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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Assistance with note taking is an accommodation that may benefit students who need to focus their attention and concentration on listening, or who find taking notes difficult due to a physical, visual, learning, or hearing limitation. Students should take an active role in attempting to secure a note taker, and asking their instructor for assistance when necessary.
Volunteer note-takers are typically peers in the student's class. Note-takers may be obtained by:
Usually note-takers readily volunteer. They are already taking notes for themselves, so the student is not asking them to do more than what they are already doing. Students having difficulty locating a note-taker, or who have concerns regarding the quality of the notes, should discuss this with his/her instructor, or contact the DSS office for assistance. A sample letter to share with note-takers is included in Forms link.
If two or more students volunteer to be note-takers, ask them to submit a copy of their notes to review. Ask one volunteer to be a "substitute" note-taker in the event the primary note-taker is not available. It is helpful for students and note-takers to exchange contact information and the student should supply the note-taker with NCR paper for note taking (can be obtained from the DSS office). At the end of class, both students should have a copy of notes.
A note-taker is not a substitute for class attendance. It is not the note-taker's responsibility to supply the student with notes for classes he/she missed. The student and note-taker should establish "up front" what the note-taker agrees to do in situations where the student receiving notes is absent from class.