2015-2017 Catalog

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. (708) 974-5735 morainevalley.edu/ccce

Business/Professional Education and Training

Consulting Solutions Business and industry experts assist companies in strategic planning by conducting needs assessments, developing performance metrics, calculating return on investment, evaluating performance, and developing cost-effective training solutions to increase productivity, decrease costs and increase profitability. Focus areas include human resources, small business support, manufacturing, operations, quality, engineering, and strategic planning.

Continuing Education for Health Professionals Education and training programs are available to assist professionals in meeting continuing education licensure requirements of their fields. Programs include R.N. refresher, CPR, critical care/trauma, clinical nursing, medical-surgical, respiratory therapy, addictions studies, physical therapy, and massage therapy.

Customized Solutions Credit and noncredit programs are designed in a variety of training formats, including short courses, one- and two-day workshops, and other flexibly scheduled formats. The times and locations are customized to meet the needs of the companies. Training can take place at the college utilizing state-of-the-art labs and facilities, or be delivered on company sites to maximize learning on location. Training options include, but are not limited to, computer training, health and safety, English as a second language, leadership and management training, Lean enterprise, maintenance, nondestructive testing, performance management, pneumatics, supply chain management, supervisory training and welding.

Educators’ Academy A continuing forum for teachers to share information, ideas and instruction with others in the field. With an established reputation as a training resource for new and seasoned teachers, our academy utilizes top-notch instructors who have made a difference in teaching and learning. Teachers can gain a new skill, method or approach in the classroom while earning CPDUs for recertification. Also, view our online classes with our partner, Education to Go, at ed2go.com/morainevalley for more CPDU opportunities.

Green and Sustainability Various courses developed by knowledgeable environmental professionals are designed and scheduled to assist individuals in learning how to conserve Earth’s natural resources. Industry professionals will show you how to make positive changes in your lifestyle and business, ultimately affecting the sustainability of this planet. Topics include but are not limited to renewable energies, recycling, Resnet training and green savings for home and business.

Online Noncredit Programs Through ed2go These noncredit classes, which last six weeks, are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. All courses are instructor-facilitated and allow you to complete the courses entirely online. For more information, visit ed2go.com/morainevalley.

Professional Development Seminars, workshops and courses are designed to facilitate the lifelong learning necessary to ensure career growth. This training is geared toward new employees, supervision, management, and career transition. Skills covered include team building, time management, effective delegation, communication, problem solving, business etiquette, and supply chain management. Training is available through regularly scheduled classes and customized formats.

Real Estate Training Center Moraine Valley is a Division of Financial and Professional Regulation provider of the educational requirements for real estate brokers and managing brokers, associate appraisers, and appraisal continuing education.

Safety Training Specialized training in the area of health and safety is provided for municipalities, first responders, health and environmental professionals, as well as business and manufacturing. This OSHA- and EPA-approved training is available at Moraine Valley as well as on site at company locations. Programs include but are not limited to CPR and first aid, hazardous materials, forklift training, lockout/tagout, and confined space.

Technical Classes These short-term courses are designed and scheduled to assist employees in staying abreast of changes in their professions or for those transitioning to a new career. The current offerings include computer and software training, Internet training, computer networking, web and computer graphics, electronics and integrated systems technology, nondestructive testing training, and welding. Training is available through regularly scheduled classes and customized formats.

Training Grants Access to training grants is made available to companies in our community as dictated by the providers. The college will assist companies in the application process on a limited basis. Grants include but are not limited to Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Community College Board, and the Secretary of State.

Community Education

50 Plus Ageless Learning Center— Various programs and services are offered especially for older adults. Classes and seminars cover topics such as computers, fitness, dance, art, healthy living, second careers, and finance.

Valley Learning Center— Classes for children and teenagers 4-15 are provided for young people interested in exploring new subjects that are challenging and fun. The Valley Learning Center provides classes in reading, mathematics, study skills, science, computers, and more to help children achieve their full potential.

Personal Development and Lifelong Learning— Moraine Valley offers hundreds of short courses for community members both on campus and at several local extension centers. Subject areas include arts and crafts, culinary, family education, fitness, healthy living, home improvement, landscaping, investments and money matters, languages, dance, computers, writing, and hobbies, to name a few.

Career Connections Adult

The Moraine Valley Illinois workNet Center provides programs and services to meet the needs of unemployed and underemployed individuals in securing gainful employment and assist employers in developing their current workforce and identifying qualified candidates for positions with their companies. Moraine Valley operates an affiliate Illinois workNet Center located on campus. The center is federally funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and offers employment services to unemployed low-income adults and dislocated workers. The center houses a resource room for job seekers to conduct a job search via the computer lab equipped with computers, fax machine, phone, copier, and other resources. In addition, the WIA grants offer eligible individuals access to individualized career services and retraining programs paid through the grant. The center, located in Room T904, is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (708) 974-5536, morainevalley.edu/wioa

Career Connections Youth

Moraine Valley’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program serves high school juniors and seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • In-school youth with good behavioral standing
  • Low income (proof)
  • Have a Social Security card and birth certificate

Participants gain experience in activities that will develop academics, work readiness skills and pre-employment skills. Plus, they receive tutoring, support with homework, computer literacy, developmental outings, preparation for college entry, career exploration, career planning, and more. Students participate in job shadowing and academic support for up to 6 hours per week during the school year and up to 25 hours per week during the summer. Students receive stipends for job shadowing at assigned worksites. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the worksite. Once enrolled, students are expected to remain and progress in the Youth Program for their entire enrollment period, which could be up to three years. (708) 597-2280

Moraine Business and Conference Center

The Moraine Business and Conference Center (MBCC) provides a professional setting with state-of-the-art facilities for community member events. This new facility offers multipurpose event rooms, which can accommodate from 75 to 600+ people, as well as pre-function space. Depending on the specific needs, the MBCC can provide multimedia support, on-site business services, and flexible seating configurations. Catering with a wide range of menu options and affordable prices is also available. The MBCC is conveniently located and provides free parking and wireless Internet. For more information or to begin planning a special event, please contact the staff at (708) 974-5735 or mbcc@morainevalley.edu.