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!
In addition to providing physical development courses in sport and fitness, the FWS department offers an A.A.S degree Exercise Science or Sport Management and certificates in Personal Training and Coaching Education. If you have ever thought about pursuing a career in sport, recreation, exercise or fitness, you should take a look at the degree and certificate options provided by the FWS department at Rock Valley College.
For information on the steps you need to take to get started at RVC, contact Admissions at (815) 921-4250. For additional information on specific courses in the Fitness, Wellness and Sport division, contact the FWS department directly at (815) 921-3801. Students who intend to transfer from RVC to a four-year college or university should check with that institution to see how these courses transfer.