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.
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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, April 13, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
The community is invited to celebrate Earth Day at Rock Valley College on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Rock Valley College Physical Education Center (PEC) building.
Tim Gruner, garden curator at Anderson Japanese Gardens, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event and his presentation Patterns in Nature that Inspire Japanese Gardens and the Connection between Garden and Architecture is sure to impress and enlighten those in attendance. The presentation will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 0110 on the lower level of the PEC.
There will be plenty more to see and do that day for attendees of all ages. Learn about the city of Rockford’s “green” efforts from Brad Holcomb, or take in a presentation from Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects on the innovative sustainable technologies that were implemented in the construction of RVC’s Karl J. Jacobs Center for Science and Math. There will also be presentations on green roofs, coastal raptors, native plants of Winnebago County, and tips on how to create a successful garden. You can also tour RVC’s state-of-the-art Jacobs Center for Science and Math.
Paper Recovery will be on site accepting documents for shredding from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the RVC parking lot. You can also bring your old cell phones or batteries in for recycling, or simply check out some original and exciting “green” products and services that will be on display from our local exhibitors and vendors.
This event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Event co-sponsored by Rock Valley College and Four Rivers Environmental Coalition.
For more information go to rockvalleycollege.edu/earthday.