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. You can apply now for Moraine Valley scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500

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Visit Moraine Valley’s and see first-hand how we rival four-year schools! We offer a number of visit events throughout the year and schedule campus tours every Tuesday on our Palos Hills campus.

Building Location, Hours and Transportation

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

Need a ride. Use the Call-n-Ride.

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
*Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
*The building closes Fridays at noon during summer semester.
Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

LEED Certified

The Southwest Education Center 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.

Testing Services

Placement Testing

Spring and Fall Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-Noon, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Sun. Closed

Summer Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Sat./Sun. Closed

Test Proctoring

Spring and Fall Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-7:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-Noon, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m.-Noon
Sun. Closed

Summer Office Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m., 2:00-7:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Sat./Sun. Closed
Please note: Hours are subject to change during off-semester hours and breaks.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for placement testing. Registration for the placement tests 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 Accuplacer placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. Stop by the Registration Office on the main campus in Bldg. S, Room S103, to register. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Payment is non-refundable. Please proceed to the Cashier’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105.

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.

Test Proctoring at Southwest Education Center
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.
Sat. - first test 9 a.m., last test 11 a.m.

Summer Semester Schedule
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.
Sat/Sun. - Closed

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 calculators may be used if indicated by instructor.

Questions? Please call (708) 974-5400.

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

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 Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

For additional information, please call the Southwest Education Center at (708) 974-5400.

Adult Information Sessions

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.

Adult Information Session Schedule


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