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!
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?
Friday, January 16 at 6:00pm
In 1988, pressured by his most powerful and generous foreign ally, the United States, Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum on his presidency. His 15-year regime had been characterized by its disregard for human rights, murders, imprisonments, exiles and "desaparecidos," the ones who just disappeared. A coalition of 16 political parties in opposition to the dictatorship approaches a brash young advertising executive, René Saavedra to spearhead their "NO" campaign.
Volver (Spain—in Spanish with English subtitles)
Friday, February 13 at 6:00pm
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. A movie to celebrate women (in conjunction with Women's History Month)
Crude: The Real Price of Oil (Ecuador—in Spanish with English subtitles)
Friday, March 20 at 6:00pm
The epic story of one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet. Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama, set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. In conjunction with Earth Day celebration.
El viaje de Carol (Carol's journey) (Spanish—in Spanish with English subtitles)
Friday, April 10 at 6:00pm
Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.