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 Adult Education program offers, at no cost, GED instruction in both English and Spanish languages. Basic skill instruction is also offered in Reading, Writing and Math at no cost. The GED credential - whether called a diploma or certificate - is the most widely accepted and respected high school equivalency credential.
This online course is for students who want to prepare for the GED Exam using instruction through the Internet. Students must be self disciplined, have competent computer skills, access to the Internet and an e-mail address. Students are required to first pre-register and then attend one 3-hour enrollment session with the instructor. Students must read at a 9th grade or higher level to enroll in this class. Classes will begin again in the Spring.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
GED for College is an intensive course for motivated students who plan on taking college level courses. This is a structured course in which students must keep pace with the lessons scheduled by their instructor. In addition to completing their GED, students will learn critical thinking, writing and study skills necessary for college success.
To register for a GED for College Information Session, please fill out the information below:
* Are you interested in a condensed learning option?
* Are you available 4 mornings or 4 afternoons each week?
If you are currently unemployed and have been determined eligible to receive, are currently receiving or have recently exhausted unemployment benefits, please take a few minutes to see if you qualify for this class. Click on the link below to complete the survey.
For more information on the Dislocated Workers Program, click on the following link.
To receive more information by e-mail on any of our GED programs, please fill out the form below:
Rock Valley College provides, on a flexible and individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have documented disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in class activities or meet class requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Adult Education office, 815-921-2000, to discuss their needs for accommodations. Approximately 33.8% ($343,988) of total grant dollars to the Adult Education Program are provided through Federal funding.