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 140 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!
No More Delays
584,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years.
Source: The 2014 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook
The Aviation Maintenance Technology Program at Rock Valley College offers:
Employees with Aviation Maintenance Technology degrees are highly sought after for careers in the aviation industry, manufacturing, and maintenance, repair and overhaul, in northern Illinois and nationwide.
Along with our passion for aircraft and the knowledge, technology, and power required to maintain it, we have the focus and unique commitment essential to the success of a new generation of students: tomorrow's cross-cultural, cross-generational workforce.
"The overall global fleet growth—and with an increasing trend in outsourcing maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities to third-party providers in emerging markets—will drive an increased overall need for qualified technicians sourced from an expanded number of locations."
The 2014 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook
New Facility Coming Fall 2015
In the summer of 2014, RVC broke ground on its new Aviation Maintenance facility at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. The 40,000 square foot facility will have four classrooms, four labs, and an aircraft hangar. By comparison, the current facility has 15,000 square feet with one classroom, one lab, and a small hangar area. The new facility is expected to be ready for classes by Fall 2015.