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.

The Southwest Education Center is Open

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

(708) 974-5400

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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.

***Because all in-person campus tours are temporarily suspended, we are now offering a virtual campus tour. You can visit us anytime.

You can expect to receive several student services at the Moraine Valley Community College's Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park.

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View classes available at the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park.

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

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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.

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.

Placement Testing

Spring and Fall Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-8:30 p.m. (last test is given at 6 p.m.)
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-Noon, 1-4:30 p.m. (last test is given at 2 p.m.)
Sat. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (last test is given at 10:30 a.m.)
Sun. Closed

Summer Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-8:30 p.m. (last test is given at 6 p.m.)
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – Noon (last test given at 9:30 a.m.)
Sat.: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (last test is given at 10:30 a.m.)
Sun. Closed

Test Proctoring

Spring and Fall Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-8:30 p.m. (last test given at 7:30 p.m.)
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-Noon, 1-4:30 p.m. (last test is given at 3:30 p.m.)
Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (last test given at noon)
Sun. Closed

Summer Office Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m., 2-8:30 p.m. (last test given at 7:30 p.m.)
Fri. 8:30-Noon (last test is given at 11:00 a.m.)
Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (last test is given at noon)
Sun. Closed

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

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.

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 instructor.

Questions? Please call (708) 974-5400.

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

 

Due to the Education Center at Blue Island being temporarily closed, student IDs can be obtained from the main college campus in Palos Hills. 

Building S
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Monday and Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call (708) 974-5300.

 

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

For more information about this Blue Island, contact us using the form below or by phone at here or call (708) 974-5300.