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We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Bethany Kopp

Always striving to reach her full potential, Bethany Kopp continued her education so she could begin her dream career. “If you are not green and growing, then you are dead and dying,” she says. “Always try to improve yourself.” All of us at Rockford Career College are proud of Bethany for studying hard and graduating from our medical assistant program.

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses.

Become an Early Childhood Educator

Looking for a rewarding profession? As an early childhood educator, you could be a positive influence in your students' lives and set children up for future successes. Teachers are needed now more than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow by 13% in Illinois from 2018 to 2028.1 That's why we developed our brand new Early Childhood Education program.

Happy Best Friends Day

June 8th is National Best Friends Day! How will you celebrate those closest to you? While we often think of our friends as people to watch movies, take walks, or talk with, they could also play an important role in our professional lives.

Top Reasons to Choose Rockford Career College for Online Learning

  1. For over 10 years, we have been delivering online classes. We've had plenty of time to learn what works and update our online offerings.
  2. You can complete some or all of your online classes at the school.  You'll have access to our computer labs. Study with other students, print out assignments, or ask the staff member on duty for assistance.
  3. Our Learning Resource System (LRS) supports learning in and out of the classroom.  The LRS consists of the physical library, resource center, online research database (ProQuest), and eLibrary.

Electrical Technician Graduate Highlight: Juanita Tatum

Meet an Electrical Technician Graduate

Meet Juanita Tatum, a graduate of Rockford Career College’s electrical technician diploma program. She 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.

Mayor Tom McNamara proclaims March 2021 Rockford Career College month

Mayor Tom McNamara proclaims March 2021 Rockford Career College month.


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