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!
Criminal Science Management
The Criminal Justice Management major was designed by law enforcement professionals for law enforcement professionals. The curriculum not only provides classes that will meet the needs of those interested in law enforcement, but it provides a solid management base as well for students who may want to work their way up the ranks to a better career position now or in the future. This major will prepare and enrich police officers, court and security personnel and anyone else interested in the law enforcement field.
Upper Iowa University-Rockford
The purpose of the criminal justice major is to prepare the learner to understand the application of research-based theory, legal guidelines, and ethical principles to the practical functioning of the criminal justice system.
The criminal justice major consists of 39 semester credits. In addition, learners must complete the general education core along with additional elective credits to complete the 120 semester credits required for the Bachelor of Science degree. At least 18 credits in this major must be earned in upper division coursework. A minimum 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.