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!
Refugee & Immigrant Services provides adjustment and employment services to Refugees from the northern ten counties in Illinois. Our job developers and staff work with employers who have found that hiring refugees and immigrants through our program has assisted them in attaining great production rates and locating wonderful employees.
A refugee is a person who has fled his or her native country because of past persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution. This can be based on race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or a membership in a particular social group. Refugees are legal immigrants that are looking for an opportunity to demonstrate their strong work ethics in stable employment.
Yes, Refugees are authorized to work in the United States. Refugees are given an I-94 card which establishes their right to employment. The I-94 does not expire, and they are authorized to work indefinitely.
Refugees have varying levels of English capabilities, both spoken and written. Many employers have found that language barriers, just like many other barriers, can be overcome. Employers have overcome such barriers in many ways: placing the new employee alongside another employee who speaks their language, assigning new employees to jobs that require minimal English capabilities, or utilizing our free translation services.
The Rock Valley College Refugee Program is located at The Workforce Connection at 303 North Main Street. If you have any employment needs, please call us at (815) 921-2273 to see how Refugee & Immigrant Services can best meet your needs. Mark Spain, our Job Developer, would be happy to discuss our program.