​Masonry Apprentice Program Overview

Earn while you learn in the masonry apprenticeship program. An apprentice is someone that enrolls in a training program and receives classroom and on-the-job training (please note that Program Sponsors are responsible for coordinating OJT component) in a career field with a future. The apprenticeship program at TCC is offered at no tuition cost to apprentices.

Prior to being accepted into an apprenticeship program a potential student must make application to the Apprenticeship Program Sponsor, the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Education Foundation (FMAEF).

Masonry Apprenticeship Program Frequently Asked Questions

Additionally, potential students must complete a TCC Application and be accepted by the College for admittance prior to registration.

Course Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply.

Course Details

  • Three-year program to completion
    • One year is made up of two 4-month semesters + a 4-month summer break
  • Classes are held once a week in the evening
  • Class duration is four hours each class
  • The mason apprentice program is provided at no tuition cost to the apprentice.

Career Outlook

As a mason apprentice in training, you will learn the trade faster and safer and have a better chance to advance as a foreman or supervisor based on your skill level. With a good attendance record and command of necessary skills, apprentices can enjoy increases in salary. As an apprentice, you will learn to do the job right the first time by a qualified instructor called a Journey Person. 

The skills you learn in the 3-year program will set you up for a career for life that you can take anywhere in the world for employment. Through classroom training, you will learn about tools, materials, layout for block and brick, and blueprint reading. Job safety is also taught to develop good work and life skills.

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For more information ​about the Masonry Apprenticeship (FMAEF) Program, contact Robert Melgaard at

The Masonry Apprenticeship program is an eligible Veteran Affairs (VA) approved program. VA approval is not through TCC. Please contact Al Herndon (904) 838-6531 for more information on VA benefits for the Masonry Apprenticeship program.