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!
Rock Valley College offers classes to prepare students for taking the test and participating in the interview required for US Citizenship. All classes, materials and services are FREE of charge.
Call (815) 921-2280 or (815) 921-2274 for more information.
RVC offers citizenship tutoring, which is available only to those who qualify for a native language exam. Pre-registration is required. Call (815) 921-2274 to register.
A variety of four and eight week classes are offered around Rock Valley College's service district in places like Rockford, Loves Park, Belvidere and DeKalb. Four week classes are designed for those students who read and write in English. Eight-week classes are designed for those students who need extra help in reading in writing in English.