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Construction Technology Highway Construction Careers Training Program

Continuing Education Certificate (CEC)

This program aims to increase the number of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals working on IDOT highway construction projects. Career services are provided, however, employment is not guaranteed.  
   
In addition to  getting a foot in the door in the construction industry, developing contacts, and mastering building techniques, qualified students will also enjoy program benefits, including boots, tools, and a stipend.     
        
Students should expect to spend eight hours a day, five days a week learning construction techniques, and must commit to participating in all 16 weeks of the HCCTP training program.        
   
Program Start Date  
The next program start date is January 12, 2018.

How to Apply
 

Details: Continuing Education Certificate (CEC)

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Prerequisites

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Students must apply for​ and be accepted into this program. 

The application includes the following:
  • test of basic english and math skills
  • drug test
  • in-person interview
Applicants must have a driver's license and GED, high school diploma, or college transcripts.

Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

20 CH

In addition to the following classes, students will take a basic computer technology class.

Business and CommercialTechTC1
330BSCM 532-1
Basic Computer Technology 1
Course provides students with an overview of the basic computer concepts and terminology, the internet and the Microsoft Office applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Technology 332
332TECH 409
Construction Safety 1
This course is intended to provide the student with a basic understanding of safety practices found in the construction industry. Emphasis will be placed upon those areas in construction that are most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon successful completion, students will be issued the OSHA construction safety and health 10-hour course completion card. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 410
Interior Construction I 4
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to practice and master the task required for entry level carpentry positions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 429-1
Basic Math & Specifications 2
This course is designee to teach basic applications of mathematics pertinent to the trade. Emphasis will be placed on actual measurements and calculations, different types of specifications used in the building industry as related to the trade. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 432
Basic Arc Welding 1
In this course, the student will concentrate and master basic welding skills and techniques. An overview of the safety rules and procedures will also be provided. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 448-1
Vocational Physical Training I 1
Vocational Physical Training focus on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students learn the basic of nutrition and how what we eat fuels our bodies. Students will learn proper techniques to stretch, warm up and physically train. Emphasis is given to cardiovascular training as well as leg and upper body strength. Instructors work with students to overcome physical challenges and fears for basic pole climbing. Student must earn a "C" or better in course to advance to Vocational Physical Training II. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 462
Vocational Physical Training II 1
Vocational Physical Training focuses on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students will build upon the skills developed in Vocational Physical Training I. Students will learn how to select foods to provide optimum health and the best sources of energy. Students will learn how to read labels and how to use food to cleanse and maintain overall health. Students will build upon techniques for stretching, warming up and physical training. Student must earn a grade of C or better in course to advance to Vocational Physical Training III. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 448.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 463
Vocational Physical Training III 1
Vocational Physical Training focuses on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students will build upon the skills developed in Vocational Physical Training II. Students will learn how to produce ideal body composition through food intake and how to balance other physical dimensions of self through physical activities. Students will learn advanced techniques to stretch, warm up and physically train. Student must earn a C or better to satisfy course and certificate completion. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 462.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 581
Concrete Framing 2
This course will acquaint the student with industry terminology, the tools used in the trade, and safety procedures. Instruction and demonstration will introduce the student to the application of footings, foundation walls, and slab, and stair construction. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 582
Residential Carpentry 2
Training consists of an orientation into the field of carpentry, industry terminology, and the discipline and the uses of tools of the trade. Students will receive hands-on training in the recognition and application of the materials used in residential structures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 583
Basic Hand Tools 2
This course is designed to introduce students to the operation and safe use of various types of hand tools. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 767
Blueprint Reading I 2
Introduce students to construction blueprints and specifications. Emphasis on how to read and understand all types of working drawings used in the construction industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

  CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Thank you for your interest in the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Dawson Technical Institute (DTI), part of Kennedy-King College and City Colleges of Chicago.

DTI is an occupational training center recognized for providing top quality job training and construction industry career development. At the end of the program, students are ready to start careers with contractors and area unions.
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