Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

ADOT Construction Academies are FREE pre-apprenticeship training programs for minorities, women, disadvantaged individuals, and veterans. The purpose of the program is to prepare individuals to enter highway construction trades or apprenticeship programs and successfully obtain journeyman status. 

Different Construction Academies are now being offered to accommodate your lifestyle! Please see our different opportunities below and choose one that most interests you!

Construction Academy #1: Highway Construction Jump Start (Full Time)

Course Duration

  • 2 weeks long
  • 8 hours per day
  • 5 days per week

Course Content/Certifications Earned

  • Construction math
  • Flagger certification
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • Construction plans reading
  • CDL permit
  • Work readiness class with resume building
  • Graduation with Career Fair


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have reliable transportation to and from class
  • Dress in an appropriate professional manner to do construction work, including: long pants, closed toed boots/shoes
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • A Valid Arizona Driver's Licence is preferred
  • Next Steps

  • Choose from one of our classes offered below
  • Each class has a limited amount of space
  • Once you submit your application for a specific class you will receive an email with your next steps; at that point you will be in “Application Received ” YellowChair
  • It will be your responsibility to complete a CDL Physical and Federal Drug Test. Once your results are verified, your seat will go from: “Application Received” to “Seat Secured”RedChair
  • Classes Offered (choose one)

Our deepest apologies. Due to Placement opportunities with our Contractors, we will be focusing our Academies to Phoenix and Tucson at this time. Please check back soon for new classes that become available.

Each class has a seat map to display current class enrollment.

 September 30th - October 11th, 2019

Graduation October 11th, 2019

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 October 28th - November 8th, 2019

Graduation November 8th, 2019

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 February 3rd - 14th, 2020

    Graduation Feb 14th 2020

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 March 2nd - 13th, 2020
(Female only Academy)
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April 6th -17 Rescheduled June 1st - 12th 2020 Tucson  
 May 11th - 22th, 2020  Phoenix RedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairYellowChairYellowChairYellowChairYellowChairYellowChairYellowChairGreenChairGreenChair
 April 6th - 17th Rescheduled June 1st - June 12  

Please check back soon for new classes that become available.

Available GreenChair  Application Received  YellowChair Secured Seat RedChair

*Students with 100% attendance will earn $200 in FREE tools upon completion!*

ON HOLD ::::Construction Academy #2: Highway Construction Masonry Program (Part Time):::: ON HOLD AT THIS TIME

This program is in partnership with Gila Community College and Eastern Arizona College. College credit for course completion is included!


It is our Deepest Apologies our Part Time academy is on hold at this time due to our contract with Gila Community College.

Please check back soon, when the contract gets signed and finalized we will update our class dates.

ON HOLD    ON HOLD AT THIS TIME we are working to get this launched as soon as possible
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Summer 2020 Prescott RedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChairRedChair

Available GreenChair  Application Received  YellowChair Secured RedChair
*Students with 100% attendance will earn $200 in FREE tools upon completion!*

Jump-start your career in one of the best industries in Arizona!

Apply Now!

Note: If you are unable to complete or submit the form online, please download it and email it as an attachment, or fax or mail it to the address noted.

*This is not an application for employment. ADOT Construction Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration.