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 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.
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.
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 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 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 Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Rock Valley College is hosting workshops for local businesses to learn how to become a vendor for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Some of the workshops cover topics like how to get bid documents and bid reports, how to understand plans, how Prime contractors choose subcontractors, and subcontractor bonding/insurance requirements.
The workshops are free, but registration is recommended. You can register by clicking here.
RVC's PTAC offers area businesses access to a variety of training workshops throughout the year.
Here are some of the topics available to assist you in your contracting efforts:
- How to do Business with IDOT
- IDOT Plan Review & Specification
- IDOT Certification/Prequalification
- IDOT Prime Contractors/Subcontractors Networking Workshop
- IDOT Trucking Workshop
- IDOT Documentation and Survey Techniques for Contractors
- IDOT Estimating and Bidding Workshop
- IDOT Plan & Specifications Review
- IDOT Erosion Control for Contractors
- IDOT Bonding and Financing Training
- IDOT Certified Payroll and Force Account
- IDOT Preparing for a Letting
- IDOT Documentation & Survey Techniques Training
- IDOT Electronic Bidding Information
- IDOT Finance and Bonding