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!
JiET-A offers a unique opportunity to combine your academic studies and real-world work experience with leading aerospace Companies. Working with JiET-A and participating colleges and universities in the Rockford, Illinois area, you select your starting point and design your career pathway to your chosen professional destination. Innovative, high-quality internships are integrated with your academic curriculum so that when you graduate, you enter the aerospace industry with valuable – and marketable – skills and experience.The Rockford area is one of the top ten aerospace clusters in the United States, and we are on the ascent. Aerospace companies in the Rockford region are changing the world through pioneering work in aerospace systems integration, software design, and aircraft and space technology. JiET-A connects your academic work with exciting internships to fuel your aerospace career.
JiET-A was created to match the aspirations, goals and talents of students with the growing needs of the Rockford region’s aerospace industry. JiET-A will help you understand the industry; focus your interests; and prepare for a successful career in the aerospace industry.
JiET-A will help you:
Check out the academic program options that will fuel your aerospace career at JiET-A partner
You will be issued a diploma from the college or university of your choice once you complete all requirements.
For more information send an e-mail expressing your interest to fuelyourcareer@JiET.Aero or call (815) 969-4269.
You select your starting point by applying to a JiET-A higher education institution partner. Once you are enrolled in an academic program, JiET-A connects you to a participating Rockford area aerospace company to apply for an exclusive JiET-A internship. Throughout your JiET-A experience, you can be mentored by leading aerospace professionals who are committed to your success.
Here are the steps to take:
(as of April 2012)
Internship applicants will be selected based on an interview process and will be required to pass a background check. Therefore, internships are not guaranteed. Certain JiET-A participating companies are U.S. Department of Defense military contractors; therefore, some internships may not be available to non-U.S. citizens.