Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is a twelve-week program. The programs run Monday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for individuals interested in getting into an apprenticeship program with any of the construction trades. The next class will begin on July 6, 2020. Registration will open April 2020.


Registration for the Spring Class is closed. Summer Registration will open April 2020.


The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is intended to help women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals gain acceptance into the construction trades. The admission process is extremely competitive and not all who apply will be accepted. There is no cost to the program! (Program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.) Students will be paid a stipend for each FULL hour of training completed to help with expenses.

Interested candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma/GED®, a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a drug test!

The application process starts at the mandatory one hour Informational Orientation followed directly by assessment testing. The applicant needs to score at least a seventh-grade level to be considered for the program. Those who pass the assessment test will be moved into the interview round. After interviews, a selection of candidates will be sent for mandatory Drug Screening. Once all steps have been completed we will notify accepted candidates.

PLEASE NOTE: Orientations are NOT held on South Suburban College’s Main Campus. They are held at the Oak Forest Center located at 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest.