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Midwest Technical Institute

About 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.


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.

Journeyman Welder

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.


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.


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

Campus Locations

East Peoria, IL

280 High Point Ln

East Peoria,


Moline, IL

3620 Avenue of the Cities



Springfield, IL

2731 Farmers Market Road



Springfield, MO

3600 South Glenstone Avenue




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