Rock Valley College

Highway Construction/IDOT

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

FALL 2019 Orientation Sessions are CLOSED!

Check back for SPRING 2020 registration.

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 August 5, 2019. Orientation and Testing will begin in June 2019. Apply below.

Topics Include

Qualified Individuals Must

Career Opportunities

Math for the Trades Be interested in working in construction Plumbers and 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 and Finishers
Hands-on Projects   and more!

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


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 – Completed after orientation for those wanting to proceed
  3. Potential candidates are invited for an interview, then selections are made
  4. Drug testing
  • 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