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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Rockford Mass Transit District
The Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) provides fixed route transportation to the cities of Rockford, Loves Park, and the village of Machesney Park. The busses are accessible and preferential front seating is available to those with disabilities. Those with visual impairments should be sure to inform the driver to verbally announce stops. More detailed information, including current fare rates and route schedules, can be obtained at: www.RMTD.org or by calling (815) 961-9000.
The RMTD also offers an accessible origin to destination transportation service for persons with disabilities who cannot ride the fixed route. To use Paratransit, the student must:
1.Complete a Paratransit application. The application must be completed in person at the Rockford Paratransit office at 520 Mulberry Street.
2.Be certified as eligible by Rockford Paratransit.Examples of people who are eligible are those who, because of a disability, are "unable" to:
Other considerations are:
Information on Paratransit services can be obtained at: http://www.RMTD.org/eligibility.php or by calling (815) 961-2255.