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.
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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.
The Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Agriculture will prepare students for transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree in preparation for a career in the fields of agriculture and consumer science. Students interested in agricultural production, marketing and merchandising, research and development, or public policy can find a career in agriculture. Through a partnership with the University of Illinois’ College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), Rock Valley College is a partner in a collaborative initiative known as ACES ACCESS. Students will take four introductory agricultural science courses (one per semester for four semesters) taught by University of Illinois professors. The four courses will be offered through the University of Illinois-Champaign by an online delivery method. Travel to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for one- or two-lab sessions at the agricultural
lab facility will be required within the semester. All other course requirements will be completed at Rock Valley College.
Students completing an A.S. degree with an emphasis in Agriculture will be prepared to transfer to one of four participating universities: University of Illinois-Champaign, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State University, and Western Illinois University. Students who transfer to one of these universities will have
opportunities to specialize in a wide variety of agricultural fields, including, but not limited to: