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Midwest Technical Institute

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. After over twenty years and thousands of students, that goal has remained the same.

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

  • Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
    • HVAC/R - MAR Technician +

      Program Description

      The HVAC/R–MAR Technician Program provides installation, repair and maintenance training for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The program also provides installation and repair training for the major appliance industry.

      Midwest Technical Institute’s HVAC/Refrigeration and Major Appliance Repair includes extensive hands-on experience to provide each student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to become an entry-level employee in the HVAC/R-MAR industries. MTI’s HVAC classes can be taken in any order.

      Successful completion of the program will entitle the student to a diploma in HVAC/R-MAR. The student is also required to take and pass the EPA Section 608* Core certification exams.

      *The student must take and pass the Core Type I and Type II certification exams.

      *Program availability varies by campus and financial aid opportunities may be available for qualifying students.

      Campus 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

    • Journeyman Welder +

      Program Description

      The Journeyman Welder Program prepares students for entry-level employment in the welding field. Midwest Technical Institute’s welding training provides the student the skills and hands-on training needed to become a proficient pipe welder using SMAW and TIG processes. MTI’s welding school teaches MIG & flux core welding and provides students skills in pipe welding and manufacturing.

      Welding classes also teach field and shop safety, pipe fitting skills and basic blueprint readings. The Journeyman Welder Program offers a greater scope of welding processes and allows the student additional time to become polished in a certain specialty.

      Students will receive MTI welding certification (see MTI Journeyman Welder Certifications section below) and, upon meeting graduation requirements of the program, the student will receive a diploma.

      *Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.

      Campus 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

  • Cosmetology and Wellness
    • Massage Therapy +

      Program Description

      The Massage Therapy Program provides the student the skills and hands-on clinical training needed to perform therapeutic massage utilizing a variety of techniques.

      Students will learn how to relieve clients’ soft tissue pain and connective tissue trauma. Through massage therapy school, students will also learn massage techniques to assist in relaxation. The professional massage therapist will be well-versed in wellness, nutrition, medical ethics and trigger points of the body. They will also learn massage therapy business management.

      The program also prepares the student for the massage therapy certification exam. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will receive a diploma and can sit for the national certification exam to become a licensed massage therapist.

      Campus Locations

      East Peoria, IL

      280 High Point Ln
      East Peoria, IL 61611

      Springfield, IL

      2731 Farmers Market Road
      Springfield, IL 62707

  • Medical Administration
    • Medical Coding Specialist +

      Program Description

      The 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.

      Campus Locations

      East Peoria, IL

      280 High Point Ln
      East Peoria, IL 61611

      Springfield, IL

      2731 Farmers Market Road
      Springfield, IL 62707

  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Dental Assisting +

      Program Description

      The 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).

      Campus 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

    • Medical Assisting +

      Program Description

      The Medical Assisting Program provides entry-level theory and hands-on training in basic and routine clinical and administrative tasks. 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.

      *Program availability varies by campus and financial aid opportunities may be available for qualifying students.

      Campus 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

    • Pharmacy Technician +

      Program Description

      The Pharmacy Technician Program at Midwest Technical Institute is designed to prepare students to enter the pharmacy field in an entry-level position working in hospitals, community (retail) pharmacies, clinics or non-traditional settings.

      Pharmacy technician training includes classroom instruction and practical lab work using hands-on training to provide students the skills needed to become a qualified and competitive pharmacy technician. This program will prepare students to sit for the pharmacy technician certification exam.

      Campus 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

  • Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
    • Professional Truck Driving +

      Program Description

      20 days / 168 clock hours

      The 20-day CDL (commercial driver’s license) Training Course teaches students procedures and techniques through hands-on experience and classroom theory. Through Midwest Technical Institute’s CDL training, students will learn how to correctly and safely perform required skill standards and be trained for an entry-level position.

      The CDL classes will help prepare the student to pass the state licensing exam and obtain a CDL with the issuing state. The CDL course provides the student knowledge of the issuing state’s CDL, driver safety, air brakes, combination vehicles, log books, trip planning, public and employee relations requirements.

      Upon meeting completion requirements of the course, the student is entitled to a certificate of completion.

      Campus Locations

      Springfield, MO

      3600 South Glenstone Avenue
      Springfield, MO 65804

      Accreditation

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

      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: http://www.midwesttech.edu/Disclosures/gainful-employment.html

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/.

4 Campuses
8 Programs

Campus 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

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