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 Education

Encouraging life-long learning at any age!

Community Education offers courses that help you learn a new hobby or skill, enjoy leisure and recreational activities and benefit from personal enrichment courses. Students of any age can take these non-credit courses; there are no entrance exams and no diploma requirements. Courses are offered at the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Rd.), as well as other convenient locations throughout the region.

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


Whiz Kids

Challenging minds since 1980!

Rock Valley College Whiz Kids provides students in K-8th grades with a variety of academic enrichment opportunities. Through creative teaching strategies, materials, and curricula, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids offers unique, hands-on activities with inventive modes of participation. Students have fun using their imaginations, perfecting their talents, and gaining confidence in academic areas. Parents like this program because it provides a positive and stimulating environment for their children. We like it because we enjoy the kids and love to see learning in action!

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


Continuing Education

ENHANCE! Your skills. Your career. Your life.

Continuing Education offers courses and programs to help you upgrade your skills with non-degree credit, state and national certification and licensing courses in business, healthcare, professional development and technology areas. Designed as short-term, non-degree alternatives, these programs do not require an entrance exam for admission. NOTE: Financial Aid does not apply to Continuing Education courses.

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.