As a CLR member, you'll be able to register for CLR classes in the spring, summer, and fall semesters of a given year. You'll also enjoy discounted rates on bus trips and social events and have the opportunity to join any of our Special Interest Groups.
Sign-up for classes:
- Review the latest schedule of classes
- Complete the CLR Class Registration Form
Register for Fall 2023 CLR Classes
- Submit the completed form and payment to CLR
You can mail-in or drop-off your registration form and payment (cash or check). The CLR office is located at the Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61114). If mailing, please mail to: RVC-CLR, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114. NOTE: You can register for any class that is not full until the day before the class begins. Registration does not end when the semester begins.
Class Updates & Offerings
CLR Trips & Socials
We're excited to offer special trips and social events to our CLR members. New opportunities are scheduled each semester.Explore Trips & Socials
CLR Class Updates
Some CLR classes will fill up throughout the semester. Visit our website frequently to find a list of filled classes sorted alphabetically by course code.View Class Updates
There are no upcoming trips or socials at this time.
- Basics of Managing Computer Files and Folders – Instructor Change
- Leader: John Majernik, Facilitator: Bob Bertolasi, Date: Monday, 10/16, Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Location: RVC Bell School Road Center, Room 5, Cost: $20, The incorrect instructor was printed in the CLR catalog for this class. The correct instructor is John Majernik, facilitated by Bob Bertolasi.
- Vivo Virtual Fitness, Late Session – Start Date Changed
- Leader: Vivo Certified Fitness trainers, Facilitator: Ellen Taylor-White, NEW Dates: Thursday, 10/19 - Thursday, 12/14, Time: 8:30-9:15 a.m., Location: Online via Zoom, Cost: $100, Due to a scheduling issue, the start date of the Vivo Virtual Fitness Program was pushed back by one session. The class now ends one session later, as well.
- Along the Western Trails in Our National Park System – Date Change
- Leader: David Kroese, Facilitator: Bob Bertolasi, NEW Date: Monday, 10/23, Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Location: RVC Bell School Road Center, Room 3, Cost: $15, Due to a miscommunication with the start time of the class, the instructor was unable to make it on the originally scheduled date.
The following classes are now filled:
- ART-701-CLR1 – Pastel Techniques
- ART-701-CLR2 – Acrylic Painting - Autumn Glory
- ART-701-CLR3 – Acrylic Painting - Palette Knives
- ART-720-CLR4 – Art of Tangling
- ART-720-CLR5 – Tangling Art 2
- CMP-703-CLR1 – Restoring Old Photos
- FIN-701-CLR1 – Passing Assets to the Next Generation
- HLT-725-CLR2 – Mediterranean Eating
- HST-720-CLR8 – Rockford Street Names
- HUM-701-CLR1 – A Neil Diamond Story
- HUM-701-CLR4 – Rockford Symphony Orchestra
- HUM-714-CLR1 – The Best Gift – My Story
- SPC-720-CLR1 – Beginning American Mah Jongg
- SPC-720-CLR2 – Flower Fall Workshop (AM)
- SPC-720-CLR3 – Flower Fall Workshop (PM)
- SPC-720-CLR4 – Flower Holiday Workshop (AM)
- SPC-720-CLR5 – Flower Holiday Workshop (PM)
- SPC-760-CLR2 – Introduction to Pickleball
- SPC-760-CLR3 – Pickleball II
- SPC-785-CLR1 – iPhone/iPad: Beyond Basics (9/26)
- SPC-785-CLR2 – iPhone/iPad: Beyond Basics (9/27)
- TOU-700-CLR2 – Tour of Rockford Airport
- TOU-700-CLR6 – Tour of Knightsville District
Yes! You can view the class schedule online.
NOTE: Only current CLR members and CLR members from the prior year are mailed a copy of the CLR catalog containing the class schedule. It can be mailed to anyone upon request. To request a copy, please contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931.
The registration deadline for in-person classes is any time before the class begins (as long as the class is not at capacity). If registering for an online class, it's best to register one day prior to the class. (Zoom information for online classes is emailed on the afternoon prior to the class start date). If you are registering the day before a class starts, you will need to bring payment in the form of cash or check to the CLR office at the Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61114).
CLR is not currently set up to take online payments. You will need to fill out the registration form, attach payment, and mail to the CLR office at Rock Valley College – CLR, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114 or bring to the CLR office during our normal business hours. If outside of our business hours, you can place registration and payment in the drop box outside the west entrance of the Bell School Road Center.
Yes. Two weeks prior to each semester start date all registered participants will be mailed a ONE-TIME copy of their Student Schedule confirming all classes. For ALL CLR classes (in-person, online, and hybrid), email reminders from the CLR office are sent on the afternoon prior to the class start date.
If your class is IN-PERSON, confirm your classes with your student schedule and arrive at the assigned location of the class at the scheduled date/time. The CLR facilitator assigned to the class will direct you from there.
If your class is ONLINE via Zoom, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to your class along with any handouts that have been provided by the instructor on the afternoon prior to the class start date.
NOTE: You can request a copy of your student schedule be emailed to you at any time throughout the semester. Please contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 to obtain a copy.
Yes. For all CLR classes, email reminders for upcoming classes are sent to registered participants on the afternoon prior to the scheduled class date. This all in-person, online, and hybrid classes.
If you wish to cancel from a class, you must do so at least one day prior to the scheduled start date in order to receive a refund. There is a $5 per class cancellation fee and no refunds are given after a class begins. If you know you will be unable to attend a class, it would be appreciated of you let the office know. If a class has a waiting list, it allows someone else the opportunity to register for the class.
Almost all CLR Zoom classes will be recorded. If you are unable to attend a class that you signed up for, please call the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 explaining your situation. If the class you missed has been recorded, you may request the link to the recording.
NOTE: Not all online CLR classes will be recorded. It is highly recommended to contact the CLR office prior to your online class meeting date/time to ensure that there will be a recording of a specific class. These recordings will only be available for two weeks after the class has ended. Once the two weeks have elapsed, the link will no longer be active and you will no longer be able to access it. Recordings of online classes are typically available for viewing 1-5 days after the class has ended. COLLEGE COLLABORATION CLASSES HOSTED BY OTHER COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE NOT RECORDED.
The CLR library is open during the CLR office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
You can download the Zoom Client for Meetings application from the download center at zoom.us/download.
A basic Zoom license is free. A paid account is only needed if you are setting up your own meetings.
An account is not required to join a class, however, if you plan to take multiple classes, it is highly recommended to create a basic, free account. You can sign up for an account at zoom.us/signup.
The easiest way to join a meeting is by directly clicking the link sent to you via email by CLR. If this does not work for you, you can join a meeting manually by entering the Meeting ID and Password that is also included in the email sent to you by CLR. If you need further instructions on this process, contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 and we will get step-by-step instructions to you.
Zoom is available on a wide variety of devices including laptop or computer (Windows or Apple/Mac), tablet (iPad/Kindle/Android Fire), smartphone (iPhone or Android), and telephone (cell phone or landline). If you have questions on how to join a CLR class using one of these devices, contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 and we will help you.
You are not required to have a webcam or microphone to join a Zoom meeting. NOTE: Without a webcam or microphone, you will be able to listen and watch the class, but others will not be able to see or hear you.
Zoom links for each class will be emailed to registered participants on the afternoon prior to the scheduled date of the class.
NOTE: If your class is on a Monday, you will receive the Zoom link via email on the Friday before the class starts.
If, for some reason, you have not yet received the emailed Zoom link one hour prior to the class beginning, contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931.
NOTE: Please be sure to check your spam/junk folders, as our emails have ended up in those folders for some members. If you find the email in your spam/junk folder, move the message to your inbox. Doing this will allow your email program to identify emails from CLR as acceptable recipients and will no longer put our emails in your spam/junk folders.
If the link does not work, you can copy the link and paste it into a web browser search engine such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc. You can also try joining the Zoom link manually using the Meeting ID and Password. If you need instructions on this process, please contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931 and we will get step-by-step instructions to you.
Hybrid/Zoom Room Classes
A hybrid class takes place both in-person and online simultaneously. A "Zoom Room" is a class that is online, but has a classroom designated at the Bell School Road Center for online group viewing.
One week prior to the hybrid class, participants will receive an email from the CLR office inquiring whether each participant plans to attend class in-person or online. Those attending the class in-person will arrive at the location of the class on the scheduled date and time. Those attending the class online will join the class virtually from home on the scheduled date and time. Whether a participant chooses to attend the class in-person or online, an email reminder containing the Zoom link to the class will be sent to all, registered participants.
One day prior to the class, all registered students will receive an email reminder with the class details. The Zoom link for the class will be included in that email for those who cannot attend in-person. On the day of the class, you can use the Zoom information from that email sent the day before to access the class online.
Yes! Online participants can use the chat box, as well as the 'Raise Hand' option from the 'Reactions' tab in Zoom to ask questions. There will be a CLR class facilitator online to assist in getting those questions to the class instructor.
There will be a class facilitator to assist the instructor and in-person participants as needed. In addition, there will be a person in the room who is operating the camera and A/V equipment that is necessary for the online participants to be included. This person may need to move around the room at times to adjust the camera, microphone, lighting, etc. Participants on Zoom are considered participants in the class. They will be able to ask questions and make comments, as if they were in the classroom.
Yes! Hybrid classes will be recorded and available for viewing after the class has ended. You can request the recording by contacting the CLR office at (815) 921-3931. You must be a registered participant of the class to receive the recording. NOTE: Class recordings typically take 3-5 days to edit and process. Registered participants that request a link to the recording will have two weeks to watch it. After those two weeks have elapsed, the link will expire and you will no longer be able to view it.
A "Zoom Room" will be made available to participants without online access at home for a limited number of spring classes. For these Zoom classes, participants will have the option of coming to the Bell School Road Center for group online viewing.
Registering for a "Zoom Room" class is the same as registering for any other class. Once you receive the CLR spring catalog in the mail, you will find a registration form inside. Select your desired classes, fill out the form, attach payment in the form of a check and mail to: Rock Valley College – CLR, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114.
You can also bring your registration form with check or cash payment to the CLR office (3350 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61114) during our normal business hours or place it in the black drop box located outside the west entrance. All forms are also available in the CLR office.
On the scheduled date of the "Zoom Room" class, come to the Bell School Road Center where a classroom will be available for online group viewing.
NOTE: You do not need to let the office know in advance that you are planning to attend the Zoom Room option.
When you arrive at the Bell School Road Center for your "Zoom Room" class, a classroom will be designated for group online viewing. A CLR facilitator will connect to the online class using the overhead projector in the classroom. Participants will be able to view the online class on a big screen in the comfort of a CLR classroom.