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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features over 91,000 book 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!
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 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.
If you are ready to enroll in Adult Education classes, you must come to one of the following testing sessions. Classes are offered in basic skills, and preparation for High School Equivalency Exams (GED).
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 must register and test prior to attending an orientation session with the instructor. Students must read at a 9th grade or higher level to enroll in this class.
* 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.
Ready to take your GED test? GED testing in this area is available through the Regional Office of Education in Loves Park. Eligible persons may test without taking classes. Visit the following web page for more information.
To receive more information by e-mail on any of our GED programs, please fill out the form below:
Approximately 36.58% ($406,612) of total grant dollars to the Adult Education Program are provided through federal funding. Rock Valley College provides, on an 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. Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.