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: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Rockford – Rock Valley College President Dr. Jack Becherer and CEANCI Board President Dr. Dennis Harezlak announced a new partnership initiative today, Advance Now.
What is Advance Now?
· Advance Now will offer centralized career training courses for junior and seniors enrolled in high schools in the Rock Valley College District.
· Students enrolled in this program will be awarded dual or articulated credit.
· Programs offered align with the Illinois Pathways Initiative, College and Career Readiness Standards, and Rockford Area Economic Development Council studies.
· The initial programs offered will be in high growth-high demand careers including manufacturing, health science, fire science, automotive technology, aviation maintenance, and business.
· Advance Now programs will be offered at RVC's Stenstrom Center for Career Education.
· Advance Now will be administered by Rock Valley College staff and aided in recruiting efforts and funding by CEANCI.
· Advance Now students will not pay for:
2) Transportation (to be provided by CEANCI member school districts)
Further information for students and parents of current high school sophomores and juniors will be available by contacting high school counseling offices, Rock Valley College's High School Connections office at 815-921-4080 or the CEANCI office at 815‑921-1650.
Centralized training opportunities will also be available for adult learners who have interest in these specific career areas.