Fall Information Sessions for RVC/NIU Engineering

Engineers are in demand in the Rockford-area. Employers are looking for local talent to fill a growing number of jobs. NIU Engineering at RVC is a revolutionary program that lets students earn an ABET-accredited Northern Illinois University bachelor’s degree while attending Rock Valley College at a cost of less than $40,000 for both degrees. Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University are hosting fall information sessions for prospective students and parents who want to learn more about the NIU Engineering @ RVC. The sessions will be...

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Rock Valley College and Rockford University Hosting a Career & Internship Fair

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516 Event Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Event Contact: Cindy Smaha, (815) 921-4100 Rock Valley College and Rockford University will be co-hosting a Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m in the Physical Education Center (PEC) gymnasium on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). Participation in the Career & Internship Fair is a great way to connect and network with representatives of employing organizations. A number of RVC and RU students and...

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Sept 12 2018 NIU @ RVC Engineering Internship Fair

Students are back on campus. This fall there are  102 RVC students pursuing engineering courses, and 72 NIU engineering students working toward their BSME on the RVC campus. Enrollment is growing, as more and more local students see the value of the NIU @ RVC Mechanical Engineering degree program. And our best asset to promote the growth is YOU.  More than 40 students have internships with 24 different businesses throughout the region. The opportunity for students to work as interns with local businesses while they go to school is a major...

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Rock Valley College Courses to be Offered in Belvidere

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516 Event Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Belvidere District 100 and Rock Valley College are collaborating to offer RVC credit and non-credit classes to the community! Courses will be starting Monday, September 10, 2018. Learn more about the credit courses being offered at a special registration event on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Belvidere North High School Library, 9393 Beloit Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008. For information and updates about course offerings and how to enroll,...

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Rock Valley College Welcomes Two New Leaders

Rock Valley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Hardbarger as the college’s Dean of Aviation, Engineering & Apprenticeship, and Garry Krause as Vice President of Workforce Development. As Dean of Aviation, Engineering & Apprenticeship, Hardbarger will oversee the Aviation Maintenance, Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Apprenticeship programs at RVC. Hardbarger was most recently the Director of CTE Program Development at Mohave Community College in Arizona....

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Rock Valley College Named One of 150 Top US Community Colleges Eligible to Compete for $1 Million Dollar Aspen Prize

Rock Valley College was recently named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Rock Valley College was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize. Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree...

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