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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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: Monday, September 30, 2013
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Event Contact: Tammy Lewis, 815-921-3931
For 20 years, Rock Valley College has proudly supported the Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR), a growing membership program for older adult learners. With over 2,100 members age 50+, CLR is one of the largest and most successful lifelong learning institutes in the nation. It has grown from offering just five classes in 1993 to offering 155 in 2013.
The CLR's mission is to provide quality lifelong learning for members 50 years and older through diverse educational, cultural, and social opportunities. CLR makes a difference in people's lives by expanding their minds with knowledge, providing diverse opportunities for personal growth, promoting connections with other people who share similar interests, and allowing for lots of fun along the way. In addition to classes, trips, and social events, CLR offers Special Interest Groups, which meet on a regular basis for continued learning and fun.
A great deal of CLR's success over the past 20 years is due to the hundreds of volunteers who have given their time and talents to build the program, as well as the ongoing support of the community.
The CLR will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a luncheon on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at Giovanni's Restaurant (610 North Bell School Road). The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a social hour, followed by the luncheon at noon. There will be musical entertainment and a look back at 20 years of the CLR. The cost to attend is $10 for CLR members and $15 for non-members.
Please call (815) 921-3931 for more information.