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Graduate Highlight - Ronaldo Gonzalez

You may not notice it as you go about your day, but metal is one of the key components to our society. It comprises everything from the cars we drive to the heating systems in our homes to the appliances we use to cook food. Steel, iron, and other metals make our way of life possible. This makes welding an invaluable skill, and Ronaldo Gonzalez took the chance to learn it.

Life is more fulfilling when you know your purpose.

Life is more fulfilling when you know your purpose. However, it could be difficult to discover what you are meant to do when you have bills to pay, family to care for, and assorted obligations that consume any leftover time you could have had for self-reflection. That's why Rockford Career College has admissions counselors whose schedules are dedicated to helping you find your career calling.

Why further your education?

Tuition, transportation, and time away from work may seem like hurdles too great to continue your education. However, investing in your future now could result in great long-term gains. Here are just a few ways that beginning a career program at Rockford Career College could benefit you.

Graduate Highlight - Veterinary Technician - Alexis Shearer

One raccoon. That was all it took to change Alexis Shearer's fate. When a young raccoon's mother passed away and there was no rehabilitation center in the county to take him, Ms. Shearer stepped in to help. It was then that she knew helping animals was her passion.
“When he was about ten months old, he got sick, and no vet would see him within three hours of us,” Ms. Shearer recounts. “I ended up saving him when no vet would. He went on to be happy and healthy and is in the wild. He made me want to make a difference and specialize in wildlife.”

Your success is our success, we take a different approach to education.

How many people do you see on an average day? Try to count all of the drivers and pedestrians on the roads, customers in the grocery store, and parents picking their kids up from school. The number could be so overwhelming that the people become a sea of faces rather than individuals with names. When you look at four-year universities and see thousands of students walking across campus, you might feel that you would be just a number there, too.

Destiny's Journey To A New Career

I'm Destiny, and my New Year's resolution was to get out of my dead-end job. I wasn't sure how to start. I tried searching for jobs online, but who would hire me when I've only worked fast food and wasn't even a manager? I couldn't decide what field interested me anyway.
“Jada?” I called up my best friend. “What are you doing lately?”


Who's going to repair your home's heating system when winter storms hit? Who can you rely on to maintain your business refrigeration and temperature control systems during peak hours?
No one, unless more positions in this field are filled.
Businesses and homes are growing steadily, but the number of available HVAC/R technicians dwindles. This is great news for you! With your diploma from Rockford Career College, you could be prepared to enjoy:

National Receptionist Day

If you call and hear “It’s a fabulous day at Rockford Career College,” then you are talking to Jackie! We are lucky to have such a positive, encouraging person as the first contact for visitors. We are proud that your first impression of us is her smiling face and cheerful attitude. Most importantly, she is extremely knowledgeable about RCC and willing to help everyone.