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Expertly smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, and curbs. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters. Patch voids and use saws to cut expansion joints using a variety of hand and power tools.

Career Details


Students in Advanced Cement Masonry are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Building a brick lead
  • Laying a block lead
  • General safe practices
  • Sustainable management techniques, especially as they relate to construction-phase
  • LEED points targeted for their projects

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of fields in the construction industry, depending on what they choose to specialize in. These can include block mason, cement finisher, concrete floor installer, concrete smoother, concrete stone finisher, and concrete operator. Cement masons typically work normal, full-time business hours, but occasionally are on call on the weekends to finish big projects.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete Job Corps' basic Cement Masonry career technical training program.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

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National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Physical endurance
Problem-solving skills

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