Masonry, Plumbing, and Mechanical Systems

Masonry, Plumbing, and Mechanical Systems

The Masonry, Plumbing, and Mechanical Systems program will provide students with fundamental skills in multiple areas of the construction trades pathway. The emphasis of the program is to equip students with employable skills while helping them find a career path that they enjoy.


In this section students will be introduced to the materials, methods, and equipment used in the masonry field. They will learn the physical attributes of masonry materials and the tools required in masonry construction. Students will learn the principles necessary to construct structures with a variety of brick and block materials.


Students will select materials and assemble simple copper and plastic plumbing applications for both supply and drains. They will also be introduced to advanced residential and commercial plumbing systems. Installation and maintenance of water supply, wastewater and fuel supply components following codes and municipal building standards will be covered.


While studying mechanical systems, students will learn the physical principles and fundamental skills across basic systems in construction. Students will select materials, assemble, and test basic electrical circuits. They will also perform simple maintenance of electric motors, and electric fixtures.

Career Opportunities

  • Mason
  • Plumber
  • Building Maintenance
  • Grounds Maintenance 

Certifications Earned

  • OSHA 10 Hour
  • Boom Lift Certification
  • Skid Steer Certification 
  • Forklift Operator

Additional Skills Learned

  • Basic safety
  • Construction math
  • Hand and power tool operation
  • Blueprint reading
  • Material handling
  • Communication
  • Employability skills
  • Safe and green construction practices

Our Instructor

Frank Segreti, Level I & II Instructor
[email protected] 
937.778.1980 x755

Career Technical Student Organization

Students in this program are members of the Upper Valley Career Center Skills USA Chapter.

Skills USA Mission:
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
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