Olive–Harvey College is a community college on Chicago's far South Side located at 10001 S Woodlawn Avenue, and is a part of the City Colleges of Chicago, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation.
Olive–Harvey College began serving residents of the South Side in the late 1950s with the opening of the Fenger and Southeast campuses of the City Colleges of Chicago. These two campuses were then consolidated and renamed Olive–Harvey College in 1970. Sitting on 67 acres, the College is the largest campus of any of the City Colleges.
The school's name is derived from two Chicagoan Medal of Honor recipients who lost their lives in the Vietnam War: Milton Olive, III, paratrooper, and Carmel B. Harvey, infantryman. Both were posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Besides its main building in the Pullman Community Area, Olive-Harvey also includes the South Chicago Learning Center located at 3055 E. 92nd Street, a facility that provides vocational training, technical training and adult education courses to adults in the Chicago region.
Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Olive-Harvey offers many Associate's degree, certificate and short-term training programs to prepare students to transfer to bachelor's degree programs or to move directly into the workforce.
In 2012, it was announced that Olive-Harvey will focus on transportation, distribution and logistics and build a new, $42.2 million transportation, distribution and logistics center. The new facility will train students for what is projected to be more than 100,000 job openings over the next 10 years.
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