Career Program Planning
Moraine Valley offers a variety of
certificates and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees designed to
prepare you for employment. The experience of completing a college certificate
or A.A.S. degree is unique for each individual. You must balance the demands of
college with the demands of life outside of college; therefore, your progress
toward completion of the degree or certificate may be at a different pace than
that of other students. Some programs require that you complete all courses in a
specific sequence. The following tips are general guidelines for you to think
about as you progress toward completion of your Moraine Valley certificate or
Associate in Applied Science degree program.
First Semester or Completion of First 15 Credit Hours
course. This course is designed to help you make a successful transition to
the college environment, and develop the skills and strategies necessary for
success in college. As part of the course, you will participate in an
educational planning session with an academic advisor.
an academic advisor if you still have questions about your educational
plan after your COL-101 session.
Learn the specific
requirements for your intended certificate
or degree. Additional information is available in the college
college resources and publications. Numerous printed materials are available
If you are
transferring courses to Moraine Valley from another college, be sure to
submit official transcripts and a Transcript Evaluation Request to the
If you are
planning to enter a Health Science program
that has special requirements for admission, make sure that you meet all
application deadlines. An academic advisor can help you with this.
Have fun! Get
involved in campus activities or athletics.
Get to know your instructors and other students on campus.
Second Semester or Completion of 15-30
first-semester academic performance and seek assistance in areas where you
need additional help.
If you plan to
earn a certificate at the end of this semester, you must petition EARLY in
the semester. Deadlines are identified in the semester class schedule, but
are generally February 1 for spring graduation (May), June 1 for summer
graduation (August), and September 15 for fall graduation (December).
If you are
beginning to think about transferring following your stay at Moraine Valley,
be sure to talk with an academic advisor. Because Career Programs are not
designed to transfer, you will need to explore your options.
Have more fun.
Meet more students.
Third Semester or Completion of 30-45 Credit
program completion status with an academic advisor. Ask for an academic
progress report showing what courses you have completed and what courses you
still have ahead of you.
Inquire with your
Career Program Coordinator about internship opportunities/requirements in
your program of study. You may need to get an early start in seeking an
Fourth Semester or Completion of 45 Hours or
graduate at the Cashier's Office EARLY in the semester. Deadlines are
identified in the class schedule, but are generally February 1 for spring
graduation (May), June 1 for summer graduation (August), and September 15
for fall graduation (December).
Register with the
Job Resource Center.
Staff can help you develop a resume, prepare for interviews and provide
additional resources to assist in your job search.
success at Moraine Valley Community College!