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Rockford Career College

About Rockford Career College

Since 1862, Rockford Career College has been helping students succeed in starting new careers. Students gather here in Rockford in a friendly, small-class environment that feels like home. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors all of whom have real-world experience in their field. Classes are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options (available to those who qualify), or connecting you with businesses to start your career. For over 160 years, our goal has remained the same: To give you the skills and knowledge to quickly become competitive in your high-demand career field.

Rockford Career College offers programs in six career fields:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Business
  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Skilled Trades
  • Online

What distinguishes us from other schools is our commitment to your success through personalized education. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from your first day of school through to graduation and beyond.

Available Program

  • Electrical Technician

    In today’s world, just about everything we do is in some way, shape or form owed to the work of an electrician. Without them, we couldn’t see in the dark, power up a computer or go online to read this page. Electrical Technicians are responsible for duties such as:

    • Wiring new construction sites for electrical use.
    • Installing electrical wiring and outlets.
    • Repairing or upgrading electrical systems.
    • Interpreting blueprints and maintaining safety protocols.

    Electrical Technicians primarily focus on the build, repair, safety, inspection and installation of electrical components and systems. Typically, this role works under the supervision of either an Electrician or an Electrical Engineer.

    One of the best ways to enter the electrical field is through a diploma program. The Rockford Career College Electrical Technician Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills relevant and required in an Electrical Technician context. Our program can be completed in just 10 months and will prepare you to:

    • Grasp electrical safety laws and regulations.
    • Establish safety protocols and best practices on a job site.
    • Understand conduit bending, AC/DC theory, motor controls and operations.
    • Utilize transformers, branch and feeder calculations to establish new electrical systems.

    Rockford, IL

    1130 S Alpine Rd #100




Rockford Career College is proud to have achieved accreditation through the following:

Institutional Accreditation

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Rockford Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the designated institutional accrediting body for over 650 post-secondary, trade and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of vocational programs each year. 2017 marks 50 years of continuous recognition for ACCSC, including earning, in 2011 & 2016, consecutive five-year recognition grants from the U.S. Department of Education. ACCSC's scope of recognition with the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education.

Rockford Career College is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Campus Location

1130 S Alpine Rd #100




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