The Early College Dual Credit Program allows high school students to enroll in select college courses and take them at their high school as part of their regularly scheduled day. This unique partnership between Moraine Valley Community College and participating area high schools allow you to simultaneously earn college credit and high school credit, which means you can save\ time and money when you pursue a college degree or certificate.

Dual credit classes are actual college-level courses and are taught by teachers at your high school who have met specific requirements that qualify them to teach at the collegiate level.

Enroll for the 2022-23 Academic Year

Enrollment for Dual Credit Full Year 2022-23, will begin Monday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.

Benefits of Starting Dual Credit

  • Get Ahead

    Get a jump start on college by completing general education requirements or completing a certificate.  

  • Save Money

    Classes are offered free or at a reduced rate which can save you thousands on your education in the long run. 

  • Earn Credits That Transfer

     If you plan to go to another four-year institution—either right after high school or after taking additional courses at Moraine Valley—you will find most colleges and universities will accept the college credits you earned through this program. To be assured that a course will seamlessly transfer to a particular college or university, please visit itransfer.org for schools in Illinois and transfer.org for out-of-state schools.

  • Challenge Yourself

    Accelerate your academic progress by taking actual college-level courses with advanced content and new types of assignments.

Dual Credit vs. Advanced Placement (AP)

Both offer advanced educational opportunities. However, one of the major differences between the two is that if you complete all the required assignments and assessments in your dual credit course and achieve a “C” or better, you will earn college credit. AP courses require you to take a high-stakes exam at the end of the course and achieve specific qualifying AP scores to earn college credit.

High Schools that Partner with Moraine Valley

It is important to talk to your school counselor because each school in our district offers a variety of different classes that can be considered dual credit. You can search our list of high schools that we currently offer dual credit to below and see the most up-to-date offerings. This list is revised annually so check back to see new offerings and schools. 

ANDREW HIGH SCHOOL
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAutomotive Technology 14
BIO-111General Biology IAP Biology4
BIO-112General Biology IIAP Biology4
BUS-110Legal Environment in BusinessPersonal Law/ Business Law3
BUS-135Personal FinancePersonal Finance2
CIS-105Introduction to CodingAP Computer Science3
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Applications3
CIS-151Website Development:HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*CIS-176Java Programming IAP Computer Science3
*Prerequisite: CIS-105 or CIS-140 with a minimum grade of "C"
*COM-101Communications IModes of Rhetoric and Composition3
*Prerequisite: Appropriate Englishplacement test score; or English AND Reading ACT Score of 19 or higher; OR English AND Reading SAT Score of 580 or higher
ELT-101Electricity and ElectronicsElectronics II3
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsComputer Maintenance & Repair1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Maintenance & Repair1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Maintenance & Repair3
MRT-110Medical TerminologyMedical Terminology3
*Prerequisite: appropriate Placement testing score; OR Reading ACT score of 19 or above; OR Reading SAT score of 480 or above
NAT-111Environmental Science IAP Environmental Science4
OFT-100Keyboarding & Basic FormattingWord Applications/Keyboarding3
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsIntro to Accounting3
RTM-100Food Service SanitationCulinary Arts 3: Food Production2

ARGO HIGH SCHOOL
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersDrafting CAD I and II1
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAuto III4
AUT-121Automotive Brake SystemsAutomotive Brakes4
CIS-232Intro to Adobe Creative SuitesGraphic Arts 1, 23
CIS-234Adobe Illustrator 3Graphic Arts 33
*Corequisite: Registration or credit in OFT-232
CIS-236Adobe PhotoshopGraphic Arts 43
*Corequisite: Registration or credit in OSA-232
ELT-101Electricity & ElectronicsElectricity & Electronics3
LAN-101Orientation to IT ProfessionsComputer Servicing I1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Servicing I1
LAN-111IT Essentials A+Computer Servicing I3
LAN-112Managing IT A+Computer Servicing I3
LAN-121Network EssentialsComputer Servicing II3
LAN-122Network ServicesComputer Servicing II3
MDT-101Intro to DraftingDrafting CAD I and II3
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingDrafting III CAD3
*MRT-110Medical TerminologyMedical Terminology3
*Prerequisite: appropriate Placement testing score; OR Reading ACT score of 19 or above; OR Reading SAT score of 480 or above
MTH-141College Algebra (Functions)Advanced Math Concepts/College Algebra4
*Prerequisite: appropriate Placement testing score; OR Math ACT score of 20 or above; OR Math SAT score of 520 or above
MTH-142Trigonomic FunctionsAdvanced Math Concepts2
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MTH-141
MTH-152Calculus III/ Analytic GeometryHonors Calculus 24
*Prerequisite: MTH-151 with a minimum grade of "C" or AP Calculus BC score of 3 or higher
MUS-106Introduction to American MusicIntroduction to American Music3
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsAccounting II3
WLD-111Basic Arc/Gas Welding IWelding III3
*WLD-112Basic Arc/Gas Welding IIWelding IV3
*Prerequisite:Grade "C" or better in WLD-111

Bremen High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
RTM-100Food Service SanitationIntro to Culinary Arts2
RTM-101Intro to Hospitality IndustryCulinary Arts3

Brother Rice High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsOrient. To IT Professions1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+CISCO Networking Academy/IT Essentials A+3
LAN-112Managing IT A+CISCO Networking Academy/Managing IT A+3

Buffalo Grove High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsCollege Cybersecurity and Mobility1
LAN-103Security AwarenessCollege Cybersecurity and Mobility1

Chicago Christian High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Applications I3
CIS-151Website Development: HTML & CSSWeb Page Design3
CIS-232Introduction to Adobe Creative SuiteGraphic Applications3

Eisenhower High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersOrientation to AET Careers/ Drafting CAD II1
CIS-105Introduction to CodingAP Computer Science
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Concepts3
CIS-151Website Development:HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*CIS-176Java Programming IAP Computer Science3
*Prerequisite:CIS-105 or CSC-140 with a minimum grade of "C"
ELT-101Electricity & ElectronicsElectronics3
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsComputer Servicing II1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Servicing II1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Servicing I3
LAN-112Managing IT A+Computer Servicing II3
MDT-101Intro to DraftingArchitecture/Engineering Draft3
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingComputer Aided Graphics3
*MDT-160Introduction to 3D ModelingComputer Aided Graphics3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MDT-145
*OFT-122Microsoft ExcelComputer Applications-Data Processing3
*OFT-145Microsoft WordComputer Applications-Information Processing3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in CIS-115

Evergreen Park High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Concepts3
CIS-151Website Development:HTML & CSSWeb Page Design3
*MTH-150Calculus I/Analytic GeometryAP Calculus5
*Prerequisite:Four years of high school math including pre-calculus or advanced algebra with trigonometry and appropriate Math placement test score; or MATH ACT SCORE of 26 or above; or MATH SAT score of 600 or above
*MTH-151Calculus II/Analytic GeometryAP Calculus5
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MTH-150
*OFT-122Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft Application/MOS Certification3
*Prerequisite: CIS-115 with grade "C" or better
*OFT-145Microsoft WordMicrosoft Applications/MOS Certification3
*Prerequisite: CIS-115 with grade "C" or better
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsAccounting I3

Hillcrest High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
RTM-100Food Service SanitationIntro to Culinary Arts2
RTM-101Intro to Hospitality IndustryCulinary Arts3

Hinsdale South High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersPre-Engineering I1
MDT-101Intro to DraftingPre-Engineering II3
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingPre-Engineering I3
MDT-2853D Parametric ModelingEngineering & Design3

Hinsdale Central High School
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersPre-Engineering I1
MDT-101Intro to DraftingPre-Engineering II3
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingPre-Engineering I3
MDT-2853D Parametric ModelingEngineering & Design3

John Hersey High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
*LAN-153IT Security Essentials-Security+College Advanced Network Systems and Cybersecurity3
*Prerequisite: LAN-122 or consent of instructor

Lyons Township High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
*MTH-152Calculus III/ Analytic GeometryCalculus III/Analytic Geometry4
*Prerequisite: AP score of 3 or higher for Calculus BC exam
*MTH-210Linear AlgebraLinear Algebra3
*Prerequisite: AP score of 3 or higher for Calculus BC exam
PHS-103Descriptive AstronomyAstronomy Accel4

Oak Forest High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
RTM-100Food Service SanitationIntro to Culinary Arts2
RTM-101Intro to Hospitality IndustryCulinary Arts3

Oak Lawn Community High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
CIS-151Website Development: HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*COM-101Composition ICollege Writing I3
*Prerequisite: Appropriate Englishplacement test score; or English AND Reading ACT Score of 19 or higher; OR English AND Reading SAT Score of 580 or higher
*COM-102Composition IICollege Writing II3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in COM-101
ELT-101Electricity & ElectronicsElectricity 23
LAN-101Orientation To IT ProfessionsComputer Servicing 11
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Servicing 13
LAN-112Managing IT A+Computer Servicing 23
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsAccounting I3

Prospect High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
LAN-101Orientation To IT ProfessionsCollege Cybersecurity and Mobility1
LAN-103Security AwarenessCollege Cybersecurity and Mobility1

Providence Catholic High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
CIS-105Introduction to ProgrammingIntroduction to Programming3
CIS-115Microsoft Office IIntroduction to Technology3
CIS-138Introduction to Digital Video EditingDigital Media3
CIS-151Website Development:HTML & CSSWeb Page Design3
*MTH-141College Algebra (Functions)Algebra 2 Honors4
*Prerequisite: appropriate Placement testing score; OR Math ACT score of 20 or above; OR Math SAT score of 520 or above
*MTH-142Trigonomic FunctionsAlgebra 2 Honors2
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MTH-141
*MTH-150Calculus I/ Analytic GeometryCalculus AB/BC5
*Prerequisite:Four years of high school math including pre-calculus or advanced algebra with trigonometry and appropriate Math placement test score; or MATH ACT SCORE of 26 or above; or MATH SAT score of 600 or above
*MTH-151Calculus II/Analytic GeometryCalculus BC5
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MTH-150

Reavis High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersOrientation to AET Careers1
BIO-111General Biology IAP Biology4
BIO-112General Biology IIAP Biology4
CIS-115Microsoft Office IDigital Literacy3
LAN-101Orientation to IT ProfessionsOrientation to IT Professions1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Repair1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Repair3
LAN-112Managing IT A+Computer Repair3
LAN-121Network EssentialsComputer Systems3
LAN-122Network ServicesComputer Systems4
MDT-101Intro to DraftingComputer Aided Design3
*MRT-110Medical TerminologyMedical Terminology3
*Prerequisite: appropriate Placement testing score; OR Reading ACT score of 19 or above; OR Reading SAT score of 480 or above
*OFT-145Microsoft WordComputer Applications I3
*Prerequisite CIS-101 or 115 w/ C or better
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsAccounting I3
RTM-100Food Service SanitationPro Start 12
RTM-101Intro to Hospitality IndustryPro Start 23

Richards High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersDrafting/CAD II1
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAutomotive Technology 14
ELT-101Electricity & ElectronicsElectronics3
CIS-105Programming PrincipalsAP Computer Science3
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Concepts3
CIS-151Website Development: HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*CIS-176Java Programming IAP Computer Science3
*Prerequisite: CSC-140 OR CIS-105 with a minimum grade of "C"
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsComputer Servicing II1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Servicing I1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Servicing I3
LAN-112Managing IT A+Computer Servicing II3
MDT-101Intro to DraftingArchitecture/Engineering Draft3
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingComputer Aided Graphics3
*MDT-160Introduction to 3D ModelingComputer Aided Graphics3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MDT-145
*OFT-122Microsoft ExcelComputer Applications-Data Processing3
*OFT-145Microsoft WordComputer Applications-Information Processing3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in CIS-115
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsAccounting/Bookkeeping3

Rolling Meadows High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
*LAN-153IT Security Essentials-Security+College Advanced Network Systems and Cybersecurity3
*Prerequisite: LAN-122 or consent of instructor

Sandburg High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersOrientation to AET Careers1
AUT-112Introduction to Auto TechnologyAuto Technology III4
BUS-110Legal Environment in Business*Personal Law/Business Law3
*Student must sit for consecutive semesters within same academic year
BUS-135Personal FinancePersonal Finance3
CIS-105Programming PrinciplesAP Computer Science3
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Applications3
CIS-151Website Development: HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*CIS-176Java Programming IAP Computer Science3
*Prerequisite: CSC-140 OR CIS-105 with a minimum grade of "C"
*COM-101Composition IModes of Rhetoric and Composition3
*Prerequisite: Appropriate Englishplacement test score; or English AND Reading ACT Score of 19 or higher; OR English AND Reading SAT Score of 580 or higher
GEL-150Physical GeologyGeology4
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsComputer Maintenance & Repair1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Maintenance & Repair1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Maintenance & Repair3
LAN-121Network EssentialsComputer Networking I3
LAN-122Network ServicesComputer Networking4
MDT-101Intro to DraftingCAD 1 & CAD 23
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingMechanical CAD/Architectural CAD3
MRT-110Medical TerminologyMedical Terminology3
NAT-111Environmental Science IAP Environmental Science4
OFT-100Keyboarding & Basic FormattingWord Applications/Keyboarding3
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsIntro to Accounting3
PSC-110Political ScienceAP United States Government and Politics3

Shepard High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AET-101Orientation to AET CareersDrafting/CAD II1
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAutomotive Technology 14
*AUT-121Automotive Brake SystemsAutomotive Technology 24
*Corequisite: registration or credit in AUT-112 with grade of B or better
CIS-105Programming PrincipalsAP Computer Science3
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Concepts3
CIS-151Website Development:HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*CIS-176Java Programming IAP Computer Science3
*Prerequisite: CSC-140 OR CIS-105 with a minimum grade of "C"
ELT-101Electricity & ElectronicsElectronics3
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsComputer Servicing II1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Servicing I1
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Servicing I3
LAN-112Managing IT A+Computer Servicing II3
LAN-121Network EssentialsComputer Networking & Internet Devices3
LAN-122Network ServicesComputer Networking & Internet Devices4
MDT-101Intro to DraftingArchitecture/Engineering Draft3
MDT-145Intro to Computer Aided DraftingComputer Aided Graphics3
*MDT-160Introduction to 3D ModelingComputer Aided Graphics3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MDT-145
*OFT-122Microsoft ExcelComputer Applications-Data Processing3
*OFT-145Microsoft WordComputer Applications-Information Processing3
*Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in CIS-115
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsAccounting/Bookkeeping3
RTM-100Food Service SanitationCulinary Arts2
RTM-103Basic Food TheoryCulinary Arts2

Stagg High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AUT-112Introduction to Auto TechnologyAutomotive Technology III3
BIO-111General Biology IAP Biology4
BIO-112General Biology IIAP Biology4
BUS-110Legal Environment in BusinessPersonal Law/ Business Law3
BUS-135Personal FinanceGeneral Business/Personal Finance3
CIS-105Programming PrincipalsAP Computer Science3
CIS-115Microsoft Office IComputer Applications3
CIS-151Website Development: HTML & CSSWeb Design3
*CIS-176Java Programming IAP Computer Science3
*Prerequisite: CSC-140 OR CIS-105 with a minimum grade of "C"
COM-101Composition IModes of Rhetoric and Composition3
*Prerequisite: Appropriate Englishplacement test score; or English AND Reading ACT Score of 19 or higher; OR English AND Reading SAT Score of 580 or higher
LAN-101Orient. To IT ProfessionsComputer Maintenance & Repair1
LAN-103Security AwarenessComputer Maintenance & Repair2
LAN-111IT Essentials- A+Computer Maintenance & Repair3
MRT-110Medical TerminologyMedical Terminology3
OFT-249QuickBooks for Office ProfessionalsIntro to Accounting3
RTM-100Food Service SanitationCulinary Arts 3 Food Production2

Thornridge High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAuto Service Technology4

Thornton High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAuto Service Technology4

Thornwood High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAuto Service Technology4

Tinley Park High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
AUT-112Intro to Auto TechnologyAutomotive Technology4
RTM-100Food Service SanitationIntro to Culinary Arts2
RTM-101Intro to Hospitality IndustryCulinary Arts3

Universal High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
ARB-101Arabic IArabic4
*ARB-102Arabic IIArabic II4
*Prerequisite: ARB-101
*JRN-101Intro to Mass CommunicationJournalism3
*Prerequisite: Credit in COM-101(AP Score of 3 or higher on English Language)

Wheeling High School
DUAL CREDITMVCC CourseHigh School CourseCredits
*LAN-153IT Security Essentials-Security+College Advanced Network Systems and Cybersecurity3
*Prerequisite: LAN-122 or consent of instructor

FAQs

Since you will be enrolling in college-level courses, you must complete course placement tests and satisfy course prerequisites when applicable to assure you have the same qualifications and preparation as other college students. You will be required to take the Accuplacer placement test and/or submit qualifying Advanced Placement (AP), ACT or SAT scores.

  1. Contact your high school counselor for student eligibility and dual credit course offerings.
  2. Complete Placement testing or submit appropriate ACT/SAT/AP scores (if applicable) to your high school counselor.
  3. Check to see if the dual credit course you wish to take has a prerequisite.
  4. Complete the online dual credit application during the registration period. (Contact your high school counselor or instructor for dates/deadlines)
  5. Once the dual credit online application has been received and processed, you will receive an email to your personal email within 24 hours indicating, Student Identification number, Moraine Valley student email address and payment instructions, if your course has a dual credit fee.  Activate your Moraine Valley student email account and frequently check it to remain up to date on communication related to Moraine Valley.
  6. Pay for your dual credit course fees (if applicable) either online, in-person or by phone by the appropriate deadline.

Dual Credit students must meet the same individual course requirements as on-campus MVCC students. Visit the testing center page for scheduling information.


  1. Use MVConnect. Log in 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 the remaining screens and submit your payment of $25.
  2. In-person: You may choose to register for any scheduled Accuplacer/placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. Stop by the Registration Office, Bldg. S, Room S103, to register. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Please proceed to the Cashier’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Bldg. G, Room 231.
  3. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Bldg. G, Room 231. Disclose that you are a dual credit student who will only be taking a portion of the placement test.
  4. Scores are automatically uploaded into [LM2] the system and now you are ready to register online for Dual Credit.

Dual Credit students do not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for federal grants and loans, the federal government requires students to have received a high school diploma or its equivalent.

The Advanced Placement (AP) program and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) both allow students to gain college credit in various subject areas by successfully completing comprehensive examinations in those subjects.

Contact your high school counselor for more information.

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Let us know what questions you have about getting started with dual credit or enrollment.