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Midwest Technical Institute

About Midwest Technical Institute

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Are you ready for a change? Learn new skills and begin the path toward a career that can offer lifechanging new opportunities. Now is a great time to meet virtually with our Admissions Team, who are available to chat by video or phone.

Explore MTI’s campus through our virtual tour, to see inside our labs, classrooms, and campus. 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.

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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.

HVAC/R - MAR Technician

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.

HVAC/R Technician


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 https://midwesttech.edu/home/gainful-employment/.

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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