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.
The Illinois SBDC is funded in part through a
cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Illinois Department
of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
and Rock Valley College.
If you are interested in starting your own business, the SBDC is the place to start. Our training programs will provide you with the right information to make the best decisions.
This low cost program, *is made possible by a partnering of the City of Rockford and the IL Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring the professional assistance you need. This course is for individuals who want to learn what it really takes to be your own boss.
*Reduced rate for qualified individuals who are low to moderate income. Others will pay a $100 tuition fee.
Date: Currently in session. Please call for more information regarding next class date. ( Each week on Thursdays for 6 weeks)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Location: EIGERlab, 605 Fulton Ave., Rockford, IL
Storefront Business Planning Class
Are you an entrepreneur with an idea for a profitable "storefront"small business or an existing small business owner that just needs a little help to make your business sustainable and profitable?
The City of Rockford's Commercial District Economic Development Education and Entrepreneurship Network (EDEEN) and Rock Valley College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are offering an 8-week course to help you create a business plan for your restaurant, boutique, gift shop, salon, art gallery, or other concept. You will also receive up to 5 hours of individual assistance following the class to launch your business or strengthen your existing business.
Fees: No cost to low and moderate income households through funding from the City of Rockford. Others will pay a $100 tuition fee.
Location: Rock Valley College Learning Opportunity Center, Stewart Square, Second Floor, 308 West State Street, Downtown Rockford
Schedule: Currently in session. Please call for more information regarding next class date.
Register: Click here to register.
Call Rock Valley College Community & Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 to register.