03/2020: All programs have been converted to online. Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Rockford Career College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling.  Use your time wisely and enroll today.  Start with our new online lectures, then complete the hands-on training when in-school classes resume.  Programs that were online-only will remain online.

We provide a way for animal lovers to unite their passion with strong career opportunities.

From pets to livestock, working animals to exotic performers, animals are a big part of our culture. Their health matters to us, so animal care specialists are needed in just about every community from coast to coast to provide animal healthcare. In addition to medical skills, veterinarians and their teams often take a holistic approach to animal welfare and their human interaction. That approach, combined with communications and problem-solving skills, make these animal caregivers invaluable to our society.

Animal Sciences Programs

Animal Welfare Management Diploma Program
Career highlights: Job titles could include, shelter care assistant, animal care assistant, kennel assistant, animal rescue assistant, and kennel administrator.

Veterinary Technician - AAS
Career highlights: Hands-on, interact with both animals and people, collaborate with a team, variety of work environments