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!
FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool. It will enable you to assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. To create your personal account in FOCUS 2:
The NEXT TIME you use FOCUS 2:
(You do not need to create another account to reuse FOCUS 2; Your original account remains active and will store all your results each time you use it.)
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a nationally recognized personality assessment tool. The assessment results consist of a ten page career report offering information on the type of work environment, tasks, job families and specific occupations that would best suit your personality type. The report also offers suggestions targeted for the challenges your personality type might experience in pursuing career goals.
The assessment is taken over the Internet, and the results are sent to Career Services, Advising and Placement. You must make an appointment with the Career Advisor to interpret the results and receive your printed copy. To receive more information and the assessment instructions, please call (815) 921-4091.
Information available in Career Services, Advising, and Placement.