Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park

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.

Open House Week at the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park

Monday Aug. 5 - Wednesday Aug. 7: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 8: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Stop by the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park (SWEC) for their Open House Week events! SWEC offers:

  • Credit, non-credit, High School Equivalency, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses
  • Earn a certificate or degree or take courses to transfer
  • Flexible start dates for your busy schedule
  • Classes begin in August, September, and October
  • Admissions, Financial Aid, Program/Course information, Tours, and Registration Assistance

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Explore Classes

To explore classes that are offered at the Tinley Park location, select "Education Center - Tinley Park" under location and then select "Term" for the semester you would like to view.

Gateway in the fall

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Shakespeare Garden Mid day, July, Summer 2022

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Neighborhood Students

At Moraine Valley Community College, we love to tell our students’ stories.

Inspired by our community, the longstanding “Story Wall” concept is a reality thanks to our students’ desire to share their stories through photos, videos and interviews.

Tinley Park Student Services


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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!

Schedule an in-person tour or explore our virtual campus tour.
  • Student support services such as financial aid assistance and academic planning
  • Testing Center and study areas
  • Placement Tests
  • CyberCafe
  • Free parking
  • Vending/snack area

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The Southwest Education Center closes early when classes aren't in session. Call (708) 974-5400 to confirm building hours.

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


The Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park is Moraine Valley's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building with many sustainable features.

SWEC'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
Please call (708) 974-5400 to schedule an appointment to test. Visit the Testing Center for more details on placement testing.

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.

State of Illinois High School Diploma/Adult Basic Education instructors help students prepare for the State of Illinois High School Diploma, formerly known as High School Equivalency Certificate test. Completing the State of Illinois High School Diploma test allows students to achieve personal fulfillment, continue their education, and advance in the workforce.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to help individuals speak, read, and write the English Language. We have programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers.

The State of Illinois High School Diploma and ESL classes are free and offered at the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park.

Click here for more information on State of Illinois High School Diploma and ESL registration and testing.

Moraine Valley student IDs can be obtained on site at SWEC. A photo ID is required (driver’s license, high school ID, passport, etc.).


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