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 Northern Illinois Online Initiative for Nursing is a viable regional collaborative involving four community colleges (Highland Community College, Kishwaukee College, Rock Valley College, Sauk Valley Community College), one major university and eight hospitals, which proposes to offer a hybrid online ADN program in addition to the four ADN programs already in place.
Didactic nursing classes would be taken online whereas the skills labs and clinical experiences would be offered concurrently at the community colleges and regional health care facilities, as appropriate. While classroom space is not needed, NIOIN has been assured by all participants that campus lab space and hospital units for clinical experiences will be provided.It is anticipated that up to ten students could be accepted from each of the four colleges into NIOIN and the students, upon completion, would receive an AAS degree from their respective colleges.