Want an instructor with real-world experience in your desired career field? Look no further than Mike Pasquale, our lead HVAC/R instructor. With over 25 years of HVAC/R experience, Mike brings a customer-driven approach to the industry.
From building automobiles to maintaining infrastructure, welders play a pivotal role in our society. When choosing a new career, Allie Bombard wanted a profession that would leave a positive impact on her community. That's why she enrolled in Rockford Career College's welding program. We are extremely proud of her for earning a 4.0 GPA and graduating on the President's List. Now, we are happy to see her enjoying the career of her dreams.
“Live life to the fullest.” This principle encouraged Barbara Perez to pursue a new career and enroll in Rockford Career College's medical assistant program. Completing courses, hands-on training, and a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a clinical setting, Barbara successfully graduated and began the career of her dreams. We are extremely proud of her for achieving her career goals.
Lorena Virgilio knew that if she wanted to reach her professional goals, she could not let negativity drag her down. She firmly believed in these words from Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to run a mile in under four minutes: “Just because they say it's impossible doesn't mean you can't do it.”1 We are extremely proud of the effort Lorena put in to earn her Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration, and we believe in your potential as well.
Cherish Coates wanted a career that served others and not just herself. She firmly believed in these words from Dr. Tony Evans: “When you realize God's purpose for your life isn't just about you, He will use you in a mighty way.” For Cherish, becoming a diagnostic medical sonographer was the perfect way to help her community. By staying focused on this goal and working hard, Cherish graduated on the Dean's List with her associate degree.
You know you want a new career, but which one do you choose? Having so many options—such as veterinary technician, addiction counseling technician, early childhood educator, and HVAC/R technician—could make you feel so overwhelmed that you keep pushing off the decision and end up not making a choice at all.
Starting a career in healthcare meant finishing a degree program, completing an externship, and preparing for the unique challenges medical assistants face every day. However, none of this deterred Ariel Hay. She dived head-first into Rockford Career College's medical assistant program and came out triumphant. “Don't let obstacles make you lose faith in the process,” says Ariel. “Believing in yourself is the key to succeed.”
You want to help children excel in school, and we understand the significance of their first few years of education. That's why we've welcomed compassionate, experienced instructors like Steve Schutz into our family. Since 2002, Steve has been teaching students eligible for special education services. In 2007, he became an adjunct instructor. Currently, he teaches online programs for an early childhood center.
Brendon Turner has never been easily deterred by a challenge. “Never give up on your dreams,” he says. Determination and careful studying carried Brendon through Rockford Career College's business administration program and started him on his path to a new career.
Branesha Cross graduated from our dental assisting program by focusing on the goals she had achieved and not dwelling on her mistakes. Branesha knows how easy it is to remember your shortcomings instead of your successes. However, she decided to remain positive and determined when it came to pursuing a new career. By studying hard, developing her practical skills, and completing an externship, Branesha overcame her doubts and graduated from RCC.