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!
Taxpayer ID Number TIN/EIN
Ensure your organization has a Taxpayer Identification Number or Employer Identification Number (TIN/EIN), and know the organization's taxpayer name associated with that TIN. To obtain an EIN, visit the IRS website.
Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS)
The first step toward establishing an information file about your business is by obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number. The DUNS number is at the core of marketing, credit and purchasing, and is endorsed as the global business identification standard by industry organizations around the world. DUNS is the standard for all Federal Government electronic commerce transactions to help streamline and reduce federal procurement costs. Visit D&B to obtain a DUNS number for your company.
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) **(ending July 31, 2012)**
The purpose of a Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is to have commercial companies registered as a "trading partner" with the Department of Defense. CCR is the database of all government trading partners. All contractors are required to register in the CCR database before they can be awarded a contract. Your business will receive direct payments to company bank accounts through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Contractors are required each year to renew their company profile to ensure their listing is current, accurate and complete. If you do not renew your registration, it will expire. An expired registration will affect your ability to receive contract awards or payments, submit assistance award applications via Grants.gov, or receive certain payments from some federal government agencies.
**NOTICE – A New Government System is Replacing CCR**
System for Award Management (SAM)
SAM will reduce the burden on those seeking to do business with the government. Vendors will be able to log into one system to manage their entity information in one record, with one expiration date, through one streamlined business process.
**SAM go-live date has been moved to end of July 2012 (stay tuned for more updatesor call the PTAC office for more information)**
Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA)Merging into new SAM
ORCA is an e-Government initiative that was designed by the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process. You will need your DUNS number and your MPIN to register in ORCA.
Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN)
A Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN) is a personal code that allows you to access other government applications such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). The MPIN acts as your password in these other systems, and you should guard it as such.The MPIN is a mandatory data element created by the CCR registrant.
Government and Commercial Entity Code (CAGE)
The Government and Commercial Entity, or CAGE code, is a five digit alphanumeric code that the Department of Defense uses to identify DoD contractors. The CAGE request process has been incorporated in the CCR registration. Upon activation in CCR or new SAM, your company will be assigned a CAGE code.
Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS)
The Dynamic Small Business Search is a database that contracting officers use to locate profiles of potential contractors.If you were designated as a small business during your CCR registration, you will be allowed to register in the DSBS database. This is a great marketing opportunity for your firm!
The PTAC can help get your company registered in all of the above listed government databases!