Rock Valley College

Non-Credit Course Offerings

Rock Valley College offers a number of mostly non-credit course options aside from the typical courses offered for college credit, including:

Community and Continuing Education

Encouraging life-long learning at any age!

Community and Continuing Education (CCE) offers courses for hobby, leisure, and development. Specific programs and courses are designed to increase useful job knowledge, functional skills and practical workplace methods that directly translate into improved employee performance. Programs or courses that meets the criteria of helping students in their general professional development, career advancement or preparation for state and national certificate exams would qualify to be offered through CCE. Courses do not earn credit toward college degrees and are not transferable.

To learn more, visit our website or call (815) 921-3900.

Whiz Kids

Engaging Minds Since 1980!

Whiz Kids classes are designed to provide enrichment activities for youth, cleverly disguised as fun, where students learn by doing and supporting each other in the learning process. Kids are inspired to try new things, build independence, gain social skills, face challenges, learn the value of work, and build character. Whiz Kids classes are taught by experienced educators who have a passion for inspiring kids.

The goal of Whiz Kids will always be the same. We are about making sure youth have the time of their lives and create ever-lasting memories. It’s a much needed break from the rigor of the academic year, where we can make creativity, adventure, thrills, smiles, & plain old good times happen.

To learn more, visit our website or call (815) 921-3900.


Take a field trip to a museum in Chicago . Learn how to surf the net. Or, get tips on staying healthy. Our Center for Learning in Retirement offers a wide range of activities geared specifically for older adults. CLR members all share a common interest in lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. You'll be treated to thought-provoking classes and trips focusing on the arts, current events, the sciences, religion, and more.   

These courses are offered exclusively to CLR members. CLR members must be age 50 or older and pay an annual membership fee.

To learn more, visit our website or call (815) 921-3930.

Adult Education

Whether you want to earn your GED, improve your English language skills, polish your basic skills to prepare for a job, or retool for re-entry into the workforce, there's a program just for you at Rock Valley College. We have programs that will position you for success, whatever your background or experience.

To learn more, visit our website or call (815) 921-2000.

Truck Driver Training

The Rock Valley College 240-hour truck driver training program can be completed in six weeks. The training combines classroom presentation with hands-on experience that leads to a Class A Commercial driver's license. The course will provide you with the basic skills to become a safe, professional truck driver. Upon successful completion, you will be able to secure an entry-level position in the trucking industry.

To learn more, visit our website or call (815) 921-2076.