Rockford Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions. It is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


As of December 12, 2016 the United States Department of Education has determined it will no longer recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools as an accreditor which permits participation in Federal Title IV programs. ACICS-accredited schools have 18 months from this ruling to secure accreditation through a different agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. As of the publication of this catalog, the school is eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs outlined in the Financial Aid section of this catalog, and is seeking a new institutional accreditor.

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools 
750 First Street NE, Suite 980

Washington, DC 20002-4223





The Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities (CVTEA).


Rockford Career College, all locations, are formally recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT), a national certification agency for allied health professionals. Students completing the Medical Assistant diploma program are eligible to sit for the appropriate AMT examination.


State of Wisconsin

Rockford Career College is approved by the state of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. Rockford Career College is authorized to grant Certificates, Diplomas, and Associate Degrees.

State of Minnesota

Rockford Career College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


Degree Programs approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Non-Degree Programs and Certificate Programs are approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (23 Administrative Code 1095.40, sub-section E).

Approved for the Veterans Department of Vocational and Rehabilitation Training.

Department of Employment Security for the following:
Rock River Training Corporation, Inc. (RRT)
Individual Training Account (ITA) Program
Dislocated Workers Service (DWS)
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)