First NIU-RVC Engineering students combine work and study

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

A unique program that brings bachelor’s degree engineering programs from Northern Illinois University to the campus of Rock Valley College, and provides a seamless transfer between the two schools, will begin in August of 2016.  The program will be housed in a completely renovated Woodward Technology Center at RVC equipped with brand new, state-of-the-art labs and teaching spaces.

Two current RVC students who will graduate with their associates degrees in May are among those already signed up for the program.  Both are excited about the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s in Rockford, and to continue working while they earn their degree.

Bradley Robison currently works at Woodward, and is finishing his Associates Degree in Applied Engineering at RVC.

James Swanson also works at Woodward, and re-enrolled at RVC after the partnership was announced last August.

Beginning in fall 2016, students with associate degrees in engineering science can pursue one of three bachelor’s degrees from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in electrical or mechanical engineering, or technology in applied manufacturing technology on the RVC campus.

For more information:

Rock Valley College
David Schneider
(815) 921-4278

Northern Illinois University
Tricia Maxwell
(815) 753-9961

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