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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Results and follow-up activities for courses assessed during Spring 2013 should be submitted to Institutional Research or inputted into TracDat by August 15, 2013. In addition, as you plan for fall, be mindful of course assessment methods. Refer to the Course Assessment Timeline, or contact RVC-Research if you have questions about course assessment.
Program review for FY2014 will be rolled out in October. The areas under review this year include Life Science, Physical Science, Agriculture, Accounting, FWS (Fitness, Wellness, & Sport), Welding, Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, Tool & Die/Precision Machinist Apprenticeship Certificate, Remedial/Developmental Education, Career Services/Job Placement, Testing Center, and Tutoring Center/Writing Center.
Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
Over the past year, the RVC Assessment Committee and additional faculty groups have been revising the College's Student Learning Outcomes. There will be opportunities for several College committees to preview the new outcomes before they are rolled out in Spring 2014.
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
The CCSSE is an indirect measure of student learning focused on institutional practices and student behaviors related to success. RVC participates in CCSSE every other spring on an alternating cycle with the CAAP. The next CCSSE administration will be in Spring 2014. CCSSE staff sample courses for participation after the 10th day of spring classes. Selected faculty will be notified as soon as possible and the survey will be administered in April.