Rockford Career College

Rockford Career College offers Associate Degree and Diploma programs; including veterinary, medical, Rockford Campus1130 S Alpine Rd #100,Rockford, IL 61108

For more than 160 years, Rockford Career College has helped thousands by giving them the skills to succeed. As an established, nationally-accredited two-year college, Rockford Career College offers programs in five general occupational clusters:- Business Administration/Accounting- Legal Studies - Health Sciences- Animal Sciences and Skilled Trades. Each of these areas all have exceptional career

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02/08/2024

Due to the unexpected power outage in the mall, Rockford Career College will be switching to REMOTE LEARNING for all evening classes and appointments on February 8th, 2024. Please check your moodle shells for additional directions, and thank you for your patience!

01/16/2024

Rockford Career College will be closed Tuesday, January 16th, due to the extreme wind chill factor. All daytime and evening classes and appointments will be held remotely.

01/14/2024

Rockford Career College will be closed on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 8am.

01/11/2024

Rockford Career College will be closed for business on Friday, January 12th, due to the winter storm. All appointments will be held remotely. Thank you, and have a cozy weekend!

01/09/2024

Due to the Winter Storm, the Rockford Career College campus will be closed on Tuesday, January 9th. All classes and appointments will be held remotely. Please check your SuperMoodle for Zoom links. We plan to be open as scheduled on Wednesday, January 10th.

Thank you, and stay safe and warm!

12/20/2023

Shout out to Jake’s Electric for giving our Electrical students the gift of a presentation regarding the current field needs and a background of what it’s like to work for Jake’s. We appreciate our partnership with you and all you offer to our graduates!”

11/10/2023

Veterans, we honor you and are so thankful for your service. Thank you for your courage, dedication and hard work. And thanks to the military families for their support, resilience and sacrifice.

11/08/2023

Kaney, Inc. came to campus today to speak with the electrical students about opportunities in their field. Students from all stages of their program were welcome to attend, as well as graduates. We are grateful for Denise from Kaney and the beginning of this wonderful partnership!

08/21/2023

🌟 Exciting Update from Rockford Career College! 🌟

Hey everyone, it's time to celebrate a cluckin' awesome day at RCC! Danielle, our Dean of Academic Affairs & Vice President, had an egg-citing experience last week – she got to hold a chicken! 🐣🤗 But hold your horses, there's more to the story!

Danielle wasn't just embracing her inner farmer – she's welcoming some brand-new "chicks" to our vet tech family! 🐥🦴 That's right, the fur (or should we say feathers?) family is expanding, and our vet tech program is ready to hatch some amazing careers! 🐶🐱🐰

Remember, whether it's chickens, cats, dogs, or any critter in between, our vet tech program is all about creating skilled and compassionate animal caregivers! 🦜🐍🐾

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes peeks into the adventures at RCC! Drop a 🐔 in the comments to show your love for our amazing Dean and the whole vet tech crew! 💌🎈

08/14/2023

Last Thursday was RCC's annual student appreciation event “Thrill on the Grill!” Our Trades students made all of our game stations, including wooden connect 4, life-size Jenga, and of course, our annual dunk tank. Students spent the week nominating their instructors, and we had a huge turnout for the event.

A big thank you to Zippy Hot Dogs food truck for their amazing lunch and signature Chicago Style hot dogs. They were a huge hit. Also, shout out to our Dunk Tank Crew: Andrew Crouse-Electrical Instructor, Brandon Ralston-HVAC Instructor, Tony York-Electrical Instructor, Tyler Rusk-Admission Advisor.

Fun was had by all, and of course, RCC is so much more than just an education, we are family!

If you missed out on the fun, don't worry! We're always showing appreciation for our students, staff and faculty. In the meantime, be sure to follow us for updates on all things RCC!

08/04/2023

Exciting News! 🚀🌟 Rockford Career College is on a mission to spread the love of learning and help students succeed! 📚✏️ We're teaming up with RESA Middle School to send them much-needed school supplies. But we need YOUR help to make this happen! 🤝❤️

Let's equip these young minds with the tools they need to excel in their education. From pencils to pens, highlighters to notebooks, folders, colored pencils, and art supplies, every contribution counts! 🎨📝 Your generosity will have a direct impact on these students' lives, empowering them to reach for the stars! 🌟🌈

Join us in making a difference and making education accessible for all. 🙌💪 Together, we can create a brighter future for these amazing students. 🌞📚

Drop off your donations at Rockford Career College today and be part of this amazing initiative! 🏫📬 Let's spread the word and make this campaign a huge success! 💯🎉

07/19/2023

Hey RCC fam! We've got some wild news to shell-abrate 🎉 Andrea, our vet tech instructor, brought in a BABY SNAPPING TURTLE yesterday, and it made our day! 💚🐢

So, where did Andrea come across this little guy? 🏞️🐢 You won't believe it – she found this cutie in the creek and thought it'd be a fin-tastic idea to let our students meet their newest campus mate. Pictured here is Amber, our superstar sonography student ambassador and part-time front desk whiz! 🏫🤩

Let's give Amber and Andrea a big round of applause 👏 for bringing us this turtle-ly awesome experience! 🐢❤️ We're all about learning and exploring here at RCC, and this is an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with Mother Nature's wonders 🌿🌎

Remember, folks, it was just a temporary visit – our tiny turtle friend was released back into the wild after the day 🌊🏞️ As always, we believe in giving back to our furry and scaly pals 🐾🐢 Let's cherish these unforgettable moments and continue embracing nature's incredible surprises! 🌳💚

07/17/2023

Another phenomenal RCC Orientation is in the books! Thank you to everyone who showed up last week and helped change our students' lives at Rockford Career College! 🙌🏽💙

📣 Let's give a special shout-out to some fantastic individuals who went above and beyond:

Amber deserves a huge round of applause for prepping over 150 new student folders! Every student, whether on-ground or online, received a folder full of helpful information about RCC. You rock, Amber! 📂👏🏽

Tyler, with the help of Julie, Sharitta, and Kristen, set up the tables and amazing decorations for orientation. Also, the atrium had such a fun feel, thanks to Carol and Leticia! 🎊💃🎈

Three of our online students participated in the festivities, joining their Zoom orientation led by our amazing student services officers, Tuere and Angie! It's great to see our online starts seamlessly blending with our on-ground community. 🖥️👩‍🎓👨‍🎓

The "My Why" wall was filled with hopes, dreams, and the things that drive our students to attend school. It's inspiring to see their passion and determination! 🌠🔥

Thank you to everyone who stepped up and helped make Orientation Day a success: admissions, student services, career services, student ambassadors, program leads, and anyone else we missed. We appreciate you all! 💚🙏🏽💙

And to our new students, whose classes started today, we're thrilled to have your bright minds join the Rockford Career College community. We will embark on a transformative educational experience filled with growth, knowledge, and endless possibilities. 🙌❤️

Stay tuned as we share more exciting moments from their RCC journey! Let's give a big shoutout to all the new students and wish them the best as they take their first steps toward a brighter future. 🎉🎓✨

Photos from Rockford Career College's post 07/13/2023

What a day it was at our Welding Career Day last Friday! We're still buzzing with excitement! Huge thanks to everyone who made it a smashing success. 🎉🙌🔥💪

We welcomed 8 potential students, and guess what? Three signed up on the spot! More good news awaits, as three others are eagerly awaiting financial aid and parental support. We've got your back every step of the way! 📝🎓🤝💸

But hold on tight, folks! This was just the beginning. Friday marked the first of many career days to come. We're on an upward trajectory! 🚀✨

For those who couldn't make it, fret not! We covered everything about our RCC Welding Program, showcased the magic of Mig and Tig welding, and wowed everyone with oxy-fuel cutting. And to keep our energy high, we indulged in delicious pizza and snacks. Learning can be tasty too! 🍕😋🔥

But the most incredible part? We ignited a journey that will change lives! Every attendee left feeling inspired, ready to take the next steps with our dedicated admission advisors. The future shines brightly! 🌟💯💪💥

Let's give a round of applause to our superstar team members who made this day unforgettable: 👏👏

📸 Amber, your phenomenal photos of Brandon will make waves. We can't wait to share them with the world. 📷🌟

📚 Tyisha, your awesome flyer made our welding program a breeze to understand. You're a rockstar! 📝🤘

💸 A big shout-out to our amazing financial aid team! You were there for every student. You're the real MVPs! 💰👏

🙌 Carol, Bri, and Tyler, thanks for your hard work in setting up and tearing down. Teamwork makes the dream work! 💪💼

And last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to our incredible welding instructors, students, and graduates who volunteered their time. You embody passion and dedication! 🔥🔥

We're excited to see what the future holds for our aspiring welders. Your dreams are within reach, and we're here to support you every step of the way! Together, let's make magic happen! ✨💪

07/12/2023

🎓 Get ready to embark on an incredible journey at our virtual orientation later today, July 12th 🚀

🤝 This is your chance to connect with fellow onboarding students and our dedicated staff. Together, we'll forge meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and create a supportive community that will last throughout your college experience.

💡 Our advisors will be there every step of the way, sharing their invaluable experiences and insights. They'll guide you through the ins and outs of college life, helping you navigate exciting opportunities and overcome any challenges that come your way.

🌐 The best part? Incoming students can participate in our online orientation from the comfort of your own home! No matter where you are, we're bringing the college experience directly to you, ensuring you have all the resources and support you need to succeed.

🗓️ Our virtual orientation is just around the corner, and we can't wait to meet you and kickstart this incredible chapter together.

07/04/2023

On this special day, Rockford Career College joins the nation in celebrating the spirit of freedom, unity, and opportunity that defines the United States of America. 🗽✨

As we gather with family and friends to commemorate July 4th, let us reflect on our great nation's remarkable journey. From signing the Declaration of Independence to pursuing liberty and justice for all, we stand proud as Americans. 🎇🗽

At Rockford Career College, we are honored to participate in pursuing the American Dream. We strive to provide quality education and training, empowering individuals to pursue their passions, achieve their goals, and contribute to the prosperity of our nation. 🎓🌟

Whether you're an aspiring professional, a dedicated student, or a valued Rockford Career College community member, we appreciate your commitment and dedication. Your pursuit of knowledge and your drive to make a difference embodies the spirit of America's ingenuity and boundless possibilities. 🌟🙌

From all of us at Rockford Career College, we wish you a joyful and safe Independence Day! May your celebrations be filled with laughter, love, and the freedom to dream big. 🎆🇺🇸

Photos from Rockford Career College's post 06/30/2023

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Let's give a warm shout-out to Andrea Bledsoe, our fantastic Veterinary Technology Program Lead Instructor! 🐾🎓

Andrea Bledsoe, CVT, is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from Parkland College in 2004. With her extensive experience working at local vet clinics since graduation, she brings a wealth of real-life stories and experiences to our Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program. 🐶🐱

Rockford Career College's Veterinary Technician Program, delivered through a hybrid method, offers a comprehensive curriculum spanning 24 months. With a total of 114.5 credits, this program provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge for a successful career in veterinary technology. 📚✨

Upon completion, you'll have various exciting career options, including Veterinary Hospitals, On-site Veterinary Services, and Animal Hospitals and Shelters. The industry is booming, as pet owners are projected to spend over $143 billion on their beloved companions this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. 🐾💼

Furthermore, the employment outlook is highly favorable and is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in the next decade. Pursuing a career in veterinary technology opens doors to a stable and expanding industry. 📈🌟

Beyond her professional expertise, Andrea's love for the great outdoors shines through her passion for fishing and playing in the creek. She has also discovered her artistic side, painting beautiful artworks and hiding "kindness" rocks for others to enjoy. 🎣🎨🌸

Join us in celebrating Andrea's vibrant spirit and her invaluable contributions to our Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program. Drop a comment below to share your appreciation or ask any questions you may have. Together, let's unleash your potential in the world of veterinary technology! 🐾🎓

06/29/2023

🎉 From Front Desk to Future Nurse! 🎉

Join us in celebrating Angela's incredible journey at Rockford Career College as she transitions from the front desk to pursuing her dream of becoming a licensed practical nurse! 🎓🩺 After recently graduating, Angela's story is an inspiring testament to personal growth, academic achievements, and the unwavering support of our tight-knit community. 💪💙

🌟 Angela's dedication and hard work have propelled her forward, and we couldn't be prouder of her accomplishments. She's a shining example of the transformative power of education and the doors it can open. Read her story on our latest blog: https://bit.ly/RCC-Angela 🚪📚

At Rockford Career College, we believe in connecting, inspiring, and uplifting one another. We're here to help you achieve your goals and embark on your own success story. Join our community today and let us guide you on your journey to a fulfilling career in nursing. 💙💉

06/27/2023

"What I like most about Rockford Career College is that it made it very accessible for me to go to school, work, take care of kids, and home at the same time. If I had to recommend RCC to my best friend, I would definitely say go for it. You'll definitely like how they do things here. They are very dependable. They reach out to you and they'll get you started on your way."

06/19/2023

🔗 Juneteenth: Embracing Freedom and Celebrating Progress 🔗

Today, we honor Juneteenth, a significant milestone in the fight for freedom, equality, and justice. It's a reminder that progress takes time and collective effort.

On this Juneteenth, let's celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history. But let's also acknowledge the work that lies ahead, as we strive to address systemic challenges and promote lasting change.

We stand in solidarity with the Black community, committing to fight racism and build a more inclusive society. Happy Juneteenth to all who cherish this important day.

Photos from Rockford Career College's post 06/17/2023

📢 Join the RCC fam at the 🐾 2023 PET WELLNESS EXPO 🐾 in Rockford happening now! 🎉 Get pampered with FREE nail trims for your fur babies! Plus, any donations given will support HooHaven.org 🙏 Don't miss this ongoing event filled with pet therapy, local businesses, food, and more! 🐕🎶🍗 Hurry over to 419 N. Mulford Rd. (until 4 p.m.) and bring your friends and furry pals for a day of fun, love, and furry joy! ❤️🥳

06/15/2023

📢 Hey RCC fam! 🎉🐾

🌟 Get ready for an incredible event that will make your tails wag! 🌟 Join Andrea, our amazing Veterinary Technician Program Lead, and our talented RCC students at the 🐾 2023 PET WELLNESS EXPO 🐾 in Rockford this Saturday, June 17th from 10-4! 🎉

Nail trims are on the house for our furry friends! 🎁❤️ So bring your fur babies along for some pampering (donations appreciated 🙏) at our booth! All donated proceeds will benefit Hoo Haven, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned North American Wildlife.

Let the good vibes roll as we support a pawsome cause! 🌟🐕 We're donating our time to make a difference in the lives of pets, and we want you to be a part of it! 💪❤️

📍 Location: 419 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford

Get ready to have a blast exploring Salt+Sol's New Pet Therapy Room! Take a tour, discover fabulous local pet businesses, and indulge in yummy food, groovy tunes, and awesome pet snacks, accessories, and toys! 🎶🍗🎉

Get amazed by pet artists, discover the wonders of laser therapy, and let your furry pals enjoy a relaxing nail trimming session! 🐾💅 It's a day full of excitement and fur-tastic experiences!

Don't miss out on this free event that's open to everyone! 🎉 Bring your friends, family, and four-legged buddies for an unforgettable day of fun, love, and furry joy! 🥳❤️

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06/12/2023

🌟 Welcome, new students of Rockford Career College! 🎉✨ Remember this day! As your new program starts, today marks the beginning of your journey towards success. Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure where endless possibilities await you! 🚀🔥

Remember, success is not just a destination, but a thrilling journey of growth and achievement. Stay committed to your goals, celebrate every milestone, and keep moving forward. 🏆💪

Embrace the opportunities for personal and professional development that await you. Dream big, work hard, and unleash your full potential! 💫✨

Today, we celebrate your determination, your ambition, and the incredible adventure that lies ahead. 🎓🌟 Welcome to RCC, where your future begins now! 🎉🎓

06/10/2023

Hey Rockford Career College students! We've got someone awesome to introduce to you: Danielle Harriott, our incredible 🌟 Dean of Academic Affairs & Vice President 🎓 of Rockford Career College.

Danielle knows firsthand the power of finding a career you love. As an RCC alumna, she graduated in '97 with a Paralegal degree from Rockford Business College. With over 17 years in the paralegal field and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, she's the real deal. 💼🎓

But here's the best part: Danielle's passion lies in helping YOU reach your career goals. She started teaching in 2012 and fell in love with it. Now, she's your advocate, mentor, and cheerleader, guiding you on your journey to a new career. 🙌✨

Danielle's dedication has earned her some serious recognition. She's won the Swank Award for Leadership and Excellence, the Employee of the Quarter Award, and more. She's the kind of person who believes in you and wants you to believe in yourself. 🏆👏

So get ready, Rockford Career College students! With Danielle by your side, you've got the support you need to shine. Thanks for all you do, Danielle – you rock! 🎉💪

06/09/2023

Spring Graduation 2023 - congrats graduates!

Photos from Rockford Career College's post 06/09/2023

🎉🎓 This past Wednesday was a day to remember at Rockford Career College! 🌟 We had an epic student orientation that set the stage for an incredible journey ahead. As we gear up for the start of classes next Monday, June 12, let's take a moment to celebrate the importance of a strong school foundation to a successful career. 💪📚

Our orientation was a blast from start to finish! The energy was off the charts as our new students explored the campus, connected with their peers, and got a taste of the amazing opportunities awaiting them. We captured priceless memories at the photo booth, unleashed our creativity at the social media table, and struck a pose with supporters at the fantastic selfie wall. 📸✨

One highlight of the day was the incredible "MY WHY" wall, masterfully crafted by our exceptional Electrical teacher, Andrew! It was a powerful reminder of the motivations and aspirations that drive us to pursue our dreams. 🌠

We also want to give a massive shoutout to our outstanding RCC staff members who made this orientation an unforgettable experience. From the dedicated Admissions team to the supportive Student Services crew, the diligent Career Services department, the incredible Student Ambassadors, and our knowledgeable Program Leads — you all rock! Your passion, guidance, and commitment to our students' success are truly inspiring. 🙌❤️

Now, as we count down the days until classes start, let's channel our excitement and share it with the world! Join us as we spread the word about the incredible journey that lies ahead. 🎓🌟

Are you ready to unleash your potential, chase your dreams, and build a solid foundation for an amazing career? The time is now! Let's make the most of this incredible opportunity together. 🚀💼

06/06/2023

🌟 Tuesday Motivation🌟

🎓 Get ready to embark on an incredible journey at our virtual orientation tomorrow, June 7th 🚀 Just ONE DAY away!

🤝 This is your chance to connect with fellow onboarding students and our dedicated staff. Together, we'll forge meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and create a supportive community that will last throughout your college experience.

💡 Our advisors will be there every step of the way, sharing their invaluable experiences and insights. They'll guide you through the ins and outs of college life, helping you navigate the exciting opportunities and overcome any challenges that come your way.

🌐 The best part? You can participate in our online orientation from the comfort of your own home! No matter where you are, we're bringing the college experience directly to you, ensuring you have all the resources and support you need to succeed.

🗓️ Save the date and mark your calendars! Our virtual orientation is just around the corner, and we can't wait to meet you and kickstart this incredible chapter together.

Timeline photos 05/29/2023

🇺🇸 Saluting the Heroes: Remembering and Honoring on Memorial Day 🇺🇸

Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women who sacrificed everything for our country. On this Memorial Day, let's celebrate their unwavering courage, indomitable spirit, and the priceless gift of freedom they have bestowed upon us.

As we gather with loved ones, let's embrace the joy of the day while never forgetting the profound significance it holds. Let's unite in gratitude, paying tribute to the heroes who selflessly served and protected our nation.

May their legacy inspire us to live each day with purpose, compassion, and a deep appreciation for the liberties we enjoy. Today, we choose to celebrate their lives, their bravery, and the ideals they fought to uphold.

Join us in this celebration of courage, unity, and the remarkable spirit of America! 🎉🇺🇸

The campus will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 30th. If you have any inquiries or would like to get in touch with us, please fill out the form at website at bit.ly/RCC-Contact and one of our dedicated admission advisors will promptly reach out to you upon our return.

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For over 150 years, Rockford Career College has helped thousands by giving them the skills to succeed. As an established, nationally-accredited two-year college, RCC offers programs in four general occupational clusters:

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