Residents in the Orland Park, Tinley Park and surrounding communities can take classes a little closer to home at Moraine Valley Community College’s Southwest Education Center (SWEC), 17900 S. 94th Ave. in Tinley Park. SWEC offers more than 50 classes beginning Aug. 29 and later.

Some credit classes include Composition I and II, Art Appreciation, Principles of Macroeconomics, Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Medical Terminology, General Sociology, and Music Appreciation. Noncredit classes offered at SWEC include, 50 Plus Computer Basics, 50 Plus Computer Basics Continued, Medicare Workshop, Tai Chi I/Qi Gong I, Yoga I and II, Fit for Life, Motivation for Life, Positive Thinking for Life, Decorating Secrets, Beginning Conversational Italian, Beginning Conversational Spanish, and Intro to Mindful Meditation.

A complete listing of all the classes at SWEC and credit and noncredit classes offered at all Moraine Valley campuses can be found in the fall 2016 class schedule or online.

Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $119 per credit hour plus fees and books.

Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on the main campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711); or online.