Toys for Tots
Combat to College, Moraine Valley’s organization for student veterans, is collecting for Toys for Tots. Deposit new, unwrapped toys in the blue drum in Building U, Student Union, through Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Philippine relief effort
Rock Solid Ministries and the Office of Student Life are collecting monetary donations through Feed the Hungry to benefit people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Donations are being accepted in person at the Writing Center, Building A, Room A258, or the Student Life Office, Building U, Room U115.
- Comprehensive classroom learning
- Hands-on rigorous training
- Internship at a local firehouse
“The initial training at a fire academy is invaluable. That’s your foundation. Everything else is built upon that initial training. So a good fire academy is essential to the development of a firefighter. The fire academy at Moraine Valley provides an educational opportunity for the students, provides a resource for the fire departments, and ultimately benefits the communities involved.”
Battalion Chief, North Palos Fire Protection District
Marty Sammon has gone from the Marist High School band and the Moraine Valley jazz band to now sharing the stage with music icons Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and many others. Learn more about Marty Sammon and other Moraine Valley aumni.
Pursue Your Passion
Feed your passion, build your skills, find an interest!
- Start a new business or build up a current company
- Spruce up the landscaping
- Earn professional continuing education credits
- Design custom jewelry
- Learn to play a musical instrument
- Speak a new language
- Prepare for industry exams
- Explore investment options
- And more!
Corporate, Community and Continuing Education
Look what a degree in
Recreation Therapy can do for you
Jobs are available at
- nursing homes, rehabilitation and acute-care hospitals, senior centers, mental health facilities
- camps, outdoor recreation programs
- correctional facilities, adult daycare centers, residential homes for people with special needs
- and more
The demand is high for skilled personnel—so get started in classes today!
Coordinator, Recreation Therapy and Recreation Management Programs
Agree to Degree
You earn more money. According to the College Board, college graduates earn 65 percent more than high school graduates.
You’ll be more marketable. An associate’s degree increases the likelihood of finding a job—especially in a poor economy.
If you’ve got a job, your degree may help you retain it. In fact, unemployment for community college grads is typically 30 percent lower than for high school grads.
If you plan to go on for a bachelor’s degree, you’re a stronger candidate. Many four-year colleges or universities prefer to accept someone with an associate’s degree because it shows that the student can follow through on something he or she started.
You’ll hold a recognized higher education degree. The pride you’ll experience upon accomplishing this goal will be priceless.
You might even live longer! Research has linked more education to a longer life because people with higher education typically have higher incomes, they’re more likely to have health insurance, and they live in neighborhoods with better access to recreational facilities.
At Moraine Valley, we care about your current and future success, so we’re encouraging all of our students to complete their associate’s degree to gain these valuable benefits. Our college completion initiative—Agree to Degree—asks students to sign a pledge that they will do whatever it takes to successfully complete their educational program, and we pledge to support you every step of the way.
So, go ahead. Get started on completing your degree now!