Institution Name:  Rock Valley College

Point of Contact:  Rich Gocken, Dean, Business, Computers and information Systems, Engineering & Technology

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Brief Description of Institution: 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.

Service Area
All of Winnebago County, most of Boone County and portions of Ogle, Stephenson, McHenry and DeKalb counties. The total population served is more than 340,000.


Manufacturing Programs Offered:

Program Course Name(s) Certification(s) Delivered Credit/Non-Credit 
Automation Skills (CNC)* AUT-003 NIMS Measurement, Materials and Safety
1.6 Vocational Skills credit per ICCB**
AUT-004 NIMS Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout
AUT-010  NIMS CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
AUT-012 NIMS CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
AUT-090 Automation Skills (CNC) Internship

*This is a Right Skills Now designated program

**If AUT-003,004,010,012 are completed and the associated NIMS credentials have been earned by the student, college credit can be articulated into the RVC Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. The requirements are to meet the RVC admission requirements, complete with a course grade of 'C' or higher in MET-100 Introductory CAD and Print Reading, and MET-106 Metrology.  Meeting these requirements will grant 3 college credits for MET-110 Manufacturing Processes I (pending ICCB approval).

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