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Rock Valley College

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Rock Valley College is a comprehensive two-year community college in Rockford, Illinois offering more than 100 courses for transfer, career programs and certificates. Founded in 1964, the college is part of the 48-institution Illinois Community College System.

Community programs include:

Rock Valley College COMMUNITY & CONTINUING ED
CCE offers courses for hobby, leisure, and development. Specific programs and courses are designed to increase useful job knowledge, functional skills and practical workplace methods that directly translate into improved employee performance. Programs or courses that meets the criteria of helping students in their general professional development, career advancement or preparation for state and national certificate exams would qualify to be offered through CCE. Courses do not earn credit toward college degrees and are not transferable. More information...

Rock Valley College WHIZ KIDS
Challenging Minds Since 1980! Building on our strong academics, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids provides youth with a variety of educational enrichment opportunities. Rock Valley College Whiz Kids classes are designed to:
• Explore subjects while challenging students to learn new material
• Develop critical & creative thinking skills
• Introduce students to a college environment and new areas of interest
• Create an environment cleverly disguised as fun --- where “learn by doing”and support each other in the learning process

While originally conceived as a summer “college” for students with high academic abilities, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids has widened its programming to include any youth with a zest for learning. Classes are taught by experienced, personable instructors. More information...

Rock Valley College CLR - CENTER FOR LEARNING IN RETIREMENT
Retirement doesn’t have to be an ending. Make it a new beginning. Take advantage of the many exciting lifelong learning opportunities the Center for Learning in Retirement has to offer! For our members, we offer over 300 classes each year, bus trips, extended trips, social events, a fitness program, special interest groups, and many volunteer opportunities. Meet new people. Develop new friendships. Find a purpose in retirement. It’s all waiting for you here. More information...