2020-2021 Catalog

Instructional Programs

Transfer Programs

Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Fine Arts - Art (A.F.A.) and Associate in Fine Arts - Music (A.F.A) programs are for students whose goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree. See the General Education information in this section and the Transfer Programs section of this catalog.

Career Programs

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs and certificate programs are for students whose goal is immediate employment upon graduation from Moraine Valley. To expand the number of career programs available to students of the district, Moraine Valley has cooperative agreements with other community colleges. Under these agreements, students may take core courses at the cooperating institution and may take general education courses at Moraine Valley or at the cooperating institution. Credit for some career programs may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Contact the Academic Advising Center for transfer information.

Online Programs

Moraine Valley’s Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in General Studies (A.G.S) degrees can be completed online. Please note some areas may have limited options of online courses and courses may require visits to campus. Students may choose from several flexible learning options to complete a degree program.

Moraine Valley has a number of career program degrees and certificates that students can obtain with a majority, if not all, coursework completed online. These programs are designed to enhance students' skills and/or get students right into the field. The programs are not designed for transfer, although many of the courses may be transferable. Some prerequisites may not be available online. Trips to campus are at faculty discretion.

For the most current information about flexible learning options, available courses, to determine if online learning is right for you, and to register, visit the online learning website.

Learning Enrichment and College Readiness

Moraine Valley offers basic skills courses in communications, math, and reading that serve students in need of preparation for college-level courses. In addition, the college offers courses/services in English as a Second Language, Intensive English Language, Volunteer Literacy, Adult Basic Education, and High School Equivalency, and academic coordination for the Learning Development Support System. The Academic Skills Center provides free tutoring, computer labs, and various short-term study skills and writing workshop opportunities.

Corporate, Community and Continuing Education

Moraine Valley offers a variety of professional and personal services, including assistance to local companies in strengthening their workforce and becoming more productive. Through scheduled short-term training, customized training, and outreach services, the college meets the demanding needs of business and industry, and provides opportunities for professional and personal growth for community residents. Get more information on the Corporate, Community and Continuing Education webpages, or call (708) 974-5735.

Programs and Services to Support Student Learning

As a comprehensive community college, Moraine Valley is dedicated to helping adults achieve their academic goals. A variety of services and programs, both credit and noncredit, is available to students. Learn more about:

Academic Outreach   (708) 974-5710  Get credit for what you already know.

  • Achieved Prior Learning (APL) – Currently enrolled students may earn credit for prior learning or work experience through written examination, oral interview and/or performance test.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – Currently enrolled students may earn credit upon successful completion of certain CLEP exams.
  • Proficiency Credit – Currently enrolled students may earn credit for vocational or noncredit training or professional examination certificates.

Academic Skills Center  (708) 974-5746

Adult Basic Education (ABE)  (708) 974-5340

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment  (708) 974-5643 

Education Center at Blue Island  (708) 974-5300

English as a Second Language (ESL)  (708) 974-5340

High School Equivalency Application and Testing  (708) 974-5340

Honors Program  (708) 608-4191

Intensive English Language Program (708) 974-5340

Literacy Volunteer Program  (708) 974-5331

Moraine Area Career System (MACS) (708) 422-6230kendryna@macspartnership.com

Online Learning (708) 974-5347

Southwest Education Center  (708) 974-5400