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  • Education can be the first step on the path to a career with a bright future. We could help show you the way.

    Established in 1862

    Since Rockford was established in 1862 as a school for business education, we have helped thousands by giving them the skills to succeed. In the following years, the school expanded beyond the scope of business education to include information technology, veterinary technician, medical and paralegal.

    More than just a job

    At Rockford, we understand that you want stability, challenge, and a better future for you and your family. At Rockford Career College, we understand that. Here you’ll learn more than job skills. You learn skills for life!

    Get skills employers want

    At Rockford, we develop our programs to teach you the skills employers are looking for, not only today, but also in the future. You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors on the same equipment you’ll see in the real world, so you’re ready to hit the ground running.

Our Programs

Accelerated Programs

Your instructors are caring, experienced professionals. You’ll get hands-on training so you’ll have the skills employers look for when they hire new employees.


Career Services

The professionals in Career Services can help you find jobs while in school, write your resume, shape professional skills, and help prepare you for interviews.


Flexible Schedules

By offering day, evening and online courses, you can complete your program while maintaining your work, family and personal responsibilities.


The Latest Headlines

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Huffman - I graduated at the top of my class in 2012 from the RCC Vet Tech Program. I went to a 2 year community college and a 4 year University prior to attending the Vet Tech program at RCC. It was a completely different and great experience in the Vet Tech program. I felt like the teachers really cared how I did in the program and it made me strive to do my best. Since graduating from the Vet Tech program I have been working in a small animal practice where I did my externship. I felt very prepared in my current position after finishing the Vet Tech program and doing my externship at the practice I am at currently. I almost immediately became one of the two main surgery technicians at Prairie View Animal Hospital & love the challenge that comes from being a surgery tech. I appreciate all the help I got along the way in the Vet Tech program and the lifelong friends I made while attending the program; both my previous teachers and other students in my class. My time at RCC in the Vet Tech program was some of the best and most challenging times of my life and I will never forget them. I look forward to many years as a technician, eventually specializing in many different areas.  Congratulations to Jennifer! We look forward to hearing more from you!If you are a graduate of Rockford Career College and would love to share your story, send us an e-mail HERE!  
  • Discover Massage Therapy - Discover Massage Therapy at Rockford Career College. Experience a unique environment filled with energy and people like you seeking personal and professional fulfillment. Meet your future classmates, current students, and instructors who share your passion for massage and wellness.Going back to school is a big decision – one that can change your life – so even if you’re not certain yet, it’s a good idea to speak with us to get the facts.When you attend this event, you’ll tour the school, learn about the curriculum, class schedule options, career opportunities, and financial aid.One of the best ways to get a true feeling of a massage program, and discover if it is the perfect fit, is to visit and ask questions.We look forward to seeing you soon! Rockford Career College 1130 S Alpine Road – Rockford, IL 61108 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.Free Class & Pizza is provided! REGISTER NOW Class size is limited Call:815-967-7324  E-mail:
  • Happy Halloween - Oct 31: Happy Halloween!  
  • National Cat Day - Oct 29:  It’s #NationalCatDay! Share pictures of your cats and kittens! If you have a passion for animals, check out the vet tech program at RCC!

What Students Say

I am extremely fortunate to have hired such a highly skilled accounting graduate. The support provided to her by Rockford Career College after graduation and her internal motivation has allowed her to excel in her position as Circles of Learning’s bookkeeper.

Anita J. Rumage
Circle of Learning

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