Students need to contact the Registrars Office, Financial Aid, and the Highway Construction Training Program prior to admittance to the program. A student must receive a “C” or better in all required courses to graduate. In addition to regular college admission requirements and prior to enrolling into the Highway Construction Training Program, students must provide HCT with the following:

  • Complete HCT admission application
  • A completed Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) physical with wallet card
  • Copy of current Montana Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card, non-laminated
  • Complete D.O.T. Drug Analysis Screen
  • T.A.B.E. Test completed with minimum scores of: Reading – 484; Math – 473; Language – 505

The Department of Transportation (DOT) physicalneeds to be completed by your physician on a DOT long form with wallet card provided by your physician and returned to the HCT office. The DOT drug screen is taken separately from the DOT physical and can be completed by the lab in a hospital where you live and mailed to the Personnel Director at Salish Kootenai College. Please be advised that this program will not accept any drug screen taken prior to 30 days before school starts.

Note: Students should be advised that some companies that hire CDL drivers require the following: 23 years of age, no DUIs in the past 7 years, no more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years, and a pre-employment drug screen. Preference for admission is given to American Indians documenting tribal membership or descendency (traceable to second generation). Non-Indian students are admitted, as space is available.


In addition to the college tuition and fees, students will want to account for the following additional costs:

  • Lab fees -$200 per quarter;
  • Books – up to $200;
  • CDL Test Fee – up to $51
  • D.O.T. Physical Exam – up to $80;
  • DOT drug screen-up to $80.

(Please note: costs other than lab fees are approximate. Students are encouraged to contact the HCT office for more details.)