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.
Graduates of this program organize, lead, and manage the process related to Building Construction by promoting sound building practices with emphasis on energy conservation, human comfort, and responsible resource management.
Graduates work in such jobs as sustainability coordinator, energy auditor, envelope professional, or resource manager. With additional experience, successful graduates can advance to LEED professional, project engineer, building inspector, construction or maintenance supervisor, or green building contractor.
Graduates of the program have the option to transfer their degree to various four-year universities to pursue a B.S. in Construction Management or Sustainability. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Sustainable Building Science program.
|BCM-100||Introduction to Construction Management||(3)|
|BCM-104||Construction Blueprint Reading||(3)|
|BCM-117||Construction Materials & Methods||(3)|
|BCM-137||Architectural CAD Drafting I||(3)|
|BCM-219||Statics-Strength Materials Build Constr.||(3)|
|BCM-239||Wood Frame Structures||(3)|
|BCM-251||Codes, Contracts, & Specifications||(3)|
|BCM-268||Home Performance & Energy Audit||(3)|
|BCM-270||Construction Job Scheduling||(3)|
|BCM-278||Green Building Fundamentals||(3)|
|BUS-101||Introduction to Business||(3)|
|EET-105||Introduction to Sustainable Energy||(3)|
Also included is one BCM elective (3 credits)
General Education Course Requirements (15 credits)
Requirements (12 credits):
|BIO-107||Environmental Science Laboratory||(1)|
|MTH-100||Technical Mathematics, or|
|ENG-103||Composition II, or|
|ENG-105||Business Communications, or|
|ENG-110||Introduction to Technical Writing, or|
|SPH-131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
IAI GECC Elective (3 credits)
Select a course from the Liberal Arts and Sciences areas (examples: ART, BIO, ECO, ENG, MTH, SOC, etc.), to fulfill IAI General Education Core Curriculum requirement.
Note: Other General Education courses approved by the BCM Academic Chair may be substituted.
The course requirements for the BCM and SBS degree programs are very similar. Consequently, obtaining a second degree is an attractive option to many graduates. Specifically, a graduate of the BCM program may desire to obtain a second degree in SBS.
Fundamentally, a minimum of 15 additional credits must be taken.
A graduate of the SBS program (7050) who desires to also receive a BCM (7000) degree must take:
(This means an SBS graduate must take between 15 credits additionally to receive a second degree in BCM.)
Also included are two BCM electives (3 credits each)