Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) promotes instructional excellence and scholarship at Rock Valley College by serving as a vehicle to advocate, explore, develop, and support effective teaching practices in order to advance knowledge and facilitate success in student learning.
We will accomplish our mission by
Faculty will be invited to attend facilitated yet informal discussions on various topics as they relate to teaching and learning. These may include
The Adjunct Faculty Institute (AFI) The AFI is a comprehensive professional development program for part time instructors that is grounded in research-based pedagogy, convenient, accessible, and immediately applicable to the physical or digital classroom. All coursework will be conducted on weekends, in the evenings, or via distance learning. There is a minimum of thirty program hours, but instructors have discretion to develop their courses to best meet the needs of participants. Such curriculum detail could entail blended delivery (face to face and online coursework) and multiple class sessions. That is, instead of meeting for one three-hour block, the instructor may determine that three, one-hour classes would better fulfill the learning objectives.
Location: Educational Resource Center (ERC), second floor, room 2420
Phone: (815) 921-4641