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: Friday, September 21, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516Event date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Rock Valley College is hosting a Disability Mentoring Day on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Stenstrom Center for Career Education (4151 Samuelson Road).
This annual event provides employment-related activities and services for people with disabilities, such as interviewing, job readiness skills, and presentations. In addition, area employers will be on hand to provide information and assistance to potential job seekers with disabilities.
The morning session is reserved for adults who will have the opportunity to participate in speed interviewing with 15 local employers. Employers will provide feedback forms for each interviewee that will rate them on appearance, introduction, enthusiasm, eye contact, appropriateness of questions asked, and general impression.
Then from noon to 3:00 p.m., approximately 120 students from Rockford Public School District 205 will come for lunch, followed by three breakout sessions on speed interviewing; filling out job applications; and a panel discussion covering job readiness, making first impressions, and how to dress for interviews.
Disability Mentoring Day is a nationwide effort to promote career development for students with disabilities through hands-on career exploration. Disability Mentoring Day began in 1999 with fewer than three-dozen student participants as part of a White House effort to increase the profile of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), celebrated every October.
For more information please contact Lynn Shattuck, Coordinator/Disability Support Services, at (815) 921-2356.