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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Right Place to Start (RPS) program is designed to give intensive academic and personal support to student participants throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. To be eligible for the RPS program you must test into Reading RDG 096 or above, have graduated from a Rockford Public High School, or live in the Rockford Public School District. The benefits of the program include two free classes (STU 100 and 101), one-on-one and group coaching sessions, career and transfer exploration via college tours, and earned incentives (gas cards, meal cards, bus passes, etc.).
For more information on this exciting academic opportunity please contact Intercultural Student Services at (815) 921-4116.
Right Place to Start newsletters will be published monthly.
The Right Place to Start Workshops are learning opportunities for all students! From study skills to self-help to career exploration each unique workshop will be a valuable tool for RVC students.
All workshops are free and open to all students.
Monday, 11/18/2013, 2-3pm, WTC 117
Presenter: Christine Pellenz
Wish there was more time in the day? Learn tricks to help you make that time! They are easy to incorporate into your life and will help you find more time to relax, enjoy free; while all your responsibilities are met.
Wednesday, 12/04/2013, 10:30-11:30am, Student Center 1224
Presenter: Sierra Chandler
Join us for a guided goal setting session and plan ahead for a year filled with success!
The LOC is located 308 West State Street in the Stewart Square building in downtown Rockford.
Wednesday, 11/ 20/2013, 2-3pm, LOC 219
Studies continue to show that networking is the most effective job search strategy. Learn step by step how to implement this strategy. Learn how to build relationships and connect with people who can help you explore career options, and lead you to the type of job or internship you are seeking. Conquer your fear and learn how to start networking today. This workshop will be facilitated by Mr. Einar K. Forsman, President & CEO of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, 12/5/2013, 2-3pm, LOC 219
Join the Career Services staff in a lively discussion about you and your future. We will discuss issues including: Are you unsure about what career to go in to? Do you want to know about local career information? Do you wonder how much money you will expect to earn in a certain career? Do you need help planning your career degree or certificate?
Thursday, 12/19/2013, 2-3pm, LOC 219
You are sitting in class minding your own business when out of nowhere the instructor tells everyone to get into a group of four. You stand up and look for a friendly face to form a group with. Some people find group work exhilarating some find it intimidating. We will discuss the skills needed to take full advantage of the learning opportunities afforded you through group exercises.