Coronavirus FAQ: Information for Current and Prospective Midwest Technical Institute Students

We know this is a challenging and uncertain time for many, so the team at MTI is here to provide resources and information to both current and future students as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help address any questions or concerns you may have. If you still need assistance, please call your campus and press option 3 to speak to someone directly. To find your campus phone number, visit our campus listing page.

I’m a current student, when do I go back to class?

Classes resumed the week of March 30th – April 3rd through an interactive online learning environment. Current students were contacted by their instructor via phone or email with directions on next steps.If you are a current student and did not receive any communication from your instructor by the online start date for your program, please contact your instructor using the information listed on the Faculty Directory.

How will online learning work for hands-on training?

While we know that we cannot replace all the hands-on training you receive at the campus, we are working in conjunction with the publishers of several programs’ textbooks to offer an interactive online environment for each program.Through online learning, MTI students will complete much of the classroom theory portion of their program. Then, when students can safely return to campus, their hands-on training in our labs will begin!MTI’s goal is to re-open campus for students to physically return to class as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. MTI assures you that when that time comes, we will be available for you and focused on getting you ready for the workforce.

When will campus be open again?

MTI takes the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff very seriously, and will continue to follow the guidelines offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as those set forth by our campus communities, including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (MDHSS), our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the county health department guidelines for each campus location.

Any updates on campus openings will be communicated to current students by their instructor.

MTI’s goal is to re-open campus for students to physically return to class as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. As guidelines change and social distancing potentially extends, MTI will continue to consider the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff in any decisions regarding re-opening campus.

What if I do not have access to a computer or internet at home to use the online learning platform?

Your instructor will be reaching out to you individually to prepare you for the online learning platform. The online learning platform is accessible via smart phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. Several internet providers, including Spectrum and Comcast, are offering free internet access during this time, which may be an option for you. For more information, visit the Spectrum or Comcast website.We do understand that there will be varying situations regarding your access to the online platform, and our team will be here to assist you on an individual basis. If you have any concerns about your access to the online learning platform, please let your instructor know. To find your instructor’s contact information, see the Faculty Directory.

I’m a current student, does this mean I will not graduate my program on time?

MTI staff is working to ensure that current MTI students who are close to graduation are work force ready as soon as possible. The class cancellation from March 16th-March 27th was considered Spring Break and replaced the regularly scheduled Summer Break that is typically observed in late June. Due to this, some current students’ graduation dates will not be impacted.However, graduation dates for some students may change, and any changes in graduation dates will be communicated to students by their instructor, Director of Education, or Campus President.

I have an appointment to meet an Admissions Rep on campus, do I need to reschedule?

No, you do not need to reschedule your appointment. During this time, MTI is offering virtual (phone and/or video) appointments. If you currently have an appointment scheduled with an MTI Admissions or Financial Aid Representative, MTI will be in contact with next steps.

Can I still enroll at MTI, even when campus is closed?

Yes, MTI is still enrolling! During this time, MTI is offering virtual (phone and/or video) appointments. If you would like to make a virtual appointment, please call 800-814-5124 or request more information here.