Rock Valley College


Pathways: Linking Talent with Opportunity

For high school students, "Pathways" allows you as early as the ninth grade to begin exploring career paths to high priority occupations. You can earn up to 12 college credits, in some cases industry certifications, and graduate high school “college ready” in Math and English.

You do not need to be a high school student to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Anyone who is interested in exploring a path to a new and exciting career can pursue "Pathways." The "Pathways" model is designed to ensure that every citizen has a pathway to opportunity.

Current High School Student?

If you are a current high school student and will be again this fall, please connect with your high school counselor for additional information about pathways opportunities available at your high school.

Graduating High School Student?

If you are a graduating high school student, please contact RVC Career Services.

Current Pathways & Participants

Pathways currently being offered:

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics

Participating districts:

  • Belvidere
  • Byron
  • Harlem
  • Hononegah
  • Meridian
  • Rockford
  • Winnebago

To learn more about "Pathways", please contact your high school counselor or Early College.