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MTI & Delta Tech's History 1995 to Now

Since Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) opened, we have strived to stay current with the demands of professionals in the field. MTI emphasizes keeping its facilities up to date very seriously. We are regularly updating equipment, classrooms, and labs to keep up with the ever changing technology in the workplace. Our campuses house classrooms, workshops, training labs, and computer labs that are regularly updated with equipment and software to keep us state of the art in the education of our students.

MTI has campuses in Springfield, IL - Springfield, MO - East Peoria, IL - Brownsburg, IN - Moline, IL (Quad Cities)

Midwest Technical Institute Campuses


Springfield, IL History

In 1995 while working as a welders, MTI founders Brian Huff and Mike Casper noticed something in the workers around them, a need for better welding training. There were opportunities for training, but none that were located locally. In an effort to solve that problem, Mr. Huff and Mr. Casper decided to begin training welders themselves.

MTI was founded in 1995 in Lincoln, Illinois. Initially the school was operating out of a smaller facility. Based on the high interest, early in it’s infancy, it was clear that MTI would need to expand. In 1996, an additional building added to accommodate...



East Peoria, IL History

March of 2009 marked another milestone for Midwest Technical Institute as we opened the doors to one of our first campuses outside of the original campus in Springfield, Illinois. Headed originally by campus president, Beth Anderson, MTI East Peoria offered eight vocational programs at its inception: Welding, HVAC/R-MAR(Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Major Appliance Repair), Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Coding Specialist, Basic Nursing Assistant and Massage Therapy.

The campus boasts a 50,000 square foot facility suited to the...



Quad Cities-Moline, IL

In an effort to expand its presence in Illinois, Midwest Technical Institute saw itself once again branching out and opening the doors to a new facility in the Quad Cities. Our Moline campus opened its doors in May of 2011, welcoming 24 students in to the Journeyman Welding I and II program.

Later in that month, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Major Appliance Repair (HVAC/R-MAR), Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting and Massage Therapy programs were added. A Pharmacy Technician program was added to the Moline campus in January of 2012 and Cosmetology followed i...



Springfield, MO History

In Summer 2012 Midwest Technical Institute added its first campus in Missouri. On October 1st Midwest Technical Institute Springfield, Missouri opened its doors for the first time. The facility is approximately 39,000 square feet, with nearly 6,000 square feet devoted to our mechanical trades programs and the same to our Allied Health and Cosmetology programs.

The first program offered at Midwest Technical Institute Springfield, Missouri was Welding in January of 2013, but shortly after Welding came Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Major Appliance Repai...



Brownsburg, IN History


In keeping with the tradition of how Midwest Technical Institute began in 1995 in Lincoln, Illinois, our founder Brian Huff noticed a need for hands on workforce training in Indiana. This need would ultimately lead to the decision to open an MTI location in Brownsburg, Indiana.

In October of 2012, ground was broken on Midwest Technical Institute's youngest campus in Brownsburg, Indiana. Brownsbu...


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