NIU-RVC Engineering Partnership

Posted on Aug 24, 2015


rvc-niuRock Valley College and Northern Illinois are now offering a program where students can earn their associate degree in engineering from RVC and go on to earn a bachelor’s in engineering from NIU all on the RVC campus in Rockford.  NIU is also offering a master’s degree in engineering at RVC.

Engineering is an exciting field that will beckon talented people and provide fulfilling employment for decades.

Companies are keenly interested in finding the best and brightest talent. And Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University are committed to filling the void.

We’re joining forces with industry leaders to offer three bachelors degrees and one masters degree in engineering right here at RVC in Rockford beginning in 2016.

Students can now study close to home for the degrees of the future. They can play key roles in helping dynamic, successful companies in our world class aerospace and manufacturing clusters by becoming a home-grown pipeline of talent. Together, we will meet the needs of our region’s thriving manufacturing and innovation economy.

Woodward, UTC Aerospace Systems and other area businesses will play key roles in growing our engineering and high-tech workforce for the future. This unique collaboration between RVC and NIU allows students to follow a convenient, clear pathway to successful local careers with seamless transitions between earning their associate degree and their bachelors on RVC’s beautiful Rockford campus.

Students will be taught, mentored, encouraged and celebrated by accomplished RVC and NIU faculty along with practicing local engineers. Throughout their academic journey, students will have opportunities for hands-on, real world learning in the laboratories and offices of Woodward, UTC Aerospace Systems and other companies. Internships and other partnership opportunities for interested students will abound. 

We are better together, and committed to engineering our future here in the Rockford region.

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