Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Launch Program

Launch ProgramFor information on the Launch Program, please call (815) 921-3101 or e-mail r.gocken@rockvalleycollege.edu.

Rock Valley College and local industries have joined forces on the Launch Program to offer you paid, job-related experience while you earn your Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree.

Another option under the Launch Program is to earn a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology through Rock Valley College and gain valuable real-world experience while being paid for your time.

See details on both options below:

 

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology option

Rock Valley College and local industries have joined forces on the Launch Program to offer you paid, job-related experience while you earn your Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree.


In the Launch Program, you will earn a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology through Rock Valley College. In addition, you will gain valuable real-world experience while being paid for your time.  Qualified students will have tuition and fees provided by the company. Some of our partners listed above will also cover the cost of textbooks for participating students.

Classes offered

Launch is a two-year program with benefits, including holiday and vacation pay, profit sharing and competitive starting wages.

First year course offerings include:

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Hydraulics, Pneumatics and PLCs
  • Intro CAD and Blueprint Reading
  • Statics
  • Applied Physics
  • Plane Trigonometry
  • DC/AC Circuits and Electronics
  • CNC Machine Setup-Operation-Programming

Easy as 1-2-3

1. Contact Rock Valley College at (815) 921-4250.  Submit an RVC Enrollment Information Form.

2. Submit individual ACT scores or take RVC placement exams.  Qualified applicants need to place at the college level (ACT scores of 19 in Reading and English, 22 in Math).

3. Work a minimum of 20 hours a week and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.

Offer for employment is contingent upon passing drug test and background check.

 

 

Electronic Engineering Technology option

Another option under the Launch Program is to earn a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology through Rock Valley College and gain valuable real-world experience while being paid for your time.

Easy as 1-2-3

1. Contact Rock Valley College at (815) 921-3100.  Submit an RVC Application for Admission.

2. Submit individual ACT scores or take RVC placement exams.  Qualified applicants need to place at the college level (ACT scores of 19 in Reading and English, 22 in Math).

3. World a minimum of 20 hours a week and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.

Offer for employment is contingent upon passing drug test and background check.

 

Learn More

If you're interested in learning more about the Launch Program, fill out this quick form and a College staff member will contact you to discuss it further.

 
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