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!
Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Evan Lavery enters his first season as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Rock Valley College. Lavery's duties with the Golden Eagles include player development, strength and conditioning, day-to-day operations, academic monitoring, film exchange, scouting, and recruiting.
Lavery joined RVC following a one-year stint as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at NCAA Division III Rockford College (IL). While at Rockford College, Lavery was instrumental in the development of 2nd Team All Northern Athletic Conference guard Scott Suchy. In addition, Lavery was in charge of monitoring academics, on-campus visits, and assisted in recruiting with a primary focus on junior college recruits, the Chicagoland area, and the state of Indiana.
Lavery and Rock Valley College Head Coach Craig Doty are far from strangers. Lavery joined forces with Midwest Elite Basketball three years ago, the largest basketball camp organization in the country, which is co-owned by Doty and Montana State University-Billings Assistant Coach Brad Schmit. Doty had this to say about Lavery:
"I couldn't be more excited to have Coach Evan Lavery join my staff at Rock Valley College. Evan is ambitious, a tireless worker, and has a love and understanding for junior college basketball. He will be a tremendous asset to our program."
Lavery played two years at NJCAA Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois where he was a two-year starter and captain. In his sophomore season, he helped lead the Kougars to a 6th place finish at the 2010 NJCAA DII National Tournament. Lavery went on to finish his playing career at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. A native of Dyer, Indiana, Lavery graduated from Lake Central High School in 2007. In his prep career, he was named an all-area selection by both the Northwest Indiana Times and the Post-Tribune.
Lavery graduated from Kishwaukee College in 2010 with an Associate of Science degree. He graduated from Central Methodist University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a concentration in mathematics.