Rock Valley College

Highway Construction/IDOT

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

Registration for SPRING 2019 is OPEN!

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 apprenticeship readiness training with the goal of applying for and obtaining an apprenticeship in the building trades.

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 4, 2019. Orientation and Testing will begin in January 2019. Apply below.

Topics Include

Qualified Individuals Must

Career Opportunities

Math for the Trades Have an interest in working in the
construction trades
Plumbers and Pipefitters
Job Readiness Be at least 18 years old Carpenters
Blueprint Reading Have a High School Diploma or GED Laborers
OSHA 10-hour Certification Have a valid Driver's License Cement Masons
Welding Have reliable transportation Electricians
Heavy Equipment Operation Have reliable childcare Equipment Operators
Hands-on Projects Be drug-free (tested) Painters and Finishers
    and more!
Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) Collage of Students

Applying to HCCTP requires several steps, beginning with an Orientation/Testing session.

  • Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m.     CLOSED - NO SEATS AVAILABLE
  • Wednesday, January 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 24 at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, January 25 at 2 p.m.  CLOSED - NO SEATS AVAILABLE
  • Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m.

Application Checklist

  1. Register for and attend an Orientation Session.
    *NOTE: All Orientation Sessions are in Rm. 129 at RVC’s Stenstrom Center for Career Education (SCCE) located at 4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109
  2. Math and Reading Testing – Taken after orientation for those wanting to proceed
  3. Potential candidates are invited for an interview, then selections are made
  4. Drug testing
  5. Once all steps have been completed, we will notify accepted candidates


*PLEASE NOTE: Late arrivals will not be admitted!