Classes

MANDATORY TRAINING CLASSES

These classes will improve your knowledge of the Cement Masonry trade.

TRAINING LOCATIONS

5 locations offer the most comprehensive training program in the industry.

ONLINE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE

Stay safe while meeting the requirements to complete 432 classroom hours.

Journeyperson Advancement

Advancement courses for journeypersons to keep up with new techniques.

Mandatory training classes are held year-round

These classes will improve your knowledge of the Cement Masonry trade, its history and the skills you're gaining on-the-job. ** Stay Safe while training - we now offer online classes to encourage social distancing while learning. **

  • Industry Orientation
  • Production & History of Cement
  • Workplace Safety & Health (First Aid/CPR)
  • Forming, Hand & Special Tools
  • Small Engine Operation & Maintenance
  • Fundamental Math, Measuring & Estimating
  • Leveling & Transits
  • Site Layout
  • Concrete Ingredients
  • Designing Concrete Mixes
  • Specifications & Testing
  • Soil Conditions & Subgrade Preparation
  • Edge Forms on Grade
  • On Grade Curb and Curb & Gutter Forms
  • Screeds & Bulkheads
  • Placing & Leveling Concrete
  • Finishing Floors, Steps, Sidewalks & Patios
  • Power Screed & Trowel Machine Operations
  • Super Flat Floors
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Green Concrete Construction
  • Drives, Approaches, Curbs and Curb & Gutters
  • Joints in Concrete
  • Pavements
  • Curing & Protection
  • Shotcrete
  • Tilt-up Panels, Precast & Post Tensioned Concrete
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Surface Defects, Structural Repair & Grouting
  • Sealants, Epoxy Floors & Specialty Coatings
  • Underlayment/Overlayment
  • Structural Wrap
  • Exposed Aggregate Finishes
  • Decorative Sawcutting
  • Stenciling & Imprinting
  • Staining & Acid Etching
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Polished Concrete

HOURS

CLASS HOURS: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  • Carpenters Training Center, 2350 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • Cement Masons Training Center, 15825 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
  • Sacramento Training Location to be determined
  • Central Learning Adult School Site, 2698 N. Brawley, Fresno, CA 93722
  • One Labor Plaza, 900 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001
FALL 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020
September 7, 2019 December 7, 2019 March 14, 2020
September 21, 2019 December 14, 2019 March 28, 2020
October 5, 2019 January 11, 2020 April 4, 2020
October 19, 2019 January 25, 2020 April 18, 2020
November 2, 2019 February 8, 2020 May 2, 2020
November 16, 2019 February 22, 2020 May 16, 2020

Apprentices are required to:

  • Attend a Mandatory Apprentice Orientation/Safety Course in June, July or August. Apprentices will be notified of the date by mail.
  • Purchase Cement Mason Curriculum.
  • Wear appropriate clothing to each class. Tank tops, shorts, open-toed and sport shoes are prohibited.
  • Bring hard hats and safety glasses to each class.
  • Bring all required tools to each class.
  • Bring classroom materials (texts, pen/pencil, etc.) to each class.
  • Bring work record books to each class for review.

Apprentices not prepared and/or unable to participate in related training classes will be sent home, receive an unexcused absence for the day and be cited to appear before the appropriate Sub-JATC.

Apprentices arriving late will be sent home, receive an unexcused absence for the day and be cited to appear before the appropriate Sub-JATC.

Downloadable Form: Hour & Wage Scale
Downloadable Form: Schedule of Classes, 2019-2020

Journeyperson Advancement Courses

At the Northern California Cement Masons JATC, we provide advancement courses for Cement Mason journeypersons to keep up with new techniques, materials, applications and technology. Keep your skills on the cutting edge. Contact your local union office to join a course.

  • Aerial Boomlift / Work Platform
  • Architectural Patching & Sacking
  • Confined Spaces
  • DISA Safety Orientation - DSOP (Refinery Certification) (formerly BATC) - upon proof of TWIC card
  • Epoxy, Epoxy Injection & Materials
  • First Aid/CPR
  • HAZMAT
  • Laser Screed
  • Lead Abatement
  • OSHA 10 / OSHA 30
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Plan Reading
  • Polished Concrete > Structural Composites
  • Trowel Machines

applications for apprenticeship are Now Open

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