FACTS ABOUT MORRISON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Morrison Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, not-for-profit institution of higher learning. The college was founded in 1973 by acquiring the assets of the Institute of Drafting and Technology located in Morrison, Illinois.
The college was first authorized by the State of Illinois to grant an Associate in Technology degree in 1973. The first accreditation held by the college was granted by the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (ECPD) in 1976. In 1980 ECPD changed its name to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET currently accredits our program. The Design and Drafting CAD concentration is also accredited at the design/drafter level by the American Drafting and Design Association (ADDA), its highest level.
All classes are day classes offered at the campus in Morrison, Illinois. Courses are offered on a semester basis, with semesters starting in January and August.
The name of the college is derived from the agri-business community of Morrison, the county seat of Whiteside County, located in scenic northwestern Illinois. Morrison, with a population of 4800, is located approximately 130 miles west of Chicago and 15 miles east of Clinton, Iowa and the Mississippi River.
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MISSION AND PURPOSE
The mission of the Morrison Institute of Technology is to provide for those technology oriented students in the Midwest and surrounding areas desiring to achieve an education in the fields of engineering technology and allied programs. The college will be predominately an undergraduate institution, which will provide educational experiences that will (a) prepare the student to function successfully in his/her personal life and chosen career, with special emphasis on communication and other skills basic to general education, (b) provide an academic foundation on which the student may continue a lifelong learning process on a formal or informal basis, and (c) prepare the student to assume a productive and contributing role as a citizen, locally, nationally, and worldwide.
ACCREDITATION AND APPROVALS
The college is authorized to operate and grant degrees in the state of Illinois under the applicable state statutes administered by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Baltimore, MA. Additionally, the Design Drafting CAD program at Morrison Institute of Technology is certified by the American Drafting Design Association at the design/drafter level. The college is also accredited by the Council on Occupational Education COE. The State of Illinois, Department of Veterans Affairs, and State Approving Agency, has approved Morrison Institute of Technology for veteran’s training under Chapter 36 of Title #38, U.S. Code. The Division of Rehabilitation services (DORS) and the Workforce Investment Act, WIA, (formerly JTPA) both refer clients to the college for training. The college is listed in the Educational Directory, U.S. Department of Education, as a legally authorized institution of higher learning, allowing qualified students to participate in a number of federally funded student financial aid and grant programs. There are also scholarship and special loan programs available to qualified students. The college is also a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), thus extending educational opportunities to service personnel while on active duty. The college is also a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Morrison Institute of Technology is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), which means that the college recognizes appropriate credits earned by servicemen in military schools or college extension programs while serving their country. Also, Morrison participates in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp) sponsored by the Army Recruiting Command. In this program, a person can enroll at Morrison at the same time that he or she enlists in the military or while he or she is currently serving. In this way, the student is guaranteed a place when his or her hitch is completed with tuition and fees being paid for from Montgomery G.I. Bill education benefits.
The college maintains small class sizes to provide students with more individualized instruction. Maximum multi-media lectures will not exceed sixty students. Remaining lecture courses have a maximum of forty students. Typically, many lectures are well under the maximum levels.
The college maintains policies, rules and regulations that all students are expected and required to adhere to. The college has a very low tolerance when it comes to infractions of these policies, rules and regulations in order to continue to provide the safe environment that former students enjoyed. Those students or those people from outside the college, which violate such, will be dealt with in a fair and just manner.
The college publishes on an annual basis a Campus Security Report.