The Southwest Education Center is Open

The Southwest Education Center is now open to help students with admissions, financial aid, placement testing, and registration questions.  Current and prospective students can call to make an appointment to meet with someone at the center. 

(708) 974-5400

Our Southwest Education Center (SWEC) is a full-service facility, with modern classrooms, science labs, computer labs, study rooms, cyber cafe lounge, vending machines and Accuplacer testing (placement tests). It is located close to I-80 and offers plenty of free parking. You can take transfer and career courses and we offer student support services such as financial aid assistance and academic planning.

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Visit Moraine Valley's Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park to see everything we have to offer right in your neighborhood!

Because all in-person campus tours are temporarily by appointment only, we are now offering virtual campus tours as well.

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SWEC Building Hours:

Mon. – Thurs.: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. – Sun: Closed


17900 S. 94th Ave.
Tinley Park, 60487
Phone: (708) 974-5400


The Tinley Park On-Demand Pace Bus Service has been suspended as of 12/14/20 until the availability of funding and return of commuter demand allows for a re-evaluation and possible reinstatement of service.

SWEC is Moraine Valley's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building with many sustainable features

Center’s “green” features include:

  • Energy-saving geothermal system, which extracts power from heat stored in the earth to make heating and cooling more environmentally friendly and will reduce overall energy consumption
  • Water-efficient landscaping, vegetative bio-swales and porous paving materials to lessen water waste
  • Daylighting, sun harvesting and lighting controls to reduce the need for artificial lighting

To learn more about the building’s sustainability features, check out our informational flyer.

Placement Testing and Test Proctoring

Please call (708) 974-5400 to schedule an appointment to test. You will be required to wear a face mask throughout your visit to SWEC.

Fall and Spring Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sat – Sun: Closed

Please note: Hours are subject to change, particularly between semesters. Please call the Southwest Education Center at (708) 974-5400 to confirm testing center hours.

A $25 payment is required for placement testing for students with expired test scores who are retaking the placement test. Payment can be made online or by calling (708) 974-2110.

Use MVConnect to Pay Online: 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 the remaining screens and submit your payment.

Retests: Please call (708) 974-5400 to schedule a retest for the Southwest Education Center location.

Visiting the Testing Center for more details on what to bring and what you need for tests.

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

Questions? Please call (708) 974-5400.

High School Equivalency/Adult Basic Education instructors help students prepare for the high school equivalency test. Completing the high school equivalency test allows students to achieve personal fulfillment, continue their education, and advance in the workforce.

High School Equivalency Registration and Test Information

Student IDs can be obtained at SWEC in Tinley Park. A photo ID is required (driver’s license, high school ID, passport, etc.).

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


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For more information about SWEC, contact us using the form below or by phone at (708) 974-5400.

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