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!
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Rockford Area Aerospace Cluster
JIAC Program Overview
If you are interested in becoming an engineer, you may be eligible for the JIAC Engineering Program. The U.S. Dept. of Labor – Employment & Training Administration has provided this unique opportunity through the Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) Grant. The intent of the program is to promote Aerospace careers in the Rockford region, by providing students with educational and career mentoring through RVC, NIU and the JiET-A initiative.
JIAC Program Benefits
This new program allows you to start earning your engineering degree right here at Rock Valley College. For the first two years of study you can save money on tuition and fees, plus avoid commuting costs and room & board - all while staying here in Rockford!
1. Complete “Enrollment Information Form” for Rock Valley College
2. Apply for FAFSA for 2013-2014 academic year “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”
NOTE: Application for FAFSA is required for eligibility in JIAC Program.
3. Complete the “JIAC Program Application”
4. Schedule initial meeting with JIAC Engineering Grant Coordinator, Vicki Brust, at Rock Valley College (see contact info below)
Bring to first meeting: Bring required documents per the “JIAC Eligibility Checklist” to meeting to determine eligibility and suitability for the program.
5. Receive Eligibility Notification for JIAC Engineering Program
6. Enroll in Engineering courses.
NOTE: All JIAC program related applications and documents are to be returned to the attention of Vicki Brust, via email, mail or in person.