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!
Elevate is designed to provide education and support services to low income youth between the ages of 16-21 who may have a barrier that is preventing them from completing their High School Diploma or GED and finding employment.
We assist youth in overcoming barriers to employment that might include:
By providing services such as:
We are located at 303 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101 Room 328, our phone number is (815)921-2260, and our hours are M-F 8-5PM.
The Workforce Connection's Elevate Program is cooperatively delivered by the RVC Employment and Grants Division, the YMCA of Rock River Valley, RVC Adult Education Division, and Lydia Home Association of Rockford. Funding for the program is provided through the Workforce Investment Act(WIA).
If you are interested in applying for the program or are the parent/legal guardian of the person applying, please click on the link below to start the application process.