Several degree and certificate programs at Moraine Valley Community College can now be earned fully online for students who prefer that learning format.

Students can earn an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in General Studies degree fully online. They also can choose from 20 fully online certificate programs, including many in information technology, supply chain, criminal justice, emergency services, retail management and more.

“The coronavirus pandemic temporarily moved every class online, and some of our students found they really enjoy the flexibility an online program provides as they can complete classwork at their convenience” said Dr. Cynthia Anderson, dean of Academic Development/Academic Outreach.

While the college has returned to traditional in-person learning, many class sections will continue to be offered online.

“This gives our students another option toward a higher education credential,” Anderson said.

Students in online programs have access to many resources to help them be successful such as Academic Advising, the Student Success Department and Canvas, the college’s learning management system. Technical support is available Monday through Saturday via email and by phone, and academic support can be found through the Library live chat and text message options as well as email and phone support.

Students completing online coursework follow the same academic calendar as in-person classes, are taught by the same instructors as students on campus and are required to participate in class discussions through forums and other assignments. Online courses require strong time management, organizational and college-ready reading and writing skills, Anderson said.

“I encourage students considering enrolling in an online degree or certificate program to prepare themselves,” she said. “We have a free study skills self-assessment on our website to help students determine if this is the right direction for them to go when coming to Moraine Valley.”

For details about online courses and programs offered, access to resources, and the winter session and spring 2021 semester course listings, visit


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