Rock Valley College

Highway Construction/IDOT

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) Courses Collage


Complete and submit the form below to reserve a seat for a selected Information/Testing Session.

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) aims to help women, minorities, and 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 on March 1, 2021. Check requirements and follow the necessary steps listed below if interested in applying. 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   and more!

Applying to HCCTP requires several steps, beginning with a mandatory Information/Testing Session.

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th. @ 10 AM
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st. @ 2 PM
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 25th. @ 10 AM
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 25th. @ 6 PM

Application Checklist

  1. Register for and attend an Information Session
  2. Math and Reading Testing – Completed after a 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 Pour
  • HCCTP Course at RVC
  • Female Construction Worker for HCCTP
  • HCCTP Instructor Teaching on RVC's project
  • HCCTP Students Posing during an RVC campus project
  • HCCTP Students Drilling on site

Register below for an Information/Testing Session: