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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features over 91,000 book 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!
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?
Students who wish to enroll in NAD 101, Nursing Assistant, may contact the Nursing Division at 815/921-3264 to obtain general information about the Nursing Program at Rock Valley College. Students should submit a completed Enrollment Information Form for Rock Valley College as soon as possible. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed, or brought to the Info Center located on the main floor of the Student Center on the main RVC campus.
Prior to registering for NAD 101, the Nursing Assistant course at Rock Valley College, students must meet test score requirements to become eligible to register for NAD 101.
Students have two options to meet the testing requirement:
Complete the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. Students will be tested in both reading and arithmetic. A minimum score of 56 is required in reading and a minimum score of 27 is required for arithmetic. Additionally, a minimum elementary algebra score of 33 will qualify a student for NAD 101. Information about available test times, test content, sample test questions, and links to test preparation websites can be accessed through the RVC Placement Test Home Page. If you have taken the Placement Test in the past, please contact the Testing Center at 815/921-2380 to verify your placement.
NOTE: Students who plan to enroll in the R.N. program at Rock Valley College are encouraged to complete the elementary algebra portion of the placement test as opposed to arithmetic, as higher level math is required for the R.N. program. It is highly recommended that students consult with a counselor about admission requirements for the R.N. program.
Submit an ACT exam score report (taken within the last three years) to the Admissions and Records office, Student Center for evaluation. If your ACT Reading Sub-Score is 19 or above AND your ACT Math Sub-Score is 18 or above, you are eligible to register for NAD 101 without any additional testing required.
NOTE: When contacting the Testing Center 815/921-2380 to schedule your testing appointment, please indicate your desire to enroll in NAD 101. We can then answer any questions more effectively. A photo I.D. is required to take any test in the Testing Center.
Registering for NAD 101, Nursing Assistant
New students are required to attend a mandatory Educational Planning Session (EPS) before registering for all classes.
After successful completion of the ACCUPLACER placement test at the Testing Center, or upon verification of required ACT exam scores, and attendance at an EPS, students will be eligible to register for NAD 101 either through Online Services or in person at the Admissions and Records Office, Student Center. The Registration Calendar provides information about registration dates and times. Students should review the current Rock Valley College Credit Course Schedule for NAD 101 course times and start dates.
If you have questions regarding educational opportunities and class selection at RVC, students are encouraged to visit the Counseling & Advising Center on the top floor of the Student Center. Call the Counseling & Advising Center at 815/921-4100 to make an appointment or the Open Advising Lab is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am to 5pm and Tuesday from 9am to 3pm.