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.
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.
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 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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 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!
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
A replica of the frigate, the USS Constitution, better known as "Old Ironsides," will be dedicated at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012, at the Estelle M. Black Library, Educational Resource Center, Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with the commemoration of Veterans Day and the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The 1/155 scale replica was built and donated to the library, where it will be on permanent display, by Ronald C. Ramlow in gratitude for the education his three children received at Rock Valley College.
Dedication ceremony remarks will be given by Captain Caroline Nielson, Chief of Staff for Commander Navy Region Midwest, Rear Admiral Rick Williamson. Military veterans, hobbyists, and historians are especially encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.