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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Master Course Syllabus Review/Mapping Templates and assessment methods for courses being assessed in calendar year 2014 were due on March 1. By now, faculty should be collecting assessment data from their spring courses. Contact RVC-Research for help with course assessment.
NEW! A revised template for program/discipline assessment has been added to the web page.
Program reviews for FY2014 are due to Vice Presidents on April 1. 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 (ISLO)
New ISLO will be rolled out to students in Summer/Fall 2014. All course objectives must be aligned to the revised ISLO using the new Master Course Syllabus Template before syllabi are distributed to students.