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.
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.
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.
No one is blessed with a good memory or cursed with a poor one.
The ability to retain and recall what we have learned is a skill which can be developed and improved. The suggestions given in the selection for developing memory are summarized below. Study them and resolve to apply them on all occasions where remembering is essential.
|Tip||Why it Works |
|Plan to remember ||One reason we forget is that we never really planned to remember. When there is a matter you wish to commit to memory, resolve to remember it. |
|Review||To overcome forgetting, you must review the matter, bring it back to the forefront of your mind and refresh your memory. Reviewing is an essential step. |
|Look for principles ||Understanding is a key to retention. When we start out to memorize just facts, we complicate the task. View the matter in its most general aspect. |
|Memorize last ||When you are faced with several learning tasks, schedule memorization work last. This prevents new learning from interfering with your recall ability. |
|Evaluate||Examine and analyze the matter to become familiar with it. View if from several different aspects. Work it over in your mind to become totally involved. |
|Apply||We forget what we don't use. Seek for a way to apply the learning. See how it can become meaningful and personal to you through application and use of it. |
|Discuss||Discussion helps to make matters clean and understandable. The longer we keep a matter at our attention, the more likely we are to remember and recall it later. |
|Use formulas ||When there is no relationship among the items to be remembered, make up a word composed of the first letters as an aid to recall (mnemonic device). |