This room allows the more than 100 students who attend classes in this building each day to have a place to relax, eat a snack, or catch up with friends. MTI’s Chef's Café and student commons are located only a few hundred yards to the west in the Campus Center.
Any student learning proper pole climbing technique will be tested at different heights in this indoor climbing facility. Taking it outside is only a few steps away where the large outdoor training facility is located.
South Dakota’s only indoor climbing facility is located in this large room. Poles can be set and moved during the year utilizing the dirt floor. Trenching techniques for underground installation can also be demonstrated during even the coldest of months.
Power generation and transmission can be taught in a room like this featuring different types of training equipment to simulate generating systems, transmission, subtransmission, distribution, and service.
Located adjacent to MTI’s outdoor training field, this garage houses the Energy division’s large digger derrick trucks, trenchers, borers, and other outdoor equipment. Safe equipment operation and maintenance is a part of every Energy class at MTI.
The primary location for MTI's Wind program, this classroom is “home base” for students in this unique program. A variety of trainers and simulators is used to familiarize students with the technology they will need to know before visiting MTI’s 1.6 megawatt operational wind turbine.
Hydraulics is an integral part of the wind industry, as well as other programs at MTI. The hydraulics trainers located in this lab will give students hands-on experience with valves, pressure controls, and other industry-relevant skills.
Fundamentals of AC/DC are a core component of any energy system. This lab houses trainers and equipment to introduce students to alternating and direct current and the way electricity behaves in any given environment.