The Tilesetter program is designed to teach a student how to prepare bases, including waterproof membranes, metal lath and fasteners, back-up materials pertaining to tile, mixing and use of cement motars. A student will learn how to apply vitreous tile, quarry tile, ceramic tile, terrazzo tile, quartzite tile, glass tile, ceramic veneer tile, granite, and slate.

The Tilesetter Program will generally take a student 3 years to complete. Approx. 12 weeks of the program is designated to in-class study.


Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Tapers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.3%
Self Employed: 23.0%
Unemployment Rate: 8.3%
Employed Part Time: 6.1%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tile and Marble Setters
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 15.4%
Self Employed: 33.8%
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Employed Part Time: 7.2%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Wage: $29,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.0%
Self Employed: 3.0%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training