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.
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.
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?
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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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!
Rock Valley College (RVC) has had sustainable practices in place for a number of years. RVC practices includes areas such as: Academics developing classes and programs; working in coordination with community groups and relationships with other community colleges; Facilities Planning to having United States Green Building Commission (USGBC) “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) recognition for all building projects; and Operational efforts which include recycling, greener cleaning practices, handling of landscaping waste and the development of natural and rain gardens.
The Sustainability Committee works together to advocate, promote, and implement RVC’s sustainability core values. Membership has recently included: Sam Overton, Administrative Services; Rich Gocken, Academics; Nina Crick, Continuing Ed; Tom Viel, Facilities Planning Operations & Maintenance, (FPOM); Janet Taylor, Facilities Planning Mgr ; Jacki Minnihan, Business Services; and Dave Costello, Communications & Marketing. The group meets at least quarterly to discuss issues that impact sustainable initiatives at all college campuses.
Rock Valley College is committed to becoming a leader in academic programs and operational practices that model the sustainable use of resources, so that the needs of current generations are met without impairing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Promote and support the integration of Rock Valley College’s sustainability core values into all aspects of learning within the college and throughout our community.
The Sustainability Committee uses indicators to guide performance improvement through time in several areas: energy and water conservation; air quality, both indoor and outdoor; recycling efforts, waste audits, and support for new academic programs.
Improvement begins with assessment of current practices, planning for future efforts, development of action plans and assessing periodically.
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How green is RVC? (RVC blog on rrstar.com)
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Rock Valley College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has been named one of eight United States National Finalist teams in the Sam's Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge Competition.
In recognition of the power of millions of individual actions, Earth Day Network has organized a world-wide effort known as A Billion Acts of Green® to promote personal, organizational, and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably.
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