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3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford , Illinois 61114-5699

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Disability Support Services
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
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About Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College, located in Rockford, Illinois, is a public institution offering a wide range of academic programs. Established in 1964, this community college has been serving the educational needs of the Rockford area for over half a century. With a strong commitment to student success, Rock Valley College has built a reputation for providing a high-quality education that prepares students for both further study and the workforce.

As a two-year college, Rock Valley College offers associate degrees and certificate programs in various fields of study. Students can choose from over 100 degree and certificate programs, providing them with ample options to pursue their academic and career goals. The college takes pride in fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where students of all backgrounds can thrive and reach their full potential.

One of the key advantages of attending Rock Valley College is its accessibility. The college is conveniently located in Rockford, the third-largest city in Illinois, making it easily accessible to students from throughout the region. The college’s campus spans over 200 acres and offers state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, specialized labs, a library, a fitness center, and athletic fields. These resources provide a dynamic and engaging learning environment for students.

Rockford, the surrounding area where Rock Valley College is located, is an energetic and diverse community. The city is known for its strong industrial base, particularly in manufacturing and healthcare. Additionally, Rockford boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, offering a range of galleries, museums, theaters, and music venues. The city also prides itself on being home to numerous parks and recreational facilities, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities.

Students at Rock Valley College not only benefit from its academic programs but also have access to various support services. The college offers tutoring, counseling, career services, and assistance for students with disabilities, ensuring that every student can navigate their educational journey with the support they need.

Furthermore, Rock Valley College promotes a culture of involvement and engagement. There are numerous student organizations, clubs, and activities that foster social connections, leadership development, and community service. These extracurricular opportunities complement the academic curriculum and provide students with a well-rounded college experience.

Rock Valley College also prioritizes transfer pathways. Many students choose to start their college education at Rock Valley College and then transfer to four-year institutions to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The college has established transfer agreements with various universities, facilitating a seamless transition for students who wish to continue their education.

In summary, Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, offers a diverse range of academic programs and resources to its students. With its commitment to accessibility, student success, and community engagement, the college provides a supportive environment for students to achieve their educational and career goals. Whether students are pursuing an associate degree, certificate, or planning to transfer to a four-year institution, Rock Valley College equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen paths.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations