Proficiency credits are awarded to Moraine Valley students who have taken vocational or noncredit training and can document that training through certificates or test results. It is intended to help students achieve their degree goals without repeating material they have already learned. Proficiency credit is available in areas such as automotive technology, criminal justice, fire service, networking, office systems and applications, and restaurant/hotel management. Interested students should meet with an academic advisor to make sure they understand the requirements for their degree before investigating whether proficiency credit will be helpful. To get started, bring copies of the certificate or test results to the Academic Outreach office, Building L, Room L244 and pick up registration/grade forms are available there. Visit the Academic Outreach page within MVConnect for more information.

Who is it For?

All currently enrolled Moraine Valley students. Interested students should meet with an academic advisor to make sure they understand the requirements for their degree before investigating whether proficiency credit will be helpful.

How Long Does the Process Take?

Traditionally, Proficiency Credit is earned in no longer than a few weeks. 

Do Proficiency Credits Transfer?

Check with the transfer school to verify acceptance of proficiency credits.

How Do I Get Started?

Bring copies of certificate or test results that you are wanting to have evaluated for credit to the Academic Outreach office, Building L, Room L244 and pick up registration/grade forms.

Stop by Academic Outreach to obtain a PC registration form. Academic Outreach maintains a list of programs which accept PC credit.
· Complete student portion of Registration Form.
· Attach copies of training certificates.
· Academic Outreach will send paperwork to the designated program coordinator for evaluation and approval.
· The program coordinator evaluates training certificates and returns paperwork to the Academic Outreach office.
· If approved for college credit there is a $25.00 fee per course.

Is There a Limit on How Many Proficiency Credits a Student May Receive?

To graduate from Moraine Valley, students must earn at least 25 percent of the program requirements at Moraine Valley in addition to credit obtained through PC*. Some programs further limit the number of courses for which PC credit can be received. *Some programs require more than 25%. Check with your individual program requirements first.

How Much Does it Cost?

If approved for college credit, there is a $25.00 fee per course.

Is There a Time Limit to Completing Proficient Credit?

To have credit posted on a transcript, the fee must be paid within the same semester the courses were approved.

How are Proficiency Credits Assessed or Graded?

Training is assessed by a faculty member or coordinator in the appropriate academic or career discipline. A PC course appears on a transcript with the designation "P"(Pass) and the number of credit hours earned.

Questions?

Submit your question or contact Academic Outreach Building L, Room L244, (708) 974-5710.