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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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?
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 SBDC is funded in part through a
cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Illinois Department
of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
and Rock Valley College.
The Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Specialty (TIES) services are provided through the SBDC network. TIES staff help entrepreneurs and small businesses commercialize new ideas into innovative products, services, and business models. Client projects range from early stage , pre-revenue concepts to established business operations generating cash flow.
There are five TIES staff located within SBDC offices (Carbondale, Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford). Please use the Center locator to contact TIES staff.
TIES staff engage clients in multiple ways. Staff provides one-on-one counseling to clients, team up with other SBDC staff to assist clients, and refer clients to other service providers. These providers may include: other tech-based companies, industry associations, tech vendors, the investment community, intellectual property attorneys, and universities and colleges that provide outreach services. This includes an excellent network of Illinois-based expertise for assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses.
TIES staff provide services and training to help clients: