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Q: Is ETI an Accredited school?
A: ETI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC). We are approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program. And we are licensed and approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

Q: Where is ETI located?
A: Our campus is located at 500 Joliet Rd, Suite 100, Willowbrook, IL 60527. If you need directions or assistance getting to our location, please call us at (630) 448-8031. We will be happy to help. A complementary shuttle is also available to transport you to and from class.

Q: What programs are offered at ETI?
A: We offer entry level training in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R), and Skilled Welding.

Q: How long do programs take to complete?
A: We offer day and evening classes for both programs. The day classes last approximately 7 months, and the class schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for Skilled Welding, and 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for HVAC/R. The evening classes last approximately 12 months, and the class schedule is 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm Monday through Thursday for HVAC/R and Skilled Welding.

Q: How do I get started?
A: Contact the campus to schedule a tour with an admissions representative, and if you feel ETI is a fit for you, you will start the admissions and financial aid process. Your admissions representative will assist you with further information. You can call our admissions office at (630) 448-8031 or click here to get started today!

Q: Is financial aid available?
A: Yes, Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. ETI also participates in the Imagine America Foundation Scholarship Fund, and is eligible for most VA and GI Bill benefit programs. As a first step, you should fill out a FAFSA to find out how much financial aid you qualify for. If you need any assistance you can contact one of our financial aid staff members to help you navigate through this process, and to learn more about other grant and loan programs.

Q: Will ETI help me find a job once I’m trained?
A: The students who maintain the appropriate passing grades, meet or exceed the required attendance criteria, and are deemed in good standing with the campus can partner with the Career Services Department who will assist you during your career search process. In addition to career search, they will assist you with resume preparation, dressing for success, and interview/salary negotiation techniques. Although we do not guarantee employment or starting wages, we will assist you in getting your foot in the door with prospective employers. Click here to learn more about Career Services and Job Placement assistance.

Q: What do I need to get started?
A: Prospective students should contact ETI to set up a tour, learn about the lab and curriculum, and to ask questions you may have at that time. If you feel ETI is the right place to start your new career training, give us a call and or visit the ETI campus today.  To apply for financial aid you will simply need proof of your High School diploma or GED.

Q: Can you take a single class, or classes that may lead to a certification exam?
A: Certificate/Professional Development includes any non-credit or non-refundable credit course, seminar, workshop, training session, which is given by any ETI staff or faculty member through our ETI Certification Center in preparation for HVAC/R or Welding Certification exams. The courses offered as Certificate/Professional Development are not in the scope of our accreditation with our accrediting body. Students completing these courses will not receive any credit which can be used toward other certificate or degree programs offered by ETI. The courses do not guarantee you will pass certification exams, but the course content does prepare you to take the certification exam. Additionally, the courses, while they may be a dissected piece of the curriculum, are not reviewed by the ACCSC, as the full courses are.

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