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.
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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.
Today’s manufacturing is impacted by global competition forcing the need to accelerate product design and development. Graduates of this program are prepared for interdisciplinary careers in high-tech manufacturing and industrial technology. The areas of emphasis are modern design methods, production, and continuous improvement techniques.
In addition to the areas of product design, 3-D CAD modeling, process planning, production scheduling, quality technician, and CNC programming and operation, a graduate of this degree may assume responsibilities in automated production, technical sales, and problem solving in many other areas of today’s dynamic world of manufacturing.
Graduates of this program are qualified and encouraged to pursue the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification.
|MET-110||Manufacturing Processes I||(3)|
|MET-111||CNC Machine Setup/Operations/Programmin||(3)|
|MET-243||Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing||(3)|
|MET-100||Introductory CAD and Print Reading||(3)|
|MET-105||Materials and Processes||(3)|
|MET-133||Graphics/SolidWorks CAD I||(3)|
|MET-146||Hydraulics, Pneumatics and PLCs||(3)|
|MET-218||Strength of Materials||(3)|
|EET-141||DC/AC Circuits and Electronics I||(4)|
|EET-254||Robotics and Automated Systems||(3)|
|ENG-103||Composition II, or|
|ENG-110||Introduction to Technical Writing||(3)|
|*||MTH-125||Plane Trigonometry, or|
|SPH-131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
* may replace with any Math Elective