VCT 154 Introduction to Masonry

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: VCT154 Introduction to Masonry

Campus: CTEC

Initiator: Xavier Yarofmal

Date: 03/07/20

Course description

This course provides the student with knowledge and experience in the preparation of various types of mortar and concrete and handling and placement of masonry units. Instruction will also include the care and safe use of masonry hand tools and power equipment.

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

   

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

3

x

16

x

48

=

3

Laboratory

   

x

 

x

 

=

 

Workshop

   

x

 

x

 

=

 
         

Total Semester

Credits

 

3

                     

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[ x] Certificate

[ ] Other

 

PREREQUISITES: .VSP153a Industrial Safety

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

Program

#2 - Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.

Cabinetmaking/Furniture Making

#3 - Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.

 

CAC Chair signatures:_______________ Date recommended:_________________

VPIA signature::___________________ Date approved:___________________

 

1. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES(Check all that apply)

[ ] 1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
[x] 2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.
[x] 3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
[x] 4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.
[ ] 5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.
[ ] 6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
[x] 7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.
[ ] 8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2. PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Carpentry trade.
  2. Use competently specified hand and power tools.
  3. Perform basic hand skills in constructing projects to given specifications.
  4. Interpret construction information from blueprint drawings.
  5. Participate in the construction industry.

3.COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles of masonry construction.
  2. Describe the purpose of mortar and its composition.
  3. Use masonry hand tools competently.
  4. Identify and apply different types of brick and block bonds.
  5. Construct a simple wall

4.COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMESCSLOs)-SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Describe the principles of masonry construction.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)
ISLO PSLO Assessment Strategies
1.1 Describe how masonry units are made. 3,4,7 4 Student will be given a quiz using a rubric to determine their knowledge about how masonry units are made in the construction industry.
1.2 Describe the types of masonry units
(e.g. concrete blocks and bricks) used in the construction industry.
3,4,7 4 Student will be given a quiz using a rubric to determine their knowledge about the types of masonry used in the construction industry.
CSLO (General) 2: Describe the purpose of mortar and its composition.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)
ISLO PSLO Assessment Strategies
2.1 Describe the purpose of mortar. 3,4,7 3 In a written quiz, student will describe the purpose of mortar. Checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
2.2 Describe the composition of mortar. 3,4,7 3 In a written quiz, student will describe the elements in mortar. Checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
CSLO (General) 3: Use masonry hand tools competently.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)
ISLO PSLO Assessment Strategies
3.1 Demonstrate the proper use of mason’s brick hammers and chisels. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of brick hammers and chisels. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO
3.2 Demonstrate the proper use of mason’s rules and levels. 3,4, 7* 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of brick mason’s rules and levels. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
3.3 Demonstrate the proper use of mason’s trowels and jointers. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of mason’s trowels and jointers. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
3.4 Demonstrate the proper use of mason’s lines and brick tongs. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of brick mason’s lines and brick tongs. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
CSLO (General) 4: Identify and apply different types of brick and block bonds.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)
ISLO PSLO Assessment Strategies
4.1 Demonstrate the proper use of metal ties or wires. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of metal ties or wires. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
4.2 Demonstrate the proper use of anchors. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of anchors. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
4.3 Demonstrate the proper use of joint reinforcement. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will demonstrate the proper use of joint reinforcement. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
CSLO (General) 5: Construct a simple wall.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)
ISLO PSLO Assessment Strategies
5.1 Select proper mason’s tools and equipment to lay a block wall. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will select the proper mason’s tools and equipment to lay a block wall. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
5.2 Prepare the surface for the blocks to be laid. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will prepare the surface for laying blocks. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
5.3 Mix mortar suitable for a simple wall. 3,4,7 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will mix mortar for a simple wall. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.
5.4 Lay blocks for a simple wall. 3,4,7* 2,3 Through direct observation of practical skills, student will lay blocks for a simple wall. A checklist will be used to assess this SLO.

5.COURSE CONTENTS

  1. Structural foundation
  2. Masonry construction
  3. Wood construction
  4. Steel construction
  5. Concrete construction

6.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

[X] Lecture [ ] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [X] In-class exercises

[X] Audio visual [X] Demonstrations

[ ] Other

7.REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

  • Kicklighter, E. C., (1991), Modern Masonry- brick, block, stone. Illinois: The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc. (or most the latest edition).
  • Portland cement, sand, and gravel.

8.REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Hardware and manufacturers manuals

9.INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

  • None

10.EVALUATION

  • Students majoring in the carpentry program must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course. Summative assessment will be based on the midterm exam, final exam,
    and final practical project.

11.CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

  • None
VCT 154 Endorsed by CC: 11/25/21
 

Approved by VPIA: 11/25/21

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