Our Southwest Education Center (SWEC) is a full-service facility, with modern classrooms, science labs, computer labs, study rooms, cyber cafe lounge, vending machines and Accuplacer testing (placement tests). It is located close to I-80 and offers plenty of free parking. You can take transfer and career courses and we offer student support services such as financial aid assistance and academic planning.
The Southwest Education Center is Open
The Southwest Education Center is now open to help students with admissions, financial aid, and registration questions. Current and prospective students can call to make an appointment to meet with someone at the center.
17900 S. 94th Ave.
Tinley Park, 60487
Phone: (708) 974-5400
Need a ride. Use the Call-n-Ride.
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
*Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
*The building closes Fridays at noon during summer semester.
Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Southwest Education Center is Moraine Valley's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building with many sustainable features
Center’s “green” features include:
- Energy-saving geothermal system, which extracts power from heat stored in the earth to make heating and cooling more environmentally friendly and will reduce overall energy consumption
- Water-efficient landscaping, vegetative bio-swales and porous paving materials to lessen water waste
- Daylighting, sun harvesting and lighting controls to reduce the need for artificial lighting
To learn more about the building’s sustainability features, check out our informational flyer.
An appointment is required to take the placement test at SWEC. Please call (708) 974-5400 to schedule an appointment to test. You will be required to wear a face-mask throughout your visit to SWEC.
Spring and Fall Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Proctored testing is not currently available at SWEC.
A $25 payment is required for placement testing. Payment can be made online or by calling (708) 974-2110.
Please note: Hours are subject to change. Please call the Southwest Education Center at (708) 974-5400 to confirm testing center hours.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for placement testing. Registration for the placement tests can be done online or in person.
Use MVConnect: Login using your assigned username and password. On the Self-Service menu, click Registration. Select Search, Register, and Pay for Non-Credit classes. Select Placement Testing in the Topic Code drop-down box and click Submit. Click the box next to the section you would like to register for and click Submit. Continue through remaining screens and submit your payment.
Retests: Please call (708) 974-5400 to schedule a retest for the Southwest Education Center location.
Visiting the Testing Center for more details on what to bring and what you need for tests.
Testing Center Policies
• A current Moraine Valley photo ID is required to test.
• No food, drinks, or personal items are allowed in the testing center. (Lockers are available for student use.)
• All electronic devices must be turned off. Scratch paper and SWEC-issued calculators may be used if indicated by instructor.
Questions? Please call (708) 974-5400.
High School Equivalency/Adult Basic Education instructors help students prepare for the high school equivalency test. Completing the high school equivalency test allows students to achieve personal fulfillment, continue their education, and advance in the workforce.
Student IDs can be obtained at the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park. A photo ID is required (driver’s license, high school ID, passport, etc.).
For hours and additional information, please call (708) 974-5400.
For more information about SWEC, contact us using the form below or by phone at (708) 974-5400.
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