Education Center at Blue Island

The Education Center at Blue Island is now open to help students with admissions, financial aid, placement testing, and registration questions. Current and prospective students can call (708) 974-5300 to make an appointment to meet with someone at the center.

Open House Week at the Education Center at Blue Island
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, July 29 - Wednesday, July 31
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1

Stop by the Education Center at Blue Island for their Open House Week events! ECBI offers:

  • Credit, non-credit, High School Equivalency, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses
  • Earn a certificate or degree or take courses to transfer
  • Flexible start dates for your busy schedule
  • Classes begin in August, September, and October
  • Admissions, Financial Aid, Program/Course information, Tours, and Registration Assistance

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To explore classes that are offered at the Blue Island location, select "Education Center - Blue Island" under location and then select "Term" for the semester you would like to view.

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Neighborhood Students

At Moraine Valley Community College, we love to tell our students’ stories.

Inspired by our community, the longstanding “Story Wall” concept is a reality thanks to our students’ desire to share their stories through photos, videos and interviews.

Blue Island Student Services


Health Care Programs at Blue Island


Basic Nursing Assistant Training

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Schedule a Tour

Visit Moraine Valley's Education Center in Blue Island to see everything we have to offer right in your neighborhood!

Schedule an in-person tour or explore our virtual campus tour.
  • Student support services such as financial aid assistance and academic planning
  • Testing Center and study areas
  • Placement Tests
  • CyberCafe
  • Free parking
  • Vending/snack area

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Note: Students are encouraged to make appointments for assistance with financial aid, course selection, tutoring, photo ID, and testing services by calling 708-974-5300.

Free parking is available in the City of Blue Island parking lot, located immediately west of the building. Additional parking is available in the city lot one block northeast.

12940 S Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406


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.

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

Please note: Hours are subject to change. Please call the Education Center at Blue Island at (708) 974-5300 to confirm testing center hours.

Placement Testing

New students must complete English composition, reading and math placement testing prior to attending an orientation program. Please call (708) 974-5300 to schedule an appointment to test at the Blue Island campus. 

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 ECBI-issued calculators may be used if indicated by the instructor.

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. Visit the Testing Center for more details on what to bring and what you need for tests. Learn more about the placement tests including how to prepare, test exemptions, and re-testing policies through Moraine Valley Testing Services.

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.

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

Moraine Valley student IDs can be obtained on site at the Education Center at Blue Island. A photo ID is required (driver's license, high school ID, passport, etc.).


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