The Education Center at Blue Island offers daytime, evening and Saturday classes that fit your busy lifestyle. Discover the reasons why you should be a Moraine Valley student!

  • Start that college education you've always wanted
  • Pursue training to re-enter the workforce
  • Prepare for your high school equivalency
  • Brush up on skills for career advancement or change
  • Explore new interests for personal growth and advancement
  • Take transfer and career courses

Facility Features

  • Classrooms with Internet access and other modern teaching technology
  • Student support services such as financial aid assistance and academic planning
  • Testing Center and study areas
  • Accuplacer testing (placement tests)
  • CyberCafe
  • Free parking
  • Vending/snack area

Location and Hours

The Education Center at Blue Island is open:

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

*Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

*The building closes Fridays at noon during the summer semester. Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Adult Learners

Adult Learners

Discover the benefits of being an adult learner at Moraine Valley. Attend one of our free Career Paths and Coffee Adult Information sessions where you can learn more about course options, how to enroll, get information on obtaining financial aid, and more.

Upcoming Adult Learner Sessions

Career Connections Program

Career Connections is a free federally funded work readiness program where our mission is to prepare this target audience for the workforce.  Not only do we help prepare them for the workforce, provide job placement assistance, educational assistance, and Supportive Services (i.e. bus passes, gas cards, child care, books, lab fees, etc), participants may also be eligible to receive up to $8,000 in tuition assistance that can be applied toward college classes, certificate, and degree programs offered by hundreds of approved training providers in Cook County.

Career Connections Program

Learn more about programs offered at Blue Island that qualify for up to $8,000 in tuition assistance.

High School Equivalency

The High School Equivalency/Adult Basic Education department instructors help students in need of a high school equivalency to prepare for the high school equivalency test. Through this accomplishment, students achieve a goal of personal fulfillment, the ability to continue his/her education, or to obtain or advance in the workforce.

High School Equivalency Registration and Test Information

Testing

New students must complete English composition, reading and math placement testing prior to attending an orientation program.

Placement Testing
Fall and Spring
Mon.–Tues.: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2-6:30 p.m.
Wed.–Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Summer
Mon.–Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2-6:30 p.m.
Fr.: 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Test Proctoring At Education Center At Blue Island
Fall and Spring:
Mon.–Thurs.: First test 8:30 a.m.; Last test 7:30 p.m.
Fri.: First test 8:30 a.m.; Last test 3:30 p.m.

Summer
Mon.–Thurs.: First test 8:30 a.m.; Last test 7:30 p.m.
Fri.: First test 8:30; Last test 11 a.m.
Please note: Hours are subject to change during off-semester hours and breaks.

Registration and payment for the placement test 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.

In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled 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 Casher’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105. Bring your receipt with you when you come in to test.

A photo ID is required to test. You may bring scratch paper, and a pencil for the math portion of the test. The placement tests are untimed, but you should allow two hours to complete the English and reading tests and one hour to complete the math test.

Learn more about the placement tests including how to prepare, test exemptions, and re-testing policies through Moraine Valley Testing Services.

Placement Test Exemptions

Previously Earned College Credit
If you've previously earned college credit, you may be exempt from some or all of the placement tests. Just submit a college transcript or grade report showing a "C" or better in a college-level (101 or higher) English composition/rhetoric course and/or mathematics course to the Academic Advising Center, Bldg. S, Room S201.

Act Scores
An ACT score of 20 or above in English, reading and mathematics may be used in place of some or all of the placement tests. To qualify for an exemption, students need to bring a copy of their ACT scores to the Academic Advising Center.
• A score of 20 or above in English and reading exempts you from the English/reading placement test.
• A score of 20 or above in mathematics exempts you from the mathematics placement test.

Make-Up Testing

Test Proctoring at Education Center at Blue Island

Spring and Fall Semester Schedule
Mon.-Thurs. - first test 9 a.m., last test 8 p.m.
Fri. - first test 9 a.m., last test 3 p.m.

Summer Semester Schedule
Mon.-Thurs. - first test 9 a.m., last test 8 p.m.
Fri. - first test 9 a.m., last test 10 a.m.

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. All personal items must be stored in a locker provided by the college, including electronic devices.
• Scratch paper and calculators may be used if allowed by instructor.

Questions regarding testing services at the Education Center? Please call (708) 974-5300.

Photo ID

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters
Mon.-Tues. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wed.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

During the first two weeks of the fall and spring semester, hours will be extended to Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

For additional information, please call (708) 974-5300.

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For more information about this location, contact us here or call (708) 974-5300.