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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 140 All-Americans.
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.
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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.
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!
Graduates of the Automotive Service Technology (ATM) program are prepared to assume positions in the automotive industry as entry-level technicians. Students become adept in all aspects of the automobile, including electrical/electronics, engine repair, engine performance, heating/AC, suspension, brakes, and transmissions. Those with a 3.0 GPA should be able to pass the industry recommended ASE tests to enhance employability.
Successful graduates who become ASE-certified can move into positions as journeymen technicians. Technician training can lead to other career paths such as service managers, parts managers, jobber salespersons, insurance adjusters, and shop operators.
Graduates of this degree (or program) have limited transfer options. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability. Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Automotive Service Technology (ATM) program.
|ATM-105||Introduction to Brake and Chassis System||(3)|
|ATM-106||Intro to Auto Electrical Systm/Power Trn||(3)|
|ATM-107||Automotive Electronic Fundamentals||(4)|
|ATM-140||Engine Diagnosis and Repair||(6)|
|ATM-203||Heating and Air Conditioning Systems||(4)|
|ATM-221||Steering and Suspension||(4)|
|ATM-223||Auto Electrical Circuits||(4)|
|ATM-228||Engine Performance I||(5)|
|ATM-229||Engine Performance II||(5)|
Automotive Service Technician
If students are interested in pursuing the Automotive Service Technician option in this program, they should take the following General Education courses:
|ENG-103||Composition II, or|
|ENG-110||Introduction to Technical Writing, or|
|SPH-131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
|MTH-115||General Education Mathematics||(3)|
|CIS-102||Intro to Computers & Info Systems||(3)|
|ATM-236||Advanced Computers/Control Sys||(3)|
If students are interested in pursuing the Automotive Management option in this program, they should take the following General Education and Business courses. Students must complete 15 credit hours from the following:
Electives (3 credits):
Select 3 credits from the following:
Note: Other General Education courses may be acceptable with the approval of the Technical Programs Associate Dean.