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.
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.
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 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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 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!
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Is it too soon to be thinking about spring? Not if you would like to spend part of it reveling in the wonders of Italy, from Milan and Lake Como to the splendor of Rome.
The Rock Valley College Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) is sponsoring the spring excursion from Sunday, April 14, through Thursday, April 25. If you think you might want to join in the fun, a trip preview meeting is set for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at the RVC Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd.), where you can hear all about this exciting travel opportunity from an InterTrav representative. You can also meet other travelers and ask questions.
Highlights of the trip will include:
· A tour of the Italian Lake District and a Welcome Dinner overlooking scenic Lake Como.
· A cruise on Lake Como to the resort of Bellagio.
· A walking tour of Venice, including a stop at St. Mark's Basilica.
· A special visit to a producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Parma ham during a tour of Italy's famous "food valley."
· An extended stay in Tuscany, including a day in the Renaissance city of Florence and a chance to see the magnificent cathedral and Michelangelo's statue of David.
· A fantastic finale in Rome, with stops at the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
Call the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 to RSVP or to request a complete itinerary and registration form.
Contact the program director, Tammy Lewis, for additional information at that number or T.Lewis@rockvalleycollege.edu. Put it on your to-do list between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and savor some warm thoughts about spring in sunny Italy.