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Midwest Technical Institute

4 Campuses
8 Programs

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Are you ready for a change? Learn new skills and begin the path toward a career that can offer life changing new opportunities.

At Midwest Technical Institute (MTI), most classes start every 5 weeks, which means we’re here for you when you’re ready to get hands-on training to take off towards your new career!

MTI’s programs in allied health, mechanical trades, truck driving, and other skilled trades can offer stability and the opportunity to move forward in a new direction. All MTI programs are taught by instructors with real-world experience, to prepare you for the road ahead.

Take the time today to invest in your future. Get started online now. Change is coming—it’s time to get ready for a future of new possibility.


Midwest Technical Institute is a year-round school providing vocational training in mechanical trades and allied health career fields where job growth is expected.

MTI was founded in 1995 in Lincoln, Illinois. Since opening its doors, MTI has achieved many milestones, including receiving national accreditation for its course offerings, and expanding our programs and courses beyond the original welding program.

MTI has always taken great pride in touching the lives of students by giving them the hands-on workforce training they need to be successful.

Our mission is to offer workforce training that will provide graduates with the skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Program Duration

At MTI, we understand the importance of completing training programs and courses in a timely manner. We offer a variety of accelerated programs in the allied health and mechanical trades fields, where you’ll have the opportunity to complete most programs and courses in less than one year.

Flexibility

Your life is busy and your time is valuable. We understand that. Most programs and courses at MTI offer a variety of class times (including daytime and evenings), so you can learn when it is convenient for you.

Professionalism with a "Family" Feel

The staff at MTI is full of bright and caring professionals, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their fields. Our friendly and helpful Admissions and Financial Aid Teams are here to guide you through the entire process, from signing up for classes to helping you find the financing options that work best for you.

Available Programs

  • Welding
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    MTI’s Welding Program trains students in the following welding processes:

    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTAW/TIG)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
    • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

    The welding instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the weld shop, using hands-on instruction and one-on-one interaction to provide students skills in:

    • Pipe Welding | Manufacturing | Cranes/Rigging | Pipefitting

    Welding classes at MTI also include:

    • Field & Shop Safety
    • Properties & Cutting Techniques of Metal
    • Welding Metallurgy / Vocabulary
    • Basic Blueprint Readings
    • MTI Welding Certification Tests

    Available at these locations

    East Peoria, IL

    280 High Point Ln
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Moline, IL

    3620 Avenue of the Cities
    Moline, IL 61265

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

    Accreditation

    MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).

    Disclosure

    Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial aid may be available to those that qualify. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.

  • HVAC/R Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    HVAC/R technicians are responsible for repairing, maintaining, and installing HVAC/R equipment – including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. As technology advances and HVAC/R systems become increasingly complex, demand for qualified HVAC technicians grows.

    Get the training you need to become an HVAC/R technician in just 9 months at MTI. The HVAC/R Technician Program prepares you to begin a career in the HVAC field through hands-on, fast-paced training led by instructors with real-world experience.

    MTI’s HVAC/R training combines classroom theory and hands-on lab instruction to train you in the latest HVAC/R technology.

    Begin your career as an HVAC/R technician at MTI.

    Available at these locations

    East Peoria, IL

    280 High Point Ln
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Moline, IL

    3620 Avenue of the Cities
    Moline, IL 61265

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

    Accreditation

    MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).

    Disclosure

    Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial aid may be available to those that qualify. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.

  • Welding & Pipefitting
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    MTI’s Welding & Pipefitting Program trains students in the following welding processes:

    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTAW/TIG)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
    • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

    The welding instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the weld shop, using hands-on instruction and one-on-one interaction to provide students skills in:

    • Basic Fitting Principles | Basic Pipe Fitting | Advanced Pipe Fitting

    Pipefitting classes at MTI also include:

    • Properties of Metal
    • Cutting Techniques of Metal
    • Production Welding Techniques
    • Safety Training/ Cranes / Rigging
    • Metallurgy / Vocabulary
    • Basic Math

    Available at these locations

    East Peoria, IL

    280 High Point Ln
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Moline, IL

    3620 Avenue of the Cities
    Moline, IL 61265

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

  • Professional Truck Driving
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    Are you looking for a hands-on career that offers competitive pay and allows you to work independently and explore the country? MTI’s Professional Truck Driving Program prepares you for life on the open road, giving you the behind-the-wheel experience you need to pursue an entry-level career in this essential industry—classes are enrolling now.

    Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your professional truck driver education:

    • 20 weeks
    • 600 clock hours (300 classroom training / 24 range & observation / 24 over-the-road / 252 remedial)
    • Daytime classes available
    • Certificate of completion

    Professional Truck Driving Range Address : 5284 W Sunshine Brookline, MO 65619



    Available at these locations

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

    Accreditation

    MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).

    Disclosure

    Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial aid may be available to those that qualify. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.

  • CDL Training
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    The CDL instructors at MTI bring real-world commercial driving experience to the classroom, taking you behind-the-wheel and providing hands-on CDL training to help you develop essential driving experience and knowledge.

    When attending CDL school in Illinois or CDL school Missouri, you’ll learn:

    • CDL permit test and endorsement preparation
    • Over-the-road training
    • Life on the road and professionalism
    • Shipping and receiving
    • Defensive driving & extreme driving conditions
    • FMCSA rules and regulations
    • ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training)

    Available at these locations

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

  • Dental Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    The 9-month Dental Assisting Program at Midwest Technical Institute provides entry-level theory and hands-on training in basic and routine clinical and office tasks. This program will equip the dental assistant with the skills required to perform in a clinical, laboratory or office setting.

    The dental assistant will be able to assist in laboratory procedures, x-ray procedures, CPR and patient assessments. He/she will also be able to perform sterilization and infection control techniques, clinical procedures and equipment maintenance. In some venues, the dental assistant is expected to effectively handle administrative office procedures, including electronic record keeping, keyboarding, billing, coding, insurance claims and scheduling.

    MTI’s dental assistant training provides students a thorough understanding of dental-related ethics and other business principles that impact the practitioner’s relationship with the patient. For dental assistant certification, students are required to take DANB certification (Dental Assisting National Board) which includes: RHS (Radiology Health & Safety) and ICE (Infection Control Exam).

    Available at these locations

    East Peoria, IL

    280 High Point Ln
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Moline, IL

    3620 Avenue of the Cities
    Moline, IL 61265

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

    Accreditation

    MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).

    Disclosure

    Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial aid may be available to those that qualify. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.

  • Medical Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    The 9-month Medical Assisting Program provides entry-level theory and hands-on training in basic and routine clinical and administrative tasks. Program may be available in hybrid format where available. Midwest Technical Institute’s medical assistant training provides the skills required to perform in either a clinical or office capacity. The graduate will be able to assist in EKG, x-ray procedures, first aid and phlebotomy, perform clinical procedures, prepare a patient for physical exams and assist the physician with other exams. The medical assistant may also help the physician with minor surgical procedures and can sterilize and care for instruments.

    In some venues, the medical assistant is expected to effectively handle administrative office procedures including electronic record keeping, keyboarding, billing, coding, scheduling, transcription and insurance claims. The medical assistant possesses a thorough understanding of health-related ethics and other business principles that bear on the practitioner’s relationship with the patient. To obtain their medical assistant certification, students will be scheduled to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) National Medical Assistant (CMA) Certification Exam.

    Available at these locations

    East Peoria, IL

    280 High Point Ln
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Moline, IL

    3620 Avenue of the Cities
    Moline, IL 61265

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

    Accreditation

    MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).

    Disclosure

    Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial aid may be available to those that qualify. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.

  • Medical Coding Specialist
    Healthcare Administration

    The 9-month Medical Coding Specialist Program provides the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions normally available in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and insurance companies as a part of the healthcare team.

    Midwest Technical Institute’s medical coding training instructs students in the analysis of medical records (charts) and the assignment of codes for indexing diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes. “Coding” refers to transforming the written or verbal description of diseases, injuries and procedures into numerical designations.

    Medical coding classes also include anatomy and medical terminology. Students will learn about diseases that affect the human body, etiology, pathology, symptoms, signs, diagnostics and treatment in order to properly code medical records. Students will become familiar with the content of the medical record, in order to locate information to support or provide specificity for accurate coding.

    For medical coding certification, students can sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam that is administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) upon graduation from the Medical Coding Specialist Program.

    Available at these locations

    East Peoria, IL

    280 High Point Ln
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Moline, IL

    3620 Avenue of the Cities
    Moline, IL 61265

    Springfield, IL

    2731 Farmers Market Road
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Springfield, MO

    3600 South Glenstone Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65804

    Accreditation

    MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).

    Disclosure

    Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial aid may be available to those that qualify. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.

Accreditation

MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
MTI is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.

Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at https://midwesttech.edu/home/gainful-employment/.

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