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!
Spring 2014 Classes
As of Friday, March 7 (classes are updated every Friday)
#53 The State of Your Estate
#56 AARP Smart Driver Course - March Session
#57 Stepping Up Cards w/Embellishments
#58 The New Health Care Law
#59 Basic Photo Editing w/Photoshop
#60 Seeing Birds During Spring Migration
#63 Basket Weaving w/Valerie
#66 Graphite Drawing
#70 4 Key Themes in The Old Testament
#71 Forest City:A Story of Progress
#78 Revealing Body Language
#82 Modern Israel
#83 Eras of U.S. History 101
#84 Beginning Calligraphy
#88 Handyman Hints
#91 Watercolor for Beginners
#93 Beginner-Beginner Line Dance
#97 ComEd Training Facility Tour
#102 Rockford Rescue Mission 101
#103 Mah Jongg for Beginners
#104 Genealogy: Beginning and Internet
#105 Floral Oil Painting - AM class
#112 Satirical Comedy: Behind the Scenes w/"God of Carnage"
#116 Cardmaking – Techniques & Tricks
#118 Flour Power – Breads/Whole Grains
#119 Ireland:The Traditional & The Unique
#121 Forest Ecology is Fun!
#124 Cardmaking – Coloring Techniques
#126 Introduction to Facebook
#127 "Lunch Around": Five Coins Restaurant
#131 Bird Watching
#133 Farm Tour & Wine Tasting
#136 Handmade Envelopes
#137 Digging Archeology in Illinois
#138 My Feng Shui Home
#141 Historic Walking Tour/Edgewater
#143 History of Winnebago County
#145 Trees of Klehm Arboretum
#146 University Club Tour & Lunch
#149 Nuclear 101: Visit the Byron Nuclear Station