Rock Valley College

Highway Construction/IDOT

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)




The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) aims to help women, underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals gain acceptance into the construction trades. During the 14 week class, participants will engage in 450 hours of skilled-trades preparation and apprenticeship readiness training with the goal of applying for and obtaining local union apprenticeship opportunities.

HCCTP is offered twice a year (Fall and Spring) and the admission process is competitive—not all who apply will be accepted.

HCCTP is at no cost to the participant as it is funded entirely by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The next class begins March 7, 2022. Information and Testing Sessions begin in January 2022. Seats will be limited.

Topics Include

Qualified Individuals Must

Career Opportunities

Math for the Trades Be interested in working in construction Plumbers & Pipefitters
Life Skills Be at least 18 years old Carpenters
Job Readiness Have a High School Diploma or GED Laborers
Blueprint Reading Have a valid Driver's License Cement Masons
OSHA 10-hour Have reliable transportation Electricians
Welding Have reliable childcare Equipment Operators
Equipment Operation Be drug-free (tested) Painters & Finishers
Hands-on Projects 7th grade Math level equivalency and more!


Application Checklist

  1. Register for and attend an Information Session for one of the open date/time slots                                       Monday, January 24th at 10 AM                                                                                                                                           Monday, January 24th at 6 PM                                                                                                                                       
  2. Math and Reading Testing – Completed same day as session for those wanting to proceed
  3. Potential candidates are invited for an Interview
  4. Drug Testing
  • HCCTP Students On-Site 2020
  • HCCTP Student Working Hands On
  • Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) Image 1
  • HCCTP Students Drilling on site
  • HCCTP students pouring concrete
  • HCCTP Student leaning on fence
  • HCCTP student
  • Students measuring wood
  • Student shoveling

Please register below

No e-mail will follow your submission. Mark down your session date and time. Seat confirmation will be sent closer to January.