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.
Being a successful student requires more than just going to class. There are skills that can help you become a more prepared, better learner, and they can be learned! Check out the following topics:
Aids to Remembering
No one is blessed with a good memory or cursed with a poor one.
Flashcards as an Aid to Memory
Much of studying involves the remembering of different kinds of information.
One of the most common problems reported by students is "I can't concentrate."
Tips to manage your time effectively and change your attitude/behavior.
Throughout school many students felt there was no reason to take math.
Notetaking from a lecture
Many students may try to write down every word of an instructor's lecture.
The Problem Solver is a systematic guideline for solving problems.
Test Taking Skills
Do you "freeze up" in the testing situation? Here's help.
Textbook - Read & Study
An efficient method for reading and studying college text material.
The Writing Process
Writing is a circular process and certain guidelines must be followed to get from one component to the next.