2023-2024 College Catalog

Adult & Developmental Education

Adult Education

(815) 921-2000
Rock Valley College Downtown (RVCD)
99 E. State Street, second floor (in the Rockford Register Star building)
Website: RockValleyCollege.edu/AdultEd

Whether students want to earn a General Education Development (GED)/High School Equivalency (HSE), polish basic skills to prepare for a career, or improve English-language skills, there’s something for students at Rock Valley College Adult Education. We have programs that will position students for success, regardless of experience level.

Adult Education Bridge Programs
– Bridge to Careers
– Bridge to Information Technology
– Academic ESL Bridge to College and Careers
• English as a Second Language (ESL)
Improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at no cost to the Student. Classes range from providing basic language skills for beginners to helping advanced students prepare for higher education, further training, or a career.

General Education Development (GED)/High School Equivalency (HSE) Strengthen basic reading, writing, and math skills at no cost to the student. GED / HSE classes help advanced students prepare for higher education and improve readiness for GED / HSE testing in the following content areas: Reasoning for Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

Integrated Career & Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) Pursue a GED / HSE or advanced ESL training while earning a certificate. ICAPS provides free academic support and guidance while preparing students for employment in high-demand fields such as:
– Information Technology
– Industrial Welding
– Mechatronics
– Medical Administrative Assistant
– Medical Billing & Coding
– Pharmacy Technician

WIOA/Employment Grants

(815) 921-2200
Located: North Main Street Center (NMST)
303 N. Main Street (in the Supply Core Building)
Website: RockValleyCollege.edu/Refugee

RVC’s Workforce Development is a partner-agency of Illinois’
The Workforce Connection, a 17-partner program that provides “employment-based” services to qualified individuals and eligibility criteria is program specific.

Workforce Development provides one contact for employers to find workers AND for job-seekers to receive training, education, and employment services. Services generally assist eligible job-seekers with: career testing and counseling, job readiness skills, job search assistance, on-the-job training opportunities, and financial assistance for vocational training.

Adult and Dislocated Workers Program
Services designed to meet the workforce needs of area businesses and get workers back to work as quickly as possible. The Adult and Dislocated Workers Program helps employers through customized training programs and an incentive-based on-the-job training program. Unemployed workers can benefit from: workshops, career planning and counseling, job search training and referrals, and on-the-job training with local employers.

Refugee & Immigrant Services
Services for adjustment and employment for refugees and immigrants from the northern 10 counties in Illinois. Business Services Coordinators and staff work with employers who have found great success hiring refugees and immigrants through this program.