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!
As a nurse, you’ll have a flexible, varied career where your services are in demand. Hospitals, medical offices and clinics, schools, corporations, community agencies and researchers all employ nurses. You’ll learn both theory and technique as a nursing student. You’ll be versed in the science of disease treatment and the art of caring. You may choose to specialize. After one class at Rock Valley College, you’ll qualify to work as a nurse’s aide in a variety of community settings. It’s valuable work experience that’ll help you develop professional confidence.
Nursing, with more than 2 million jobs, is the country’s largest health care occupation. And it’s growing. Between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor identified it as one of 10 occupations projected to have the largest numbers of new jobs. There’s a critical shortage of nurses around the country. Hospital nursing jobs are growing, but more slowly than in other areas. Home healthcare and nursing homes are expected to be top job producers. And more nurses will be needed in clinics and medical offices as technology allows increasingly more sophisticated treatment options to be done off of a hospital campus.
For more information about nursing careers, go to: www.nursing.illinois.gov.