About the Highway Construction Trades Academy (HCTA) Program

  • This is a course for anyone at least 18 years old looking to work in the highway construction industry. Students may earn OSHA 10, CPR and flagger certification and CDL permit preparation, plus receive an Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operation.

    If you are interested in learning more or attending a​ Highway Construction Trades Academy, please click the interest form button below to submit your contact information to the NCDOT On-th​e-Job Training Program.​​​​​​​

 Upcoming Locations

  • Highway Construction Trades Academies are now being offered to accommodate your location and lifestyle!

    Division 7May 1st- May 12th Rockingham, NC
    Division 8 June 5th - June 16thAshboro, NC
    Division 9TBDWinston-Salem, NC
    Division 12April 17th-28th Shelby, NC
    Division 13May 15th-26thMorganton, NC​


  • This training will expose you to both theory and hands-on techniques that are commonly used in the transportation construction industry. Your future employer may or may not use all the skills you acquire. The Highway Construction Trades Academy ​is​ designed to introduce you to the latest information, techniques, and safety procedures.​

    The Federal Highway Administration, as directed by Title 23 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), requires all state highway agencies (STAs) to establish and utilize On-the-Job Training (OJT) on federal-aid funded highway construction projects. The primary reasons supporting the federal requirements are to:

    • Train and upgrade minorities, women, and disadvantaged persons to journeyman level status in the highway construction industry.
    • Establish a plentiful and well diverse pool of skilled workers for the highway construction industry; and
    • Demonstrate that equal opportunity exists in the highway construction industry.
    • Construction math
    • OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid, and Flagger Certifications
    • Intro to Earthmoving and Heavy Equipment Training
    • Intro to CDL

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    Instructors are skilled practitioners in their represented industry. They instruct classes from an outlined course recommended and approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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