• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Moraine Valley Community College offers a wide variety of two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Career degree programs designed for students whose goal is immediate employment upon graduation. These programs provide career-specific coursework for students who prefer to not transfer but prepare for employment upon graduating. 
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Moraine Valley offers over 75 Career Programs including business administration, computer graphics, automotive technology, culinary arts, digital art design, restaurant and hotel management, etc. Many of our Career Program include one or more Certificate that can be completed in a year or less. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program is offered at Moraine Valley Community College.


Moraine Valley is accredited by: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. Additionally the college maintains State Recognitions from the Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Board of Higher Education.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

To graduate from Moraine Valley Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree students must complete 12 to 15 credit hours in General Education core Curriculum that includes:

  • Mathematics 
  • Communication 
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Humanities and Fine Arts or Physical and Life Science
  • Additional degree requirement 
  • Required Career Courses 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • $25 one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • No English proficiency required for admission. Students will be tested in English upon arrival and placed in our Intensive English Language Program if needed. Students who have a TOEFL scores of 525 paper based, 197 computer based, or 71 internet based, or above and present official TOEFL transcripts; or an IELTS of 5.5 or above, you will be eligible to waive the placement test and register in regular academic college classes from their program of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    128 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 128 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Out-of-District: $308

Living costs for Palos Hills

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students must verify a minimum of $21,707 or the equivalent available for tuition and living expenses. The Financial Sponsor or student must submit a bank letter of bank statement at the time of applying.

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