Frequently Asked Questions

What is Midwest Technical Institute?

Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is a year-round trade and vocational school providing hands-on training in career fields where job growth is expected, including mechanical trades, allied health, cosmetology and professional truck driving.

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

Is Midwest Technical Institute Accredited?

MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).MTI is also licensed through state and trade organizations.

Can you Transfer Credits?

Credits earned at MTI are typically non-transferable, except in limited circumstances. If a student wishes to transfer credit to another institution, they should consult with the institution to seek to transfer credits to, prior to enrollment.

Where are MTI’s Campuses?

MTI currently has three campuses located in Illinois and one campus in Missouri.


Springfield, IL Campus

2731 Farmers Market Road
Springfield, IL 62707
Call: (217) 527-8324


East Peoria, IL Campus

280 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
Call: (309) 427-2750


Moline, IL Campus

3620 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
Call: (309) 277-7900


Springfield, MO Campus

3600 South Glenstone Outer Road
Springfield, MO  65804
Call: (417) 227-4950


What Programs does MTI Offer?

MTI offers the following training programs and courses:

*Please note, not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.

How Long are MTI’s Programs?

  • Welding: 7 months
  • Welding & Pipefitting: 10 months
  • HVAC/R Technician: 9 months
  • CDL Training Course: 20 days
  • Professional Truck Driving: 20 weeks
  • Medical Assisting: 9 months
  • Dental Assisting: 9 months
  • Medical Coding Specialist: 9 months
  • Medical Coding Specialist Hybrid: 9 months 
  • Massage Therapy: 9 months
  • Basic Nursing Assistant: 7-8 weeks
  • Phlebotomy: 5 weeks
  • Cosmetology: 13-17 months

*Please note, not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.

How Do I Sign Up for Classes?

The professional and friendly Midwest Technical Institute Admissions Representatives will guide you through the quick and easy admissions process.  To begin the admissions process, just follow the steps below.

  1. Call to make an appointment or to speak with an Admissions Representative: (888) 755-3326
  2. Take your campus tour! Visit MTI and meet one-on-one with our Admissions Team to learn more about our programs and courses. You will also have an opportunity to tour our workshops, labs and classrooms to see where you will be receiving your hands-on training.
  3. Save Your Seat! The Admissions Team will help you to reserve your seat for the next start date of your chosen program or course.
  4. Our Financial Aid Team will assist you in completing an application for financial aid (FAFSA) and answer any other questions you may have. MTI is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


Am I Eligible for Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify for every MTI program except for the Pipefitting Course, Basic Nursing Assistant Course, and Commercial Truck Driving Course.

Visit our Financial Aid page for more information and details.


What if I Don’t Have My Diploma/GED?

Contact your high school or the Regional Board of Education and ask for an unofficial copy of your transcripts.


What if I Didn’t File Taxes Last Year?

You can still receive financial aid. Please bring your driver’s license and/or state ID and your diploma and/or GED in, and our Financial Aid Team will help you fill out your FAFSA.


What if I Can’t Find my Taxes?

Visit your local IRS office and ask for a copy of your tax transcripts. You may also follow the link below to obtain a digital copy.Visit the IRS for a transcript of your Return.


How do I Qualify for Career Placement Assistance?

To qualify for career placement assistance, MTI graduates must have:

  • Maintained a minimum grade point average of C or above
  • 90% attendance
  • Have the necessary skills required for the position

If an MTI graduate meets the above requirements, they may receive a recommendation from a school official to a prospective employer in an attempt to secure employment. This is not a guarantee of employment or starting wages. MTI is here to help you get your foot in the door to prospective employers.


Is there a Refund Policy?

You can find the refund policy in our course catalogs. Select your state’s catalog for view or download.


Title IV Code of Conduct Policy

Midwest Technical Institute has adopted this policy in accordance with the HEOA, Section 493, which requires colleges participating in any of the Title IV loan programs to develop a Code of Conduct policy. This policy is supplemental to existing policies at MTI.

Ban on Revenue Sharing Agreements

MTI and its employees will not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender. “Revenue Sharing Arrangements” are defined by the HEOA of 2008 as any arrangement between a college and a lender that results in the lender paying a fee or other benefits, including a share of its profits, to the college, or its officers, employees or agents, as a result of the college recommending the lender to its students or families of those students.

Ban on Gifts

Midwest Technical Institute employees who work in the Financial Aid Department, or who otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans or financial aid will not accept gifts from any lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer. A “gift” is defined as any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having monetary value of more than a de minimis amount. HEOA allows for some exceptions related to specific types of activities or literature, which include:

  • Brochures or other training material related to default aversion or financial literacy.
  • Food, training, or information as part of training, as long as that training contributes to the professional development of those individuals attending the training.
  • Favorable terms and benefits to the student employed by the institution, as long as those same terms are provided to all students at the institution.
  • Entrance and exit counseling, as long as the institution’s staff are in control and they do not promote the services of a specific lender.
  • Philanthropic contributions from a lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer unrelated to education loans.
  • State education, grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of the State.

Gifts to family members of MTI employees shall be considered gifts to the employee if the gift was given with the knowledge of the employee and the employee has reason to believe the gift was given because of the position of the employee.

Ban on Contracting Arrangements

Financial Aid Office employees of MTI will not accept any fee, payment or financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.

Prohibition on Offers of Funds for Private Loans

MTI and its employees will not accept any offer of funds for private loans. This includes any offer of funds for loans to students at the institution, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for a specific number of loans, or inclusion on a preferred lender list.

Advisory Board Compensation

Employees of MTI will not receive anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group in exchange for serving on an advisory board. If any expenses are incurred while serving in this capacity, reasonable amounts may be reimbursed to the employee.