Rock Valley College

ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System)

 The ICAPS program is a short-term program that helps prepare students for specific, high-demand employment. Qualifying students earn a college certificate with academic support.

ICAPS Programs Include:

  • Academic support in the college courses
  • An additional academic support class 
  • Transition to college and help with any obstacles that arise
  • Assistance with the financial aid process
  • Books and materials (Provided at no cost)
  • Employability skills and assistance with job search
  • Preparation for industry-recognized exams

Financial Assistance may be available

Target Population:

  • Former or current adult education students
  • Prospective students whose first language is not English
  • GED graduates or those pursuing a GED
  • Prospective students who place into developmental reading on the ACCUPLACER placement test
  • Prospective students attempting college for the second time


The ICAPS application is open for Fall Semester 2021.

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For more information, contact the Transitions Coordinator, Jenny Morgan, at 815-921-4296 or