Juanita Tatum has never been afraid to take on a challenge. Although her dream career field has been traditionally male-oriented, she knew she could achieve her professional goals. After enrolling in Rockford Career College's electrical technician diploma program, she persevered to make her dream a reality.
Every day, Sangeetha Gopalaseshan, MS, RDMS, RVT gets to live out her passion. She finds nothing more rewarding than preparing students for their future careers. Her hope is to improve both her students' and all patients' lives through her contributions to the field.
You want instructors who practice what they teach. Rockford Career College's faculty members know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their respective fields. That's why Stephanie, RCC's medical assistant/limited scope x-ray technician program chair, currently holds multiple jobs in her field.
You know you're worth more than what you're making. What do you do? If negotiating and searching for a new employer in the same field don't yield better results, you have another choice: switching career tracks. That's how Ryan, Rockford Career College's CNC program chair, turned around his professional life.
For Sheneitha, what started as caring for elderly family members soon turned into a fulfilling career. As a patient care technician, Sheneitha has changed many lives and led aspiring PCT's to success.
Mayor Tom McNamara proclaims March 2021 Rockford Career College month.
P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, Rockford Career College is the oldest career training college in Illinois, the 7th oldest in the nation, and the 5th oldest business listing in the city of Rockford; and
WHEREAS, the mission of Rockford Career College is to provide a relevant, well-rounded occupational education, to provide local employers with well-prepared graduate, and to server our community partners; and
Not all instructors are found in classrooms. As Library Coordinator, Lena Verkuilen is excited to assist students with their career goals. We are happy to have her as part of the Rockford Career College family.
Knowledgeable, adaptable, and reliable, Deanna is thankful to have a career that combines her two greatest passions: teaching and the medical field. She is a Certified Medical Assistant (NHA Certified) and holds an Associate in Applied Science degree from Rockford Career College. From July 2015 to November 2020, Deanna worked at Crusader Community Health and loved every second of it. Although the Women's Health Services Department was her primary area, she also gained experience in pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, and walk-in care.
Encouragement goes a long way. Although it's important to be a self-starter, having teammates who help you develop is crucial as well. Dave attributes his success in the welding field to coworkers who showed him how to progress in his career.