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!
1. Completion of one of the career education, including a minimum of 64 semester credits. Courses numbered from 100 through 299, excluding certificate level courses so indicated under “Course Descriptions,” can be used toward the 64 semester credits.
2. A maximum of three semester credits may be earned in Fitness, Wellness & Sport physical education activity classes (numbered 100-199).
3. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average on a 4.0 scale).
4. Effective with summer of 1999, students must receive grades of C or better in ENG 101 and ENG 103 (if ENG 103 is required for the program).
5. Successful completion of at least 20 semester credits at Rock Valley College.
Occupational certificate programs are developed and offered in areas where job-entry training and educational requirements usually can be met in less than two years. These short-term programs are excellent options for the student who is interested in quickly gaining skills for employment.
A number of certificates are offered either as part of career education degree programs or stand-alone certificates. Requirements for a certificate include the following:
1. For certificates with less than 30 credit hours, a minimum grade of “C” is required in each course required in the certificate.
2. For certificates of 30 or greater credit hours, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” on a 4.0 scale) is required.
3. Substitution of appropriate, approved courses may be made in certificates to a maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours in the respective certificate.