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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
Program/discipline assessment measures program effectiveness and student learning across a collection of courses that may or may not lead to a credential. A program is a group of courses that culminates in a degree or certificate (e.g., Associate of Applied Science in Building Construction Management or Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate). A discipline is a collection of courses within an academic department that does not offer a degree or certificate (e.g., Composition and Literature or Mathematics). During the course assessment process, course objectives are aligned with program/discipline outcomes. Such alignment allows course assessment results to inform program/discipline assessment. Each program/discipline outcome should be assessed at least once during a five-year cycle to facilitate ICCB Program Review.
Use this checklist to write measurable program/discipline outcomes or course objectives. A program/discipline outcome should describe what students will know or be able to do upon completion of a degree/certificate program or collection of courses within a discipline.