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!
Lynn Shattuck, Disability Services Coordinator
As Disability Support Services Coordinator at Rock Valley College, Lynn's office is responsible for ensuring that all students with documented disabilities have access to the college's programs, services, and activities. Lynn's educational background includes Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master of Art degree from Northern Illinois University Communicative Disorders with a specialization in Deafness Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a member of the national Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), the Illinois/Iowa Chapter of AHEAD and and college's Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT).
Lynn Perkins, Dean of Students
As the Dean of Students, part of Lynn's responsibilities includes efforts to support student rights and responsibilities. The B.I.T. initiative was developed as part of the Emergency Preparedness initiative in the fall of 2009. Lynn encourages students to reach their potential as well as seek resources to improve their decision making skills and resolve conflicts with respect and civility. Lynn has a Bachelor of Science degree from University Wisconsin-Madison, in Extension Education, and a Masters of Education in Adult Education from University of Minnesota –Twin Cities. She is a member of Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBita), participates in the Annual Gehring Academy of Student Conduct, and currently serves on the following Rock Valley College committees; Nonviolence Education & Outreach (NEOC), - Chair, BIT - Chair, Emergency Preparedness Steering Committee, Academic Council, CAO council, Student Development Management Team, and Strategic Enrollment Management Committee – Co-chair (SEMC).
Michael Kravitz- RVC Counselor
LaShun McGhee, Specialist, Dean of Students
As the BIT Liaison, LaShun helps train staff, faculty, and students on the BIT process. She is often the initial contact for a student of concern. She implemented, and manages the BIT Student Leader program with a focus on gaining peer-to-peer awareness and support and leads the BIT marketing efforts. She also helps with campus outreach, intervention and awareness efforts: safety, interpersonal violence, sexual harassment etc. Her degree in Psychology and over a decade of experience in residential and outpatient settings with Co-Occurring populations [(Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions (AODA) and Mental Illness & Substance Abuse (MISA)], has been instrumental with the development of the BIT initiative. Her experience as a Lead Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) having provided individual, family, and group counseling; trained staff in case management and clinical documentation, with expertise in crisis management and prevention. She is a member of the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBita). She also serves as Co-Chair, Employee Development (EDC), member of RVC's Nonviolence Education & Outreach (NEOC) and Advisor for Black Student Alliance.
Tom Coe, Sergeant, RVC Public Safety
Tom's Law Enforcement career began in the Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer and later recruited onto Embassy Duty where I served at the American Embassy Prague Czechoslovakia and Brussels Belgium. He was hired by Rockford Police Department after his discharge. He served as a patrol officer, Field training officer, Patrol Sergeant, Swat Officer, Bicycle and K-9 unit supervisor, firearms instructor, Community Services supervisor. He retired as Lieutenant from Rockford Police Department. He has served the past five years as platoon leader for a State supported Crowd Control Team, has experience in deployment and dealing with disorderly crowds. He attended the Police School of Staff and Command at Northwestern, The Police Executive Development School, Western. Tom has been trained as a critical incident team member dealing with emotionally distraught individuals.