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.

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