Work with your hands and your brain.

Rockford Career College is helping to meet the growing demand for trades professionals with targeted career training. With 10% projected growth between 2014 and 2024, 700,000 new jobs are projected.1 Whether you are looking to launch a new career or advance your current trades career, we can help prepare you. Trades programs can be completed in less than year with hands-on training. Experienced industry professionals guide your learning, providing valuable real-world insight.

Skilled Trades Programs

Computer-Aided Drafting Diploma Program
Career highlights: Students are taught to use the software that enables them to create drawings that are used in architecture, engineering and manufacturing.

CNC and Robotic Manufacturing Technology Diploma Program
Career highlights: Combine high-tech and hands-on skills working with computers to do manufacturing and assembly 

Construction Management – AAS
Career highlights: Help advance an existing trades career and gain more responsibility

Electrical Technician Diploma Program
Career highlights: Hands-on, mechanical problem solving

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) Diploma Program
Career highlights: Demand for HVACR installers is expected to grow by 15% with 88,800 new job openings between 2016 and 2026.2

Welding Diploma Program
Career highlights: Hands-on work, choose from a variety of manufacturing work environments


1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook, Employment Projections 2014-2024, retrieved 4/26/16
2U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 5/11/2018