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.
Graduates of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program are well-versed in child development, developmentally appropriate practices, discipline techniques, and other integral facets of early childhood education. Students will be prepared to direct or teach at a day care center or preschool.
Enrollment in courses requires weekly field assignments as well as a complete medical examination, TB skin test, State background checks, and three written references. Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Early Childhood Education program.
Opportunities exist in home-based care, day care centers, nursery schools, preschools, private homes, and at before or after-school programs. While the program is not preparation for state certification, courses may transfer to four-year schools, where certification can be earned to teach ages birth through third grade.
|ECE-100||The Child Care Worker||(3)|
|ECE-200||Intro to Early Childhood Education||(3)|
|ECE-101||The Developing Child||(5)|
|ECE-103||Nutrition and Health of Young Child||(2)|
|ECE-104||Large Muscle Development||(2)|
|ECE-105||Develop Techniques Working Young Child||(3)|
|ECE-106||Music for the Young Child||(3)|
|ECE-107||Science for the Young Child||(2)|
|ECE-108||Art for the Young Child||(3)|
|ECE-202||Family-Community Relationships & Resourc||(3)|
|ECE-203||Curriculum Planning for Young Child||(3)|
|ECE-205||Organization & Supervise-Early Child Fac||(3)|
|ECE-206||Mathematics for the Young Child||(2)|
|EDU-244||Students With Diabilities in School||(3)|
|PSY-270||Life-Span Developmental Psychology, or|
|SOC-190||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|
|SOC-299||Marriage and Family, or|
|SPH-131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
BIO elective: Select one 3-credit elective from prefix BIO.