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 Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to award certificates, diplomas and Associate of Applied Science degrees. ACCSC is located at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, Virginia 22201. Telephone: 703-247-4212.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 • 727–210-2350 •

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:

  - Rockford Career College is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools
    of the Illinois Higher Board of Education.

  - 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.