Highway Construction

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program is an intensive 12-week program to learn the skills necessary for acceptance in the trades and the opportunity for a career with high-wage earning potential.

or low out of pocket cost

Qualified applicants may have tuition and fees paid for while earning a credential. At the end of the program, participants will have received the education, experience, and connections with local employers to dive into a new career.

What Will I Learn in the Highway Construction Program?

Math for Trades

The math curriculum will focus on the fundamental concepts of basic numeric skills, measurement and conversion, and algebra and geometry. The math concepts will be supported with practical applications, on the job problem solving, and job related tasks through communication.

Job Readiness

The job readiness curriculum is designed to add to the overall success in a work environment. The workers of the future need skills that will allow them to communicate effectively with team members as well as adapt to a diverse workplace. Program will include special speakers and field trips from area IDOT contractors and trade unions.

Students will create action plans with benchmarks during this course and will be evaluated in the following areas:

Technical Skills

The technical skills curriculum will allow students to practice the principles learned in the classroom portion of the program. This part of the program will include tool usage, blueprint reading, labor extensive community service projects throughout the community, and hands-on activities at various trade unions.

Program Type

Job Placement

Work Readiness Program

Program Requirements

The highway construction program has two 12-week class sessions, Monday through Friday, in the fall and spring. The program allows for 12-15 participants in each session. Classes are held at ICC Peoria Campus, Hickory Hall.

*Funded by IL Dept. of Transportation and administered by the IL Community College Board. The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Community College Board and the participating community colleges do not guarantee employment upon a trainee’s graduation from the Highway Construction Careers Training Program.

Earn & Learn

Arbor Hall
Peoria Campus