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.
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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!
Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science – 66 Credits
Program contact: Division of Business/Computers & Information Systems/ Engineering and Technology, (815) 921-3101
Program Advising: Contact Jim Conley at (815) 921-3157. Students are strongly encouraged to seek program advising while pursuing their degree and/or certificate. Please call to make an appointment.
The Business/Computers & Information Systems/ Engineering and Technology Division also offers degrees in programming and networking. For information on these A.A.S. degrees, please see the Computer and Information Systems and the Personal Computer Technical Specialist programs elsewhere in this catalog.
Graduates of this program are prepared for a career in Web site programming and support. Thus, students will not only be able to design Web pages, but apply technical specifications to bring them to life. There are two paths in this program suited to different career interests.
Option A: This path prepares students to be a Web programmer, Web designer, Webmaster, or graphics designer.
Option B: In this path, students will learn the skills they need to be a Web programmer, LAN/WAN administrator, systems administrator, or Internet/Intranet systems administrator.
Graduates of this program often work as Web programmers, Web programmer assistants, Web server systems administrators, Web designers, or Web media developers.
CIS Division Course Requirements (51 credits)
Required for both paths
|CIS 102||Introduction to Computers and Information Sytems||(3)|
|*||CIS 180||Introduction to Visual Basic Programming, or|
|*||CIS 240||Introduction to Java Programming, or|
|*||CIS 276||Introduction to C/C++ Programming||(4)|
|*||CIS 254||Database Programming||(4)|
|*||PCT 110||Network Essentials||(3)|
|*||WEB 101||Programming Related to the Internet||(4)|
|*||WEB 102||Advanced Programming Related to the Internet||(4)|
|*||WEB 111||Introduction to Multimedia||(3)|
|*||WEB 233||Web Programming Using Client-Side Scripting||(4)|
|*||WEB 230||Web Rapid Application Development, or|
|*||WEB 235||Web Programming Using Server-Side Scripting||(4)|
Choose one area of specialization.
Web Site Programming and Design
|*||WEB 112||Advanced Multimedia||(3)|
|*||WEB 114||Digital Media||(3)|
|*||WEB 115||Introduction to Digital Imaging||(3)|
With the approval of the Business/CIS Associate Dean, select courses with any of the following prefixes: CIS, PCT, or WEB. (9)
Web Programmer or Internet/Intranet Systems Administrator
|*||PCT 112||Windows Server Fundamentals||(3)|
|*||PCT 270||Introduction to Unix/Linux||(3)|
|*||PCT 210||Introduction to TCP/IP||(3)|
|*||WEB 260||Web and Mail Server Administration||(3)|
With the approval of the Business/CIS Associate Dean, select courses with any of the following prefixes: CIS, PCT, or WEB. (6)
General Education Course Requirements (15 credits)
|*||ENG 101||Composition I||(3)|
|*||ENG 103||Composition II, or|
|*||ENG 105||Business Communication, or|
|*||ENG 110||Introductory Technical Writing||(3)|
|*||SPH 131||Fundamentals of Speech, or|
|SPH 141||Business and Professional Speech||(3)|
|*||MTH 120||College Algebra, or|
|*||MTH 160||Topics From Finite Mathematics, or|
|*||MTH 220||Elements of Statistics||(3-4)|
|*||BUS 170||Introduction to Organizational Behavior, or|
|PSY 170||General Psychology, or|
|SOC 190||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|
*Course has a prerequisite—refer to course description.