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* Not all campuses offer evening classes, contact MTI for more information on class schedules.

MTI Welding School

Welding student

The School of Welding at MTI offers hands-on welding training programs to teach you skills in both welding and pipefitting, so that you’re prepared to work in a more diverse range of job environments and roles.

MTI’s School of Welding will teach you the following welding processes:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding (GTAW/TIG)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
Welding student

How Can MTI Change Your Life?

“I chose MTI over any other trade school because I actually did my research on different schools…they just don’t want you to go there, they want you to succeed.”

MTI Welding Graduate Drew


Journeyman Welder Graduate

“Great paced classes. [I] learned a lot from my instructors during my 7-month [program] for welding. It feel[s] adequate enough to tackle the work force as a Journeyman Welder. I would encourage any serious people to attend and keep it up.”


Journeyman Welder Graduate

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Welding & Pipefitting Program at MTI

The Welding & Pipefitting Program at Midwest Technical Institute gives you welder training skills that are essential to both welding and pipefitting work, including:

  • Basic Fitting Principles
  • Basic Pipe Fitting 
  • Advanced Pipe Fitting

In addition to learning welding and pipefitting, you will earn MTI welding certifications that help employers validate your skills and potentially increase your employability.

What Makes MTI Different?

Hands-On Focused

Get hands-on training in a real weld shop environment

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Accelerated Training

Complete your training in less than a year

Experienced Instructors

All MTI instructors have real welding industry experience

Flexible Class Schedules

Choose class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Earn the welding qualifications & certifications you need

Career Placement Services

All qualified graduates receive career placement assistance

Resources to Help You Grow & Succeed

Financial Aid & Scholarships*

FREE Tutoring & Employment Prep

Career Placement Services*

Community Events To Help Give Back

Childcare & Housing Location Assistance

Campus Events To Make New Connections

*Financial aid, scholarships, and career placement services available to those who qualify.

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Springfield, IL

2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, IL 62707
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Learn to Weld at MTI’s Welding School

How Do MTI Students Pay for School?


Received Financial Aid


Received Grants From the Federal Government

Source: IPEDS Data for Midwest Technical Institute - Illinois

Start Your New Career at MTI’s Welding Trade School

A JOB is just a place you go to work—a CAREER is a path that moves you forward. 

It’s time to TRADE UP! Trade your job for a career in the welding and pipefitting industry with hands-on career training at MTI. 

Change your life in less than a year with hands-on welding & pipefitting training at MTI. 

*MTI cannot and does not guarantee a student will obtain employment.

*Not all programs & courses are available at all campus locations


Satellite Locations

Illinois CDL Range

4600 Rodger St. Springfield, IL 62703

Missouri CDL Range

1551 S. Empire Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802
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