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?
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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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!
Federally-licensed graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AVM) program are prepared to assume positions as airline or general aviation engine and/or airframe mechanics. The program is certified to provide approved instruction leading to FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate examinations. Currently, 2,000 hours of instruction are offered in the areas of airframe and powerplant, which translates to 11 months of instruction in each year of the two-year program.
In addition to the general aviation engine and/or airframe mechanic, graduates have also found work in other job-related areas, such as sheet metal construction and repair, reciprocating and turbine engine repair and overhaul, engine accessory overhaul and repair, air conditioning systems, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical systems maintenance.
The program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate program for those who wish to pursue a four-year degree. Graduates also receive preferential admission status when they apply to the B.S. in Aviation Management or Aviation Technologies programs at Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
The RVC/AVM program does not accept transfer credits for aviation courses completed at any other institution.
The following procedures indicate steps to be taken by an applicant for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
|AVM-101||Materials and Processes||(3)|
|AVM-103||Aviation Math and Physics||(2)|
|AVM-104||Records and Publications||(3)|
|AVM-105||Aircraft Drawing--Weight & Balance||(3)|
|AVM-106||Cleaning and Corrosion Control||(3)|
|AVM-160||Fuel and Lubrication Systems||(6)|
|AVM-161||Engine Support Systems||(3)|
|AVM-165||Engine Electrical Systems||(2)|
|AVM-241||Aircraft Finishing and Covering||(3)|
|AVM-242||Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems||(2)|
|AVM-244||Aircraft Auxiliary Systems||(1)|
|AVM-245||Aircraft Electrical Systems||(3)|
|AVM-246||Aircraft Instrument & Communication Sys.||(2)|
|AVM-247||Aircraft Metal Structures||(6)|
|AVM-248||Hydraulic & Pneumatic Cont. Sys.||(3)|
|AVM-249||Aircraft Fuel Systems||(1)|
|AVM-250||Assembly & Rigging||(3)|
|AVM-251||Landing Gears Systems||(3)|