Nearly half of our students are adult learners at Moraine Valley Community College. Our faculty members understand the many responsibilities and obligations adults have and do their best to make everyone comfortable. Starting college is a huge step—and we are here to help every step of the way.

As an adult learner, you can join others who are:

  • starting college for the first time
  • returning to complete a degree or professional certificate
  • training to re-enter the workforce
  • pursuing career advancement
  • preparing for the high school equivalency test
  • exploring interests for personal growth

Adult Student Resources

  • Academic Planning

    Meet with an advisor to get help choosing the right classes, make sure you’re on track for completing your degree or certificate program or ensure your classes transfer to the college of your choice.

  • 免费的辅导

    From peer-to-peer collaboration within specific programs to one-on-one sessions with professional tutors in the college’s certified tutoring center, students can find the help they need.

  • Financial Assistance

    Get the help you need to pay for college through grants, 奖学金, 学生贷款, the Federal Work-Study program or Veterans' Educational benefits. Our financial aid officers are here to walk you through the best options to make your college experience affordable and easy. 

  • Job Resource Center

    We provide tools to help you prepare a professional resume, 找工作, and explore internship and career opportunities to help you take it to the next level.

Three Convenient Locations

Classes are offered at three locations, making it easy to build a schedule that works for you.



Tinley Park


Online and hybrid classes are also a great option for adult learners to maintain a flexible schedule.

Credit for Prior Learning - Getting Credit for What You Know

Credit for Prior Learning at Moraine Valley allows students to earn credit for college-level skills and knowledge gained through various ways including Professional Licensure and Certification, 服兵役, Non-Credit Education, 工作经验, and Standardized Testing. Prior Learning Credit can help reduce the time and cost of earning a degree or certificate. 



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Konnor Parrish (Oak Lawn), shared his educational journey while on a panel for the Illinois Project Lead the Way meeting.


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