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We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Barbara Perez

“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.

We Proudly Present Business Administration Graduate Lorena Virgilio

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.

We Proudly Present Diagnostic Medical Sonography Graduate Cherish Coates

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.

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Ariel Hay

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.”

Meet Our Instructor - Steve Schutz

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. 

We Proudly Present Dental Assisting Graduate Branesha Cross

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.

We Proudly Present Paralegal Graduate Amber Flaherty

Amber lives by the following quote from Les Brown: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”1 When she was ready for a new career, Amber did not hesitate or make excuses. Instead, she worked hard to turn her goal into a reality. By studying hard, she excelled in all of her courses in Rockford Career College's Paralegal Studies associate degree program. We are proud to say that she graduated on the President's List.

We Proudly Present Welding Graduate Nikia Roper

“The strongest warriors are given the toughest battle, but don't give up on the fight,” says Nikia Roper, Rockford Career College graduate. “Stay strong, fight through it, and conquer the battle, and you'll always win.” These principles guided Nikia as she began her career journey. By never surrendering, Nikia emerged victorious from our welding program, ready to take on a new career.