Highway Construction Careers Training Program | Southwestern Illinois College

The HCCTP is a unique skills training course that also includes mathematics and reading development. This program, offered at the East St. Louis Higher Education Center, was developed jointly through SWIC’s Construction Management Technology program and the Adult Education department. The program is sponsored by The Illinois Department of Transportation and Southwestern Illinois Community College and does not guarantee employment.

Classes run year-round, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program Mission

The mission of the HCCTP is to increase minority and female participation in the construction trades. It will provide students with entry-level construction skills as well as mathematics and reading skills.


To be eligible for the free HCCTP, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a minimum TABE score of 8.0
  • Interview satisfactorily with program staff
  • Test drug free

For more information, contact:

Melissa Snelson, Construction Training Coordinator