Whether you are interested in Career & Technical Education, that is designed to be completed in two years or less, or you wish to start at RVC and transfer to another college, Rock Valley College has great options for you.
Business & Computer Science
A pathway in either business or computer science can lead to a wide range of career paths and opportunities. Graduates in these areas are in high demand for their problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities. Degrees or certificates in these areas can lead to hot jobs in a variety of industries.
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Communication & English
The possibilities are great in this career area. From pathways like journalism, film production, creative writing, public relations, and leadership, these classes, degrees, and certificates will provide a wide range of skills and knowledge that are highly valued in many industries, making this a versatile pathway that can lead to many careers.
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Pursuing studies in Education at RVC can provide students with a foundation in teaching and education, and prepare them for work in early childhood or daycare settings, in paraprofessional roles, or to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree in education or related field.
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Engineering & Technology
An engineering and technology pathway includes a series of courses and programs designed to prepare students for careers in engineering, manufacturing, or other technology-related fields. In addition to coursework, students in these areas may have access to a variety of resources and opportunities, such as internships, research projects, and networking events.
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Fine & Performing Arts
Fine and performing arts courses and transfer pathway offer students the opportunity to explore their creative interests and develop their artistic skills in a supportive environment. These courses may include a variety of disciplines such as music, theater, and visual arts. Overall, these areas provide a valuable opportunity for students to explore their creativity and develop their artistic skills, whether they are pursuing a career in the arts or simply seeking a creative outlet.
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There are a wide variety of opportunities for students to study health science careers and prepare for in-demand and rewarding careers in the healthcare industry. The majority of programs are offered in the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center on RVC’s Main Campus.
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Science & Math
A transfer pathway in Science and Math at a RVC is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in math and science and prepare them for transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree in a related field. Completing courses in science and math at RVC can provide students with a solid foundation for pursuing a wide range of careers in STEM fields or preparing for further education in related fields.
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Social Science & Humanities
Social Science and Humanities courses are designed to provide students with a broad understanding of human behavior, society, and culture and prepare them for transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree in a related field. Completing courses in these areas can provide a solid foundation for pursuing a wide range of careers.
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Transportation & Logistics
A degree or certificate in transportation or logistics areas of study can provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in a variety of fields related to the movement of goods and people. These programs open up a wide range of career opportunities in industries such as supply chain management, retail, manufacturing, and commercial driving.
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Dr. Danielle Hardesty
Philosophy Associate Professor & Department Chair
"Dr. Hardesty is both a true philosopher (a lover of wisdom) and a true seeker of social justice. She doesn’t just assign the interesting readings on topics like racial justice, class struggles, and gender bias—she shows up in the community for the important conversations, meetings, and other supportive forms of activism. As the chair of the philosophy department, she works hard to help keep the philosophy program strong and connected to the community. Professor Wagner and I are so proud to be her colleagues in the RVC Philosophy Department!" – Michelle M. Rotert, PhD, Professor of Philosophy
Dean of Adult and Developmental Education
"Joseph is the college’s newest academic dean, and oversees the college’s newest academic division. He walked into a major redesign of developmental education, and got right to work with faculty and staff, proving to be a great resource. Joseph is always happy to take a phone call or pick up a ping pong paddle. Joseph is a great addition to RVC." – Dr. Amanda Smith, Vice President, Liberal Arts & Adult Education/CAO
Dr. Kym Blanchard
Executive Director Online Development & Innovation
"Dr. Blanchard leads a strong team focusing on providing support for our amazing faculty and staff in instructional design and online. She can be counted on to send new employees a personal welcome, and does a lot to increase collaboration in our team. RVC is a stronger college because of Kym!" – Dr. Amanda Smith, Vice President, Liberal Arts & Adult Education/CAO
Academic Chair, Mass Communications
“Jerry is an unbelievable boss who looks after his staff with as much care as his Lego Collection. Like Prince, Jerry picked a color and hasn’t looked back since. Orange has never looked better. Mass Com is an environment that gives Artists the tools to express themselves with a community that welcomes them with open arms. Jerry’s influence on Mass Com is undeniable and thanks to him, hundreds of students have continued their path into the career of their dreams.” – Luca Sauceda, Instructional Technician/Lab Technician, Mass Communication
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