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Academic Programs

Moraine Valley offers three main curricula:

University Transfer Programs

The University Transfer Program curriculum provides the academic courses to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree.

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)
  • Associate in Science  (A.S.)

Students in the university transfer program can begin any major field of study while completing the first two years at Moraine Valley. Moraine Valley's university transfer program offers essentially the same courses as the first two years at any four-year college or university. Students choose one of the above degree programs to meet the basic requirements for the academic major they will continue at the university.

During the first two years of university-level education in the United States, all students are required to take a broad range of general education courses, which include coursework in many academic areas. Students take most of the academic major courses during the third and fourth year, after transfer to the university. Undecided students, or students in any academic field, can begin at Moraine Valley to complete general education requirements and save money before transferring to a more expensive university or college.

At Moraine Valley, you can complete the first two years of general education courses. The credits you take in the university transfer program are guaranteed to transfer. Moraine Valley students have transferred to some of the most prestigious universities and colleges in the United States, including:

  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Michigan
  • Western Illinois University
  • other universities throughout the United States.

For more information about the Illinois Articulation Initiative, which guarantees credits from Moraine Valley transfer to state universities, visit our department of Academic Advising, which has complete descriptions and explanations.

Career Training-A.A.S. degree and certificate programs

Moraine Valley offers two-year career training degrees. These Associate in Applied Science degrees are for students who want specialized career training and plan to seek employment immediately after graduation.

The instructors in the career programs have worked in the fields they teach. They bring real-world experience to the classroom. Also, students have access to excellent facilities that provide hands-on training opportunities. Students can participate in employment internships as part of their career training. The benefits of Moraine Valley's career training are clear:

  • excellent facilities
  • experienced instructors
  • work and internship experiences available
  • latest in technology

A.A.S. Degree and Certificate Programs

Moraine Valley offers more than 100 career training programs in a wide variety of fields, including the following areas:

  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Technology
  • Public Service
  • Social Science

Intensive English Language Program

Moraine Valley's Intensive English Language Program provides full-time English language instruction:

  • Five days per week, Monday through Friday
  • Full-time instruction, 20 hours of classroom instruction weekly
  • Experienced instructors who care about your success
  • Three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced
  • Listening, speaking, grammar, writing and reading skills taught at all levels
  • Free tutoring and extra practice
  • Comprehensive language laboratory

Moraine Valley does not require TOEFL for students who apply for study in the Intensive English Language Program. A comprehensive placement test is required upon arrival, and will determine the level of study that is appropriate for your abilities.

Students whose test results show placement in Level 3 IELP (advanced-level courses) may be allowed, with the consent of the advisor, to enroll in one additional university-level course. Upon successful completion of Level 3 IELP, students make progress into regular academic courses without having to take a TOEFL exam.