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An apprenticeship is a training program that combines paid, on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. Apprenticeship students must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent before being accepted into most programs.

As an apprentice, students will be supervised on-the-job by skilled journeypersons. They will also attend classes every week during the fall and spring semesters. At RVC, students can participate in the following apprenticeship certificate programs:

In each program, RVC works in cooperation with a joint apprenticeship training committee that determines admission to that program. For more information, contact the Division of Technical Programs at (815) 921-3000.

Note: RVC also offers the Electrician Apprenticeship, though it leads to either an Associate of Applied Science degree or an Electrician Apprenticeship Certificate.

Apprenticeship Organizations


Rockford Area Electricians Joint Apprenticeship Committee
619 South Rock Drive
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 969-8484
Attn: Patrick Tomlin

Tool and Die/Precision Machinist
Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association
P.O. Box 5029
Rockford, IL 61125
(815) 985-8582
Fax: (815) 425-6821
Attn: Dutch Hinck

For further information contact:
Ms. Ronda Kliman, Area Representative
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
308 W. State Street, Suite 403
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-4253
Fax: (815) 987-4214

Rock Valley College
4151 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 921-3000