Rockford, Illinois

Technology on Campus

Information Technology has responsibility for designing, implementing and maintaining Rock Valley College’s voice, video and data systems, for both academic and administrative purposes. This includes resources such as the student system, the financial system, and the human resources/payroll system; audio-video systems, Channel 20 programming, distance learning facilities, and smart classrooms; web-based resources, e-mail, specialized applications, desktop computer systems, and student computer labs; and the telephone system, and payphones.

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Computer Labs

RVC has many different computer labs used for classroom instruction. There are two labs that students can use outside of the formal classroom setting. All labs contain computers with Internet and EAGLE access and standard software as well as printers for student use.

A lab assistant or student worker is available in the Woodward Technology Center and Student Center labs to assist students by answering questions and assisting with computer functions. It is strongly recommended that students using the computer labs save all of their work to thumb drives.

Computer Lab Locations and Hours

Woodward Technology Center, Room 145
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Student Center
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Library Commons Computer Lab
Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ERC Computer Lab (Library)
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Stenstrom Center for Career Education (SCCE), Room 161

Hours vary due to courses scheduled in labs. Available hours are posted on the lab doors. For more information, contact the SCCE at (815) 921-4141.

How do I access RVC wi-fi?

Check out our page with instructions on how to access wi-fi at Rock Valley College.



MyRVC is a one-stop shop on the RVC website where you can access quick links to Online Services, RVC-Mail (student e-mail), EAGLE, iTunesU, Goose Groups, and more! Look for the MyRVC icon at the top of every page on the RVC website: myRVC


Software Discounts 

Microsoft Office Free for RVC Students!

As a college student, you are eligible for education software discounts. Look for these discounts at the RVC Bookstore.

All PC's have this standard software installed:

  • Learning Management System – EAGLE
  • Filezilla (FTP utility)
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash
  • iLife Suite (MAC)
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • iTunes
  • Java
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Quick Time
  • Real Player
  • RVC Alert
  • Shockwave
  • Vipre Anti-Virus
  • Windows Media Player



A coin-operated copy machine is available to students on the first floor of the Library and an additional one is located in the Student Center first floor computer lab. The machines are accessible during regular operating hours. 


RVC Information Technology Policy  

All RVC students are responsible for adhering to the procedure for acceptable use of RVC Information Technology Policy. Please view the most current policy.