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.
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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.
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!
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.
The following information is provided to help define the role and the place of service animals at RVC. Therapy, Comfort, and/or Emotional Support animals or pets are not considered a service animal. Service animals are welcome in all buildings on campus and may attend any class, meeting, or other event.
To work on campus, a service animal must be specifically trained to perform a service function. Service animals whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or is disruptive to the campus community may be excluded regardless of training or certification.
Cleanliness is mandatory for service animals. Daily grooming and occasional baths (at a vet or family home) should keep dog odor to a minimum. Flea control is essential and adequate preventive measures should be taken. If a flea problem develops, it should be dealt with immediately and in an effective manner.
Consideration of others must be taken into account when providing maintenance and hygiene of service animals. Therefore, the following policies and procedures have been established concerning the use of service animals at RVC.
Requirements for Faculty, Staff and Students:
Requirements of Service Animals and The Student/Handlers:
A student with a disability who utilizes a service animal is strongly encouraged to register with the Disability Support Services (DSS) office. The cost of care, arrangements, and responsibilities for the well-being of a service animal are the sole responsibility of the student/handler at all times.
Service animals on campus must:
Removal of Service Animals
Any owner dissatisfied with a decision made concerning a service animal should follow the applicable institutional appeal/grievance procedure.