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!
An apprenticeship is a training program that combines paid, on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. Apprenticeship students must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent before being accepted into most programs.
As an apprentice, students will be supervised on-the-job by skilled journeypersons. They will also attend classes every week during the fall and spring semesters. At RVC, students can choose from among these apprenticeship certificate programs:
Note: RVC also offers the Electrician Apprenticeship, though it leads to either an Associate of Applied Science degree or an Electrician Apprenticeship Certificate.
In each program, RVC works in cooperation with a joint apprenticeship training committee that determines admission to that program. For more information, contact the Division of Technical Programs at (815) 921-3003.
Rockford Area Electricians Joint Apprenticeship Committee
619 South Rock Drive
Rockford, IL 61102
Attn: Todd Kindred
Rockford Area Sheet Metal
Joint Apprenticeship Committee
3316 Publishers Drive
Rockford, IL 61109
Fax: (815) 874-5182
Attn: Brad Glidden
Tool and Die/Precision Machinist
Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association
P.O. Box 5029
Rockford, IL 61125
Fax: (815) 516-8431
Attn: Don Williams
For further information contact:
Ms. Ronda Kliman, Area Representative
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
308 W. State Street, Suite 403
Rockford, IL 61101
Fax: (815) 987-4214
Rock Valley College
Dean of Technical Programs, Allied Health, and Trades
4151 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL 61109
Fax: (815) 921-3029