Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, Moraine Valley Community College is one of 12 national Vanguard Colleges and is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. The second largest community college in Illinois, this two-year college has weekday, weekend, night, online, video, and short-term classes. Other nontraditional options include independent study classes. Off-campus study and study abroad programs are accessible. Moraine Valley offers fast track associate’s degree programs, transfer programs, career programs, developmental education programs, continuing education programs, leisure learning opportunities, and customized training for businesses. Students also have a wide range of career counseling services and learning support available to them. Moraine Valley offers free tutoring in different subjects and advisors are available to help students with planning their schedules and transferring schools. All new full-time students take COL-101 during their first semester. This class helps students with the transition to college.
Some popular areas of study include Tourism / Hospitality, Business, Fine Arts & Humanities, Computer-Integrated Technologies, Health Sciences, and Developmental Education. For students interested in the sciences, there is a strong Biological Sciences department and a geologically unique Nature Study Area and Observatory. There is also a student massage clinic for students who are in the Massage Therapy program.
Moraine Valley offers a unique educational guarantee. Students who fulfill certain requirements and successfully complete the college’s transfer programs are guaranteed that their credits will transfer to their predetermined colleges or universities. If their credits are declined, Moraine Valley will refund the tuition and course fees. Students should contact the academic advising center for more information.