Graduates earn 1,749 degrees, certificates from Rock Valley College

About 35.2 percent of the 1,749 degrees and certificates handed out by the Rock Valley College in 2016-17 were to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according


About 35.2 percent of the 1,749 degrees and certificates handed out by the Rock Valley College in 2016-17 were to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Rockford conferred 616 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 612 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 230 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide and 199 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences.

The college enrolled 7,699 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
612
-
612
General Studies
4
-
4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
616
-
616
35.2
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
230
230
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
38
-
38
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
36
36
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
14
-
14
Surgical Technology/Technologist
-
12
12
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
12
-
12
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
11
11
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
-
8
8
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
8
8
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
-
-
-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
64
305
369
21.1
Biological and Physical Sciences
199
-
199
Accounting and Computer Science
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
199
-
199
11.4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
7
91
98
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
18
56
74
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
-
21
21
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
25
168
193
11
Welding Technology/Welder
-
48
48
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
-
23
23
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
-
6
6
Precision Production total
-
77
77
4.4
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
19
22
41
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
8
1
9
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
6
-
6
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
-
4
4
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
33
27
60
3.4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
11
17
28
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
8
6
14
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
5
2
7
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
-
3
3
Information Technology
2
-
2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
26
28
54
3.1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
12
5
17
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
5
10
15
Business Administration and Management, General
7
-
7
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
4
4
Business/Commerce, General
-
2
2
Construction Management
-
2
2
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
-
1
1
Small Business Administration/Management
-
1
1
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
-
-
Accounting
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
24
25
49
2.8
Fire Services Administration
-
15
15
Criminal Justice/Police Science
12
-
12
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
11
-
11
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
-
6
6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
23
21
44
2.5
Construction Trades, General
2
26
28
Electrician
5
5
10
Construction Trades total
7
31
38
2.2
Engineering, General
21
-
21
Engineering total
21
-
21
1.2
Child Care Provider/Assistant
4
4
8
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
4
4
8
0.5
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
5
2
7
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
5
2
7
0.4
Radio and Television
-
6
6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
-
6
6
0.3
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
3
-
3
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
-
2
2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
3
2
5
0.3
Social Work
3
-
3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
3
-
3
0.2
Mathematics Teacher Education
-
-
-
Teacher Assistant/Aide
-
-
-
Education total
-
-
-
-

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