Masonry

Certificate program (NITA)

Certificate 5 terms

About Masonry programme

Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves.

Masonry Construction provides the opportunity to develop the skills of a proficient mason, from the simple spreading of mortar to the complex construction of an inside fireplace. These skills are developed by practice projects, which are preceded by theory lectures and demonstrations.

The common materials of masonry construction are brick, building stone such as marble, granite, and limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, and adobe. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can substantially affect the durability of the overall masonry construction. 

This craft certificate in masonry course will introduce you to the masonry trade including its history, the essential considerations of masonry materials, tools, and equipment, as well as drawings and measurements used in the field. By the end of the course, you will have improved your professional skills and be much more prepared to grow your career in masonry.

Since a large part of masonry work is decorative as well as functional, special emphasis is placed on appreciation of the beauty and permanence of brickwork and on the development of pride in good workmanship.
Students find employment in the field as masons, and, with experience, as forepersons or superintendents. Many masons are self-employed.

Entry requirements for Masonry

KCSE Mean Grade D-(Minus) or equivalent

Colleges offering Masonry

Masonry

Sagalla Vocational Training Center
Taita Taveta County

Masonry

Severin Craftsman Training Centre
Mombasa County

Masonry

Nairobi Industrial Institute
Nairobi County

Masonry

Ukunda Vocational Training Center
Kwale County

Masonry

Kagundu Ini Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Masonry

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County

Masonry

Keveye Vocational Training Center
Vihiga County

Masonry

Beacon Technical Training Institute
Kajiado County

Masonry

Lunga Youth Polytechnic
Kisumu County

Masonry

Sensei Institute of Technology
Nakuru County

Masonry

Don Bosco Boys Technical Training Centre
Nairobi County

Masonry

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Masonry

St. Kizito Training Center Utawala
Nairobi County

Masonry

Ahmed Shahame Mwidani Technical and Vocational College
Mombasa County

Masonry

Kisauni Youth Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Masonry

Nakuru Training Institute (NTI)
Nakuru County

Masonry

Sergoek Vocational Training Center
Uasin Gishu County

Masonry

AIC Kima Technical College
Makueni County

Masonry

KUAP Vocational Training Center
Kisumu County

Masonry

Mukangu Vocational Training Center
Muranga County