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Resumes that Get the Job
November 22, 2022

According to, a hiring manager may spend, on average, six to seven seconds looking at a resume. RVC’s Career Services team has put together some tips to help you craft the resume you need to get the job.

Removing Barriers to Success at RVC through the Workforce Equity Initiative Grant
November 15, 2022

RVC is honored to announce the award of fourth-year funding for the WEI grant from ICCB. The current installment of $1,200,000.00 will help RVC continue supporting under-served students working towards career and technical education certificates. 

Call to Board of Trustees Committee of the Whole Meeting - 11/15/2022
November 11, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet in person. The location for this meeting only  will be at the Karl J. Jacobs Center for Science (JCSM) in Room 2106 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. 

RVC Foundation to Participate in 11th Annual Community Scholarship Fair
November 11, 2022

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Embassy Suites in downtown Rockford (416 S Main Street) the RVC Foundation will participate in the 11th Annual Community Scholarship Fair.

Undecided Student Finds Calling at RVC
November 4, 2022

Like many students, Omar Ramirez, class of 2021, enrolled at RVC with an undecided major, not quite certain of his career path. Now, he is a full-time New Student Enrollment Coordinator at RVC.

CNC Program Celebrates Credentials Earned
October 28, 2022

RVC celebrated the 32-week CNC program completers at the Advanced Technology Center this week. Congrats to the students NIMS certifications to students who completed the program.

RVC Chemistry Students Celebrate Mole Day
October 25, 2022

RVC chemistry students celebrated National Mole Day on Tuesday, October 25.

Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities
October 24, 2022

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), several RVC students, staff, and faculty partnered to create a video series focused on creating disability awareness. 

RVC Receives Grant to Improve Access to Healthcare Occupations
October 24, 2022

Illinois Community College Board has awarded Rock Valley College a grant totaling $469,542 to deliver enhanced career and technical education programs in the health science field. 

Leader in Massage Therapy Brings Training to RVC
October 23, 2022

Massage Therapists from around the country attended a two-day event featuring world-renowned bodywork educator Erik Dalton's Myoskeletal Alignment Classes.

Call to Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 10/25/2022
October 21, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet in person. The location for this meeting only will be room 1300 at the Advanced Technology Center.

RVC Bookstore Closed for Repairs: Oct. 21 - 30
October 20, 2022

Due to recent storm damage to the lower level of the Student Center, the RVC Bookstore will be closed from Oct. 21 - 30 for repairs.

RVC Lands Aircraft for the Aviation Maintenance Program
October 18, 2022

RVC Aviation Maintenance Technology program received a CRJ200 aircraft as a result of a partnership with The Workforce Connection, AAQR Corp., and SkyWest Airlines.

RVC Police Earn Lexipol Gold
October 17, 2022

RVCPD achieved Lexipol Connect Gold level recognition for consistently and effectively disseminating policies to officers, issuing timely policy updates as laws change, and ensuring officers are trained on policies.

Starlight Earns Five Lou Awards for Excellence in Theatre
October 15, 2022

Congratulations to RVC Starlight Theatre for receiving five Lou Awards for excellence in theatre. Starlight was nominated for a total of 25 awards in nine categories.

Edge Factor Founder Keynotes MFG Day at RVC
October 13, 2022

RVC hosts annual MFG Day event with keynote speaker, Jeremy Bout, CEO of Edge Factor.

Call to Board of Trustees Committee of the Whole Meeting - 10/7/2022
October 7, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Community College District 511 (Rock Valley College) will meet in person in the Performing Arts Room, Room 0214, in the Educational Resource Center on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.  

RVC to train filmmakers for Illinois film production jobs
October 7, 2022

In January 2023, the RVC Mass Communication department will offer a free, 80-hour, intensive training course that will prepare individuals for entry-level work in the motion picture industry.

RVC Police Chief Attends Executive Institute
October 4, 2022

Chief Thomas Yehl of the RVC Police Department was one of several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in training hosted by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute.

RVC Art Display featuring Lisa and Javier Jimenez
October 3, 2022

Every year the art department at RVC reaches out to local and regional artists to display in our campus showcases.