2019-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

History

In 2018, Mitchell Technical Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing skills for success in technical careers.

MTI opened in 1968 in a system of post-high school vocational technical education in South Dakota that included four area institutes and the South Dakota Office of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education. More than 18,000 individuals have graduated from MTI since it opened. The central mission of the Institute is to provide job preparatory programs on a full- or part-time basis to all who can benefit.

Highly visible from Interstate 90, the campus, consisting of four buildings, is situated on 80 acres.

The Institute is governed by the Board of Education of the Mitchell School District 17-2 and operates under rules and regulations set forth by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. The Institute enjoys a close relationship with Mitchell and the James River Valley community. MTI has established advisory committees of community and regional representatives who provide program input and support.

MTI is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and received a recommendation for a 10-year renewal of accreditation in 2011.  In addition, MTI has been recognized as a Top 10 Community College as identified by the Aspen Institute.

MTI takes pride in the quality of its technical programs, in the high rate of graduate employment and in the rapid adaptability to business and industry needs by developing new programs and adding new dimensions to existing programs.

MTI offers a variety of 100% online programs delivered through an interactive online learning environment.

MTI offers general education courses applicable in the technical world. Community and advisory committee input enables MTI to adapt to changing technologies, employer expectations, student interests and employment opportunities.

MTI also strives to meet the needs of the community through Advanced Technical Education and corporate education programs. Programs range from day-long business training to 24 month-long programs.