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Online Programs

Rockford Career College offers many different programs. Potential students are able to come in and take a tour of the campus to see what hands-on classes we have. However, not everyone has the freedom or ability to balance a schedule between work and school. Having an education is extremely important but so is having money to put food on the table, so striking that balance is difficult. Often times, going to college is more of an afterthought for people than a concrete plan because they just do not have the time or ability to take off work. But what if I told you that you could do BOTH?

Study for a New Career You Could Love

How many hours have you been at work, wishing you were somewhere else? Think of how much time you have spent staring at the clock, listening to managers who do not care about your progress, living the same routine that you have never actually enjoyed. That's all time you could have used to train for a career you could love. Fortunately, every day is a chance to start on a new path. All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you live out your full potential and find the career you have been seeking.

Animal Welfare Administration Success Story of Noelle

If you love working with animals, but would prefer studying online, our Animal Welfare Administration nine-month program is right for you. 

After graduation, you could consider pursuing a career working at an animal shelter, as a pet groomer, or you could even start your own doggie day care like Nicole Moore from our Stautzenberger program (a sister school of Rockford Career College).   


Graduate Highlight - Steven Lowe

Did you know that America has an electrician shortage? In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 85,900 open jobs in the electrician field by 20241. The 2017 annual mean wage of electricians in Illinois was $61,010 to $81,600.2  Although our reliance on electronics— including HVAC systems for our homes and businesses—increases, fewer students are choosing this field for their future careers. Steven Lowe, a recent Rockford Career College graduate, decided to go against that trend.