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The Countdown Begins
The Countdown Begins

Registration for the September 27th start is closing soon.  Our career, admission and financial aid representatives are available to assist you.  Choose from diploma and degree programs offered on campus and online. Classes are small, providing individualized instruction from our experienced, caring instructors. Whether you are preparing for your first career or feel ready for change, we are here to help you succeed.

As part of the Rockford Career College family, you could enjoy these benefits:

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We Proudly Present CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Graduate Zafolyn Foreman
We Proudly Present CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Graduate Zafolyn Foreman

“Dream big—it's never too late,” says Rockford Career College graduate Zafolyn Foreman. By enrolling in our CNC and robotic manufacturing technology program, Zafolyn proved that attaining her dream was possible. We are extremely proud of Zafolyn for studying hard, graduating from the program, and beginning her new career!

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Meet Our Online Student Services Officer – Saraliz Jimenez
Meet Our Online Student Services Officer Saraliz Jimenez

Saraliz Jimenez is proud to be our Online Student Services Officer. She has 20 years’ worth of experience in higher education and comes from College of DuPage. Saraliz started her education career as an admissions representative. For the last 6 years, Saraliz has been advising and mentoring students as the manager of the Latino Outreach Center. She was recognized by our former Lieutenant Governor as a community leader and completed a master's degree in counseling from National Louis University. Saraliz grew up in the USA but is originally from Venezuela. She assists our online students by providing them with access to the educational resources and guidance they need at home.

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Meet Our CNC Instructor - Steve Watson
Meet Our CNC Instructor - Steve Watson

“I started my career in machining on manual machines, and when CNCs were introduced, I showed my interest to my employer,” recalls Steve Watson, Lead Instructor of Rockford Career College's CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Technology program. “I wanted to learn all I could about them and run them. I was given the opportunity, and I ran with it.”

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Labor Day 2021
Labor Day 2021

“Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers,” according to History.com. In the late 1800s, “despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country.” Many Americans “often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks. On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.

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We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Leydi Salgado
We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Leydi Salgado

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” These words from Confucius inspired Leydi Salgado to keep progressing on her chosen career path despite the challenges.1 At Rockford Career College, Leydi put her all into studying and developing her practical skills. Her hard work paid off when she graduated on our Dean's List. All of us at RCC are proud of Leydi for overcoming the obstacles and becoming a medical assistant.

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