Rock Valley College Community & Continuing Education

Whether you are seeking personal enrichment or professional development, we have a program that will fit your busy lifestyle.

Continuing Education-offers programs and courses to increase useful job knowledge, functional skills and practical workplace methods that directly translate into improved employee performance. Any program or course 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 off

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02/27/2024

๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ Calling all Rock Valley College Healthcare Students and Faculty! ๐Ÿ’‰โœจ

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Join us for Basic Life Support (BLS) training tailored specifically for healthcare students and faculty! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ผ

In collaboration with the American Heart Association, we're offering BLS Provider classes to equip you with the essential knowledge and techniques needed to respond confidently in emergency situations. From CPR to AED usage, you'll learn how to save lives and make a difference in the healthcare field.

๐Ÿ“˜ Don't forget to grab your copy of the 2020 AHA BLS Provider Manual! Purchase in advance at worldpoint.com or swing by the Continuing Education office in Classroom Building II room 115 to pick one up for just $22 (cash or check only).

๐Ÿฅ Classes will be held at the RVC Health Sciences Center, Room 1212 โ€“ the perfect environment to enhance your skills and connect with fellow healthcare professionals.

Secure your spot today and be prepared to make a positive impact in the lives of others! See you there! ๐ŸŒŸ

02/26/2024



"Have a vision. Be Demanding." - Colin Powell

That's right! It's all about setting your sights high, visualizing your goals, and then going after them with unyielding determination. ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿš€ Whether it's smashing those work targets, pursuing your dreams, or simply striving to be the best version of yourself, remember to hold onto that vision and be relentless in your pursuit of greatness! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ผ

02/23/2024

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿป Happy Friday, everyone! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ‰

Alright, it's time for a little Friday fun to kickstart the weekend with a smile! ๐ŸŒŸ Here's a dad joke to get those laughter engines revving:

๐Ÿป๐Ÿฏ What would bears be without bees? ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ

Think you've got the answer? Drop your guesses in the comments below, and let's see who can crack this beary good joke! ๐Ÿ˜„ Stay tuned for the answer next Friday! ๐ŸŽ‰

02/22/2024

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’– Discover Your Love Language! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ

Hey everyone! Have you ever stopped to think about how you express love and how you prefer to receive it? ๐Ÿค” Introducing... drumroll... THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•

So, what exactly is your LOVE Language? ๐Ÿค” There are five basic LOVE languages, each unique and powerful in its own way. Whether it's Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, or Physical Touch, understanding your love language can be a game-changer in your relationships! ๐Ÿ’‘

But it's not just about knowing your own love language; it's also about understanding your partner's! By communicating your preferences and understanding how your partner shows love, you can enhance your connection and deepen your bond. ๐Ÿ’žโœจ

So, let's dive in and discover our love languages together! Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below and let's spread the love! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ฌ Register today at https://rockvalleycollege.edu/

02/21/2024


Hey everyone! It's that time of the week again when we're left pondering life's little mysteries... and today, it's all about our furry friends! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿถ

So, here's the burning question: What type of person are you? A devoted cat lover, finding solace in the gentle purrs and independent spirit? Or perhaps you're a die-hard dog enthusiast, reveling in your canine companion's boundless energy and unwavering loyalty? ๐Ÿพ

Or maybe you're part of that special breed who adores both, finding joy in the unique charms of both cats and dogs alike! ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Let's hear it! Share your feline and canine tales in the comments below and celebrate our love for our four-legged friends! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ฌ

02/20/2024

Are you ready to embark on a journey of healing and transformation? We're thrilled to announce that our next cohort for massage therapy training starts in April! ๐ŸŽ‰

Whether you're passionate about holistic wellness, eager to expand your skill set, or looking to start a rewarding career in massage therapy, this is your chance to dive into a world of opportunity.

Join us and learn from experienced instructors who are dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential. From anatomy and physiology to hands-on techniques, our comprehensive program covers everything you need to know to become a certified massage therapist. Contact Jamie today at [email protected]

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to pursue your dreams and make a positive impact through the power of touch. Secure your spot today and take the first step towards a fulfilling and meaningful career in massage therapy! ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ

02/19/2024


"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." - Booker T. Washington

02/16/2024


โšฝ๏ธWhy was Cinderella so bad at soccer?โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ

02/15/2024

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ Exciting News! Join us for an Unforgettable Plant-Based Cooking Experience with Chef T! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ๐ŸŒฑ

Calling all food enthusiasts aged 18 and above! Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other as we dive into the world of plant-based cooking with the one and only Chef T!

๐ŸŒฟ Discover the countless benefits of plant-based cuisine
๐Ÿด All skill levels welcomeโ€”adapt techniques to suit your preferences
๐ŸŽ‰ Chef T, a proud native of Rockford, IL, returns home to share his expertise
๐Ÿ’ก Interactive sessions packed with valuable insights and entertainment

Unlock the Secrets of:
๐ŸŒŸ Debunking Myths vs. Unveiling Truths
๐Ÿ”ช Mastering Cutting & Utensil Skills
๐Ÿง‚ Perfecting Seasoning & Preparation
๐Ÿงผ Importance of Sanitization
๐Ÿšซ Avoid Common Pitfalls & Enhance Your Culinary Experience

Hurry! Limited spots available for this hands-on workshop. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to elevate your cooking game with Chef T! Reserve your spot now! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Jack It Up Vegan Eats

Register today at https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment SEARCH CODE: HMC

02/14/2024

Happy Valentine's Day! Do you like Conversation Hearts? โค๏ธ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฉต

02/13/2024

๐ŸŽจ Discover Canva๐Ÿš€

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of graphic design with our latest offering: Canva! This revolutionary, web-based tool is your key to unleashing boundless creativity without any barriers. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Canva welcomes you with open arms and empowers you to bring your ideas to life like never before.

Join us for an Intro to Canva session and unlock the secrets to crafting stunning visuals effortlessly. Learn the ropes, and navigate the user-friendly interface with ease.

Sign up now and let Canva be your canvas for imagination! ๐ŸŒŸ Classes are on Wednesday evenings - We offer an Intro to Canva, Canva for Beginners, and Canva for paid users.

Register today at https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment Search Code: DPR

02/12/2024



"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." - Dr. Mae Jemison, First African-American Female Astronaut

02/09/2024


Meet one of our Art Instructors, Sally Roldan. Sally has numerous art classes scheduled for the spring. Check out her Alcohol Ink and Pastel classes.

"โ—พHow long have you been at RVC? I believe it will be 7 years in 2024, It's been one of my greatest pleasures to teach at RVC.

โ—พWhat do you teach? I teach continuing education art/painting classes in various mediums (acrylic, pouring, alcohol ink and soft pastels)

โ—พWhy do you stay, or your favorite thing about RVC? I totally enjoy my students. They are generally excited to learn and explore ways to be creative with me and that keeps me inspired and excited to improve my skills and pass along the excitement.

โ—พSomething fun you like to do? Gathering with friends, taking long early morning walks and going out for breakfast.

โ—พYour favorite place to travel? I like exploring so it's always fun to see new places.

โ—พFavorite food/beverage? Homemade meals with family and friends. I am fortunate to have many great cooks in my orbit so each meal is a pleasure. Exploring foods from different ethnic cultures is always a treat. I do enjoy salads, soups, fresh breads and have recently acquired a taste for kombucha which is a great way for establishing a healthy gut.

โ—พLong weekend plans? Exploring IL or WI landscapes to hike, photograph or capturing a scene in plein air painting."

02/08/2024

Find your Passion... Explore a variety of cake decorating classes.

NEW!!! Decorating Basics & More - Have you ever wanted to make professional-looking cakes, cupcakes, and other treats for everyday or special occasions?

FONDANT WORKSHOPS with Kathy Moe:

MODELING 3D FIGURES
Learn how to use this medium to sculpt various 3-D figures perfect for decorating various desserts!

FLOWERS
Learn how to use this medium to sculpt beautiful flowers to decorate
and adorn cakes!

Register for the limited seats today! SEARCH CODE: HMC 803 https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment

02/07/2024

Share your favorite 815 Nature Photo in the comments. Here is our favorite photo on the RVC campus.

02/06/2024

FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING
(.5 Credit) Are you looking to gain knowledge in powered industrial
truck (forklift) operation to start or advance your career in the material
handling field? This course will give you the knowledge and skills
required to operate a lift truck in a correct and professional manner
as a prerequisite to obtaining your forklift authorization license.

ยกNUEVO! FORMACIร“N EN CARRETILLAS
ELEVADORAS ESPAร‘OLAS
CAPACITACIร“N PARA OPERADORES DE CARRETILLAS ELEVADORAS
(.5 crรฉdito) ยฟEstรก buscando adquirir conocimientos en la operaciรณn de
carretillas industriales motorizadas (carretillas elevadoras) para comenzar
o avanzar en su carrera en el campo de la manipulaciรณn de materiales?
Este curso le darรก los conocimientos y habilidades necesarios para
operar una carretilla elevadora de manera correcta y profesional como
requisito previo para obtener su licencia de autorizaciรณn de montacargas.

REGISTER today at https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment SEARCH CODE: ISH

02/05/2024


"We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."
โ€”Jesse Owens, world record-setting Olympic athlete

Massage Therapy at RVC 02/02/2024

This Friday we are recognizing the Fabulous Faculty in our Massage Therapy Program! Our next cohort begins in April. If you are interested in finding out more, please email Jamie at [email protected] to schedule a private meeting. We know we can help you reach your dreams!

Massage Therapy at RVC The Massage Training and Continuing Education Program offers both a complete certification program as well as continuing education classes to help keep massa...

02/01/2024

๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽถ Unlock the Melodic World of Piano! ๐ŸŽผโœจ

๐Ÿ‘ถ Ages 5 to Adult - Everyone's Invited to Join the Musical Journey! ๐ŸŒˆ

๐ŸŽน Classes Offered:

Beginning to All Levels
Continuing Piano for Advanced Students
Ready to dive into the harmonious world of piano? ๐Ÿš€ Here's how to join:

๐Ÿ“Œ Registration Steps:

Head to https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment
Search for WIZ or MUS
Register and Pay Today! ๐ŸŽ‰
About the instructors:
๐Ÿซ The Music Academy in Rockford is a not-for-profit community school of music, a haven for those who dream of musical excellence. ๐ŸŒŸ We provide students of all ages the chance to grow through music, inspiring them to pursue a life filled with accomplishment and fulfillment.

๐ŸŽน Requirements:

MUST HAVE: Piano or keyboard with standard-size keys for home assignments.
TEXTBOOKS: Available for purchase at the first class (check only).
๐Ÿ“ Location:
All classes take place in RVC Classroom Bldg. II, Room G22.

Ready to unleash your musical potential? ๐Ÿš€ Join us at The Music Academy and let the melody begin!

01/31/2024

๐ŸŒž Good morning, Wonder Wednesday enthusiasts! It's time for a breakfast showdown! ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅฃ

THIS or THAT: Eggs ๐Ÿณ vs. Oatmeal ๐Ÿฅฃ

What's your go-to breakfast favorite? Are you Team Eggs with their protein-packed goodness or Team Oatmeal, warming your soul with wholesome grains?

๐Ÿ‘‡ Drop your breakfast preference in the comments below! Let's see which morning delight takes the crown. The battle is on, and we need your votes!

โฐ Can't wait to reveal the results next Wednesday! Stay tuned, breakfast lovers! ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ

01/30/2024

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Exciting News for Aspiring Tradespeople! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”ง

Embarking on a journey to master the math skills crucial for success in the trades! ๐Ÿš€ Join me in "Intro to Math for the Trades," a dynamic course tailored for various trade, technical, and occupational arenas such as construction and allied health.

๐Ÿ“˜ Course Highlights:

Whole Numbers
Fractions
Decimals
Measurements
Pre-algebra
These skills are not just theoretical! We tackle problems mirroring those found on professional and apprenticeship exams, ensuring you're well-prepared for the challenges ahead.

๐Ÿงฎ Equipment Alert: Don't forget to bring your Scientific Calculator (2-line minimum) to every class. ๐Ÿ“โœ๏ธ

๐Ÿ“š Textbook: Secure your copy at the RVC Bookstore and dive into a wealth of knowledge that'll pave the way for your success.

Whether you're gearing up for a career shift or enhancing your existing skills, this course is your stepping stone to excellence. Let's build a solid foundation together! ๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก



Register at https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment SEARCH: MTH Classes begin February 14

01/29/2024



"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes." - Richie Norton

01/29/2024

"Nyx came to multiple classes at Rock Valley College for my forensics camps (both the adult and kids). My heart breaks for her partner and fellow officers ๐ŸฅบShe was an amazing officer and will be missed ๐Ÿ’”" -- Professor Laura.

Our heart breaks with our community. Thank you Officer Nix for your service. Our thoughts are with your partner and fellow officers. Rockford Illinois Police Department

01/27/2024

Congratulations, Sheila!!

This we're excited to highlight Sheila Ogbevire, Student Activities Coordinator.
"Sheila is a master multitasker and will greet you with a bubbly smile and a helping hand. She works with many different departments to host and support events. Our students feel a sense of belonging as a result of her work and efforts. I am so grateful to have Sheila as a part of the RVC family and appreciate all that she does on a daily basis." -Terrica Huntley, Dean of Students

01/26/2024


Meet one of our Finance Instructors, Antonio Filippone, he has Baby Boomer Retirement Secrets classes scheduled for February!

โ—พHow long have you been at RVC?
"I have been teaching at Rock Valley College for close to 20 years now!"

โ—พWhat do you teach?
"I teach Baby Boomers and Gen Xers how to Retire with confidence without them having to become a Wall Street Wiz!"

โ—พWhy do you stay? Or your favorite thing about RVC.
"Teaching at Rock Valley College allows me to give back to the community and meet great people. Some of the people who take my classes have become long-time friends. It has probably been one of the most rewarding things I have done in my career as an Independent Fiduciary Advisor."

โ—พSomething fun you like to do?
"I have a not-so-secret passion for learning and performing card tricks. I sometimes work them into my class to give the students some entertainment value..."

โ—พFavorite food?
"I enjoy cooking my Grandma's sauce but also enjoy gourmet foods and even just some of the simple pleasures like a really well-made taco or fresh baked bread."

01/25/2024

๐Ÿ“šโœจ Exciting News: NEW MATH SKILLS WORKSHOPS! ๐Ÿงฎโœจ AGES 13-17

Hey Math Enthusiasts! ๐ŸŒŸ Join our group tutoring sessions focusing on reinforcing key concepts from 8th-grade mathematics. ๐Ÿ“โœ๏ธ Bring your pencils, erasers, red pen, calculator, geometry set, graph paper, ruler, and notebook โ€“ we've got an engaging journey ahead! ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ” WORKSHOP 1: FRACTIONS & PROPORTIONS

Analyze proportional relationships
Solve real-world/mathematical problems
Extend your understanding of fractions
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 2/10-3/2, Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
๐Ÿ“ RVC Jacobs Ctr. for Science & Math Room 0216

๐Ÿ” WORKSHOP 2: OPERATIONS & EXPRESSIONS

Utilize properties of operations
Generate equivalent expressions
Dive into numerical and algebraic expressions
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 3/9-4/6, Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
๐Ÿ“ RVC Jacobs Ctr. for Science & Math Room 0216

๐Ÿ” WORKSHOP 3: GEOMETRY

Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures
Explore applications in angle measure, area, surface area, and volume
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 4/13-4/27, Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
๐Ÿ“ RVC Jacobs Ctr. for Science & Math Room 0216

๐Ÿ” WORKSHOP 4: STATS & PROBABILITY

Employ random sampling for inferences
Investigate chance processes and statistics models
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 5/4-5/18, Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
๐Ÿ“ RVC Jacobs Ctr. for Science & Math Room 0216

๐Ÿ“š PREREQUISITE: 7th-grade math or instructor permission
๐Ÿ›’ PURCHASE: Text at RVC Bookstore

Let's ace those math skills together! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค“

register today at: https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment SEARCH EDU

01/24/2024

๐Ÿ“บโœจ We Wonder Wednesday: Blast from the Past Edition! โœจ๐Ÿ“บ

Hey, TV aficionados! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘€ It's time for another trip down memory lane on We Wonder Wednesday, and this week's topic is all about nostalgia โ€“ What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Share those unforgettable moments, the characters who stole your heart, and the theme songs you still hum to this day! ๐ŸŽถ Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, a classic sitcom, or a thrilling adventure series, we want to hear about the shows that shaped your childhood.

Drop a comment with your all-time favorite TV show, and let's reminisce together! ๐Ÿš€ Don't forget to tag friends who shared the same TV show obsessions or might need a trip down memory lane. ๐Ÿค—โœจ

Let the reminiscing begin! ๐ŸŒŸ

01/23/2024

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Exciting News for DIY Enthusiasts! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

Calling all adults (18+) who've ever wondered about the world of hand tools! ๐Ÿค”โœจ

Introducing our NEW course: "Intro to Basic Tools"! ๐ŸŒŸ Whether you're a homeowner, aspiring tradesperson, or just curious about what that "thingamajig" is called, this is your chance to dive into the fascinating world of hand tools.

๐Ÿ” What can you expect?

Identify hand tools like a pro ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ
Learn how to use them safely and effectively ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ
Discover the names and functions of those mysterious tools ๐Ÿ”ง
Master the art of maintaining your tools and personal protective equipment ๐Ÿงฐ
By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to tackle projects on your own! ๐Ÿ’ชโœจ Don't miss out on this opportunity to level up your DIY game.

Ready to embark on this hands-on journey? ๐Ÿš€ Comment '๐Ÿ”ง' below if you're excited to get started! Tag a friend who needs to join you on this adventure. Let's build something amazing together! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

Register today at: https://colss-prod.ec.rockvalleycollege.edu/Student/InstantEnrollment SEARCH: BCT

01/22/2024



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