Rock Valley College

Karl J. Jacobs Center for Science and Math

JCSM lobbyThe Karl J. Jacobs Center for Science and Math opened on the Rock Valley College main campus in August 2011. The 106,000 square foot building allows Rock Valley College to increase course offerings in science and math for transfer and career programs.

Numerous innovative sustainable technologies were incorporated into the design of the building and Rock Valley College received LEED Gold certification for its design.

Some of the building's features include:

  • Life Science & Physical Science Labs and Resource Labs
  • Math Labs & Classrooms
  • Greenhouse
  • Faculty and Support Services offices
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Student Life space (seating and study areas for approx. 200 students)
  • Green technology

The building is named after Dr. Karl J. Jacobs, who served as president of Rock Valley College from 1969 – 1997. During his tenure multiple academic programs and building projects were formed to serve the region. Highly respected by local leaders, Dr. Jacobs sought to meet community needs through academic and career programs at Rock Valley College.

Please see our drop-down list below for more information on scope of the building project.