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Accreditation & Approvals
Accreditation is a process that signifies systematic evaluation and application of educational standards or criteria. The accreditation process requires continuous efforts toward improvement of Rockford Career College (RCC) and its programs. This process ensures and formally recognizes the quality or the programs offered at RCC. The college actively participates in both institutional and programmatic accreditation. The process of achieving and maintaining institutional accreditation keeps a school's focus continually on the entire spectrum of elements that define educational quality. Programmatic accreditation covers specific programs within an educational institution and ensures that the training provided meets the standards for the individual to perform within the profession.
Rockford Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, (ACICS) to award certificates, diplomas and Associate of Applied Science degrees. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4141. Telephone: 202-336-6780. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
In addition, the Rockford Career College A.A.S. Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMA), located at 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970 Chicago, IL 60601-2208. Telephone: 312-553-9355.
The Veterinary Technician Program at Rockford Career College is accredited by the American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), located at 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100; Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360. Telephone: 847-925-8070.
The Paralegal Associates Degree Program at Rockford Career College has the approval of the American Bar Association (ABA), located at 321 North Clark Street; Chicago, IL 60654-7598. Telephone: 1-800-285-2221.
Rockford Career College maintains the approval of the following offices and agencies:
- Is authorized for operation pursuant to the "Certificate
of Approval to Operate" Issued by the Illinois State
Superintendent of Education, 100 North First St.
Springfield, IL 62777
- The U.S. Department of Education as an eligible
institute to participate in the Title IV Funds.*
- Rockford Career College is approved for the training of veterans
- The Illinois Board of Higher Education
(Operating and Degree Granting Approval)
- The Illinois Department of Vocational and Rehabilitation Training
- Illinois Department of Employment Security
- Rock River Training Corp., Inc (RRT)
Individual Training Account (ITA) Program
- Dislocated Workers Service (DWS)
- Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Trade Adjustment Act Program (TAA)
*Please note there are some programs offered at Rockford Career College that do not qualify for Title IV funds.