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.
Head Coach: Frank Horvat
Frank Horvat has over 30 years of experience coaching soccer in the Rockford area. For the last eight years he has worked as the Director of Coaching at Rock Run Soccer Club where his responsibilities included player development, recruitment of players and coaches, coaching development, and scheduling.
He spent 12 years (1993-2005) as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Northern Illinois University where his teams won two Mid-American Conference regular season and tournament titles (1997 and 1998).
Prior to that, Horvat was the Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach at Boylan High School for seven years. As the boys coach (1986-1992) he compiled a 109-50-14 record, won seven Illinois High School Association (IHSA) regional titles, and made four appearances in the IHSA Sweet 16. As the girls coach (1987-1992) his teams went 109-22-10 and advanced to the IHSA Elite 8 in each of his six seasons. For both sports combined over his eight years, Horvat was named Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Region Coach of the Year eight times and NIC-9 Coach of the Year seven times.
Horvat's coaching career began while he was a student at Rockford College. He coached for the first club program in the area, Rockford United, and after graduating became an assistant coach for Rockford College.