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!
Events for Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Presenter: Bill Kroll, JiET-A
Mr. Bill Kroll is a recently retired aerospace engineer from UTC Aerospace. He will be sharing with you ideas for developing your communication skills to help you sharpen your skills in preparation for a future internship and beyond into your engineering careers. Discussion will include insight into what it is like to work as an engineer on a team and how to convey technical ideas to a variety of audiences. Engineers really do need to be effective communicators in order to succeed!
All women ages 14-104 with a great money-making idea or recent business startup are invited to apply to the first annual Enactus Rockford Women's Empowerment Shark Tank Competition sponsored by Walmart.
Competitors are invited to apply for FREE by submitting an application to Enactus Rockford. Competitors will be provided 2'x4' table display space to represent their business idea during the 2:00-3:30 p.m. networking fair. During that time, each competitor will be briefly called away to make their 3-5 minute presentation to a panel of judges. Also during the networking fair, a variety of businesses and women's networking groups will be on hand to promote their services, encourage membership, and answer questions.
The event, open to the public, is a great opportunity for all local entrepreneurs to learn about resources, make connections, and be inspired to take the next step in their entrepreneurial dream! From 3:30-4:00 p.m. a panel of accomplished local women will share their secrets to entrepreneurial success.
At 4:00 p.m. the announced finalists will present their pitches to the public with an awards ceremony to immediately follow.
Competitors that would like help in filling out their application and/or practicing their pitch can attend one of three free training sessions offered on the Rock Valley College campus:
Presenter: Matt Gargano
Are excuses wearing you down? Tired of being tied up and hemmed in by excuses? Need help unraveling the paralyzing effects of excuse-making? Come and learn how to break the cycle and bondage of excuses through a powerful illustration! Learn the life-long strategies to break free from the bondage of excuses. Start today by not allowing an excuse to keep you from this transformational workshop!