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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Student job openings are updated as soon as new openings become available. Please note, all salaries start at $8.25 per hour and students are limited to 20 hours per week.
Job Openings as of 3-7-14TUTORING CENTER
Supervisor/Contact Person: Melissa Clements, 815-921-2363
Description: Peer tutors needed to assist students in content areas and with study skills. Tutoring is done in the Tutoring Lab during regularly posted hours. Other duties may include helping in the office when needed. Applicants must have and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and have received an A or B in the classes they are tutoring. Applicants must obtain a referral from a faculty member. Must complete an interview and training will be given per CRLA guidelines. Hours will be scheduled around his/her classes. The Tutoring Center is open on the main campus Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm; Friday from 9 am – 2 pm during the Fall/Spring semesters; Summer semester Monday – Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday 9 am to 1 pm. Hours at the Stenstrom Center and the LOC may vary.
THEATRE & ARTS PARK DEPARTMENT
Supervisor/Contact Person: Mike Webb 815-921-2151
Location: Main Campus – Building F
Description: Students need to help in the theatre and set. Must be reliable and dependable. Also students need to assist in the costume shop. Sewing experience is necessary.
PLANT OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE –
Supervisor/Contact Person: Bob Seele (R.Seele@RockValleyCollege.edu)
Location: Support Services Building – room 2216 (main campus)
Description: Two job openings at the Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Road, ideal for students who have classes there. Duties would include general inside maintenance assistance with supervision as assigned for trash collection, minor custodial duties, events setups, bathroom stocking and minor repairs. One opening is for mornings and one is for evenings until 7:00 PM. Must have a valid driver's license.
WORKFORCE CONNECTION RESOURCE ROOM
Supervisor/Contact Person: Sue Carmichael 815-921-2251
Location: 303 N. Main Street, Rockford
Description: Job duties would include providing general assistance for customers in the computer lab with tutorials for Windows, Word and Excel; setting up free e-mail accounts; WinWay Resume software; posting/e-mailing a resume on the Internet; Illinois Skills Match; and becoming familiar with Internet job seeking web sites and becoming familiar with library resources for job seekers. Other duties would include answer/response to telephone inquiries, operating fax and copy machines, filing, and maintaining spreadsheets. Needed 20 hours per week; must be CWS eligible.
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Supervisor/Contact Person: Mary Struthers 815-921-4162
Description: General clerical duties to include file maintenance, handling financial aid intake paperwork, answering the phone, taking messages, data entry and special projects. Practical experience with Microsoft Word is a must. Applicant will need to be customer service oriented, dependable and display a professional attitude at all times. Must be enrolled in or have taken college level math. The successful candidate must be available to work 15 – 20 hours per week, including one evening a week until 6:00 pm, and Tuesday mornings; rest of the hours are flexible.
ADMISSIONS OFFICE – College Mascot
Supervisor/Contact Person: Jennifer Thompson – 815-921-4272
Location: Student Center, main floor
Description: The Admissions Office is looking for passionate and enthusiastic students to serve as the College mascot, the Golden Eagle. This is an integral part of the college's community outreach program and the Golden Eagle appears at athletic events, school visits, parades and festivals, campus events and other activities. Applicant must be reliable and able to work a variety of hours, including weekdays, weekends and evenings as a part of a rotation of mascot performers. Applicant must have the ability to be "larger than life" with movements and gestures, be good with kids, be comfortable performing in front of crowds, be able to think on his/her feet, and work under varied conditions. Prior mascot, theater, and movement or dance experience preferred; must be flexible and adaptable. The position is paid on an event-by-event basis.
Supervisor/Contact Person: Nicholas Bowers 815-921-2265
Location: 303 N. Main Street – Supply Core Building
Description: Assistant needed to perform general office duties to include data entry, filing, answering telephones, making copies.Basic computer skills necessary. The main focus of this job will be working with the ELEVATE youth program, and assisting students and the general public in the Resource Room, which will consist of a computer lab. Patrons will be using the lab for job searches, homework assignments and reference searches. The Refugee Program also sponsors a citizenship program, which the applicant will be working with. Needed 10-20 hours per week and hours are flexible.