promising Future training path, are vocationally mature and have obtained Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. They are pursuing their vocational training and general education (youth sector or adult sector) under concurrent admission with an integrated schedule in the Trades and Occupations with a Promising Future training path in order to earn the missing Secondary III credits required for their Diploma of Vocational Studies and their Secondary School Diploma. Authorization from the Ministère de l’Éducation is required to admit a Secondary III student registered in concurrent admission to this program.

For more information on Functional Prerequisites, please visit the InfoRouteFPT website.

Content of
program

Module title
Hours
Units
  • To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites
    30
    2
  • To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
    15
    1
  • Prepare and spread mortars
    30
    2
  • Erect scaffolding
    30
    2
  • Lay blocks and bricks to the line
    120
    8
  • Build corners with blocks and bricks
    90
    6
  • Interpret plans and specifications
    60
    4
  • Build and repair simple blockwork and brickwork
    90
    6
  • Build complex structures with masonry units
    90
    6
  • Make simple welds and cut metals
    45
    3
  • Build and repair structures with precast masonry units
    45
    3
  • Cut and lay natural and artificial stones
    90
    6
  • Build and repair chimneys and stove bases
    30
    2
  • Become familiar with the work and techniques related to refractory materials
    15
    1
  • Adapt to the work environment in masonry and bricklaying
    120
    8