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!
Steve Benjamin has coached golf at RVC for over 30 years. Under his guidance, the Golden Eagles are annually one of the most competitive junior college teams in the country. Last season his golfers finished second nationally for the second straight season behind NJCAA All-Americans Andy Wilkinson, Elliot Day, and Andrew Canfield.
Benjamin represented RVC as a player in national competition in 1969, his second season as a player at the college. Both years saw N4C championships. He went on to the University of Northern Colorado as one of their top five golfers.
In 1973, he turned pro and worked as a club professional for the next four years in Colorado and Texas.
His 2001 and 2002 teams won NJCAA Division III National Championships. Benjamin joins RVC coaches Steve Vee (men’s tennis 2000 and 2002) and Heidi Hutchison (volleyball 1996 and 1997) as the only coaches in school history to win two national championships and be named national coach of the year twice.
In August 2012, Benjamin was inducted into the Rockford Area Golf Hall of Fame.
You can contact Coach Benjamin at (815) 963-3155.