About

Student-focused education established on the principles of service to others and founded upon faith, honor and the human spirit.

 

Tarkio College d/b/a Tarkio Tech is following the Atchison County Missouri Health Departments Guidelines regarding COVID-19.  We will continue to follow their guidelines.  We hope everyone will follow their regional guidelines as well.  

 

Our Programs and Upcoming Events

BASIC WELDING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – SUMMER TERM

Dates: TBA  (Registration Deadline ) 

Meets: TBA 

Location: Tarkio Tech Welding Lab 

 Fees: Tuition $3860, One-time application fee $20, Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost $400  

Instructor: Scott Adams, Tarkio Tech Welding Instructor 

Sign up for the 12-week certificate program and be ready to start your welding career when your high school classmates are still trying to figure out what to do with their life. 

Learn the primary skills and knowledge required for basic welding. You will experience a hands-on learning opportunity in basic welding where safety, general welding knowledge and quality are stressed. During this short-term training program you will learn essential skills to use welding in your business or personal interests.  

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC WELDING 

Dates: TBA (8 successive weeks) 

Meets: TBA 

Location: Tarkio Tech Welding Lab 

Registration Fees: $725 

Instructor: Scott Adams, Tarkio Tech Welding Instructor

Learn the primary skills and knowledge required for basic welding. You will experience a hands-on learning opportunity in basic welding where safety, general welding knowledge and quality are stressed. During this short-term training program you will learn essential skills to use welding in your business or personal interests. 

TIG WELDING 

Dates: TBA (8 successive weeks) 

Meets: TBA 

Location: Tarkio Tech Welding Lab 

Registration Fees: $725 

Instructor: Scott Adams, Tarkio Tech Welding Instructor 

Pre-requisite: Must have completed the Basic Welding class or demonstrate Basic Welding skills. 

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC HOME PLUMBING 

Dates: TBA (8 successive weeks) 

Meets:  TBA 

Location:  Thompson Learning Center Plumbing Lab 

Registration Fees:  $725 

Instructor:  Scott Adams, Tarkio Tech Plumbing Technology Instructor 

If you are a homeowner or landlord, you can learn the necessary skills and knowledge required for basic plumbing installation and repairs with hands on learning and safety information.  Topics include tools and how to use them; toilet install and repair; drain and trap installation, maintenance and repair; shower valve and faucet installation, maintenance and repair; water heater installation and repair; and copper, steel and plastic piping systems.                                                                                                   

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COURSE ( 2 day class) 

Dates: TBA 

Meets: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Location: Thompson Learning Center 

Registration Fees: Free (You may be asked to bring supplies the second week for the 72-hour kit.) 

Instructor: Dr. John Fisher is a graduate and trainer for the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. 

During the first evening, you will make a family emergency preparedness and communication plan and begin a household inventory. Learn how to protect and store your important documents and prized possessions. On the second night, you will prepare a disaster supplies kit (72-hour kit) and plan for emergency storage of food and other supplies (like toilet paper and water). The course is limited to the first 10 people who apply.  

ESTATE PLANNING — OVERVIEW ( Chose a date) 

Dates:  August 11 Meets: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Location: Thompson Learning Center 

Registration Fees: Free 

Instructor: Beverly K. Jones, JD — Attorney at Law 

What is a “last will & testament” and how is it different from a “living will?” Do I need a trust? What happens to my “stuff” when I die? What happens to my “stuff” when I am alive, but can’t make decisions for myself? A basic understanding of what estate planning is and how it can benefit you and your family.

 SAVING FOR COLLEGE 

Dates: August 13 

Meets: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Location: Thompson Learning Center 

Registration Fees: Free 

Instructor: Johnnie Davis, President of Tarkio Technology Institute 

This one-night class will look at the topic of financial aid for post-secondary programs, the various options that families have available for building a fund to help cover these costs, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Participants will have a better understanding of how eligibility for grants, scholarships and loans is determined and what to expect when their students are ready to take the next step in formal education. Parents and grandparents of elementary age students and younger will find this program most helpful.    

DARTDRONES          

 

{Dates will be set when we have a minimum of 10 students registered.  Class will be held on a Saturday and Sunday starting at 9AM}  Tarkio Technology Institute in Tarkio, Missouri is  partnering with DARTdrones to provide Professional Drone Pilot Training.  The two-day, in-person training covers all exam topics for the FAA Remote Pilot Exam as well as hands-on drone pilot training at the campus in Tarkio.  DARTdrones provides the nation’s highest quality drone training with a simple yet comprehensive model for enterprise clients, government agencies, public safety departments, and individuals. Their comprehensive training programs are customizable and feature in-person hands-on training on flight training, instruction on attaining a commercial remote pilot license, scenario-based online training, and mission specific advanced training on search and rescue, thermal imaging, aerial mapping, inspections, aerial videography, and more.  The total cost of this two-day training is $1200 per student.   For more information please contact us.  Admission applications are available at our website www.tarkiotech.com or you may email us at info@tarkiotech.com or call Tarkio Tech at 660-623-9071.  Class space is limited and must be in  multiples of 10 students.

  

Located at the Thompson Learning Center on the Tarkio College Campus in Tarkio, Missouri, the objective of TTI is to provide professionals with the technical skillset to be competitive in the fields of Plumbing, Wind Energy, and Welding. More trade programs are in development.

 

Plumbing

The Plumbing Technology Diploma consists of 41 Credits of classroom and hands-on instruction. For students who prefer shorter programs, TTI offers two Certificates in Plumbing Technology: Basic and Advanced.

Wind Energy

The Wind Energy Technology Diploma consists of 40 Credits of classroom and hands-on instruction. For students who prefer shorter programs, TTI offers two Certificates in Wind Energy Technology: Basic and Advanced.

Welding

Welding technology program is designed to give you a sound foundation in the principles, practices, and usages of both gas and electric welding. This diploma program offers you the education necessary to become a skilled welder.

Our History

Tarkio College was founded in 1883 largely through the efforts and support of a local farmer and entrepreneur, David Rankin.  It became a well-respected, four-year private liberal arts college which continued to operate and bless its students, faculty, staff, and community at large until 1992.  The campus sat idle for periods of time, while loyal alumni sought to recapture an educational mission for the school.  These efforts have brought forth fruit in 2019.  Tarkio College d/b/a Tarkio Technology Institute (Tarkio Tech) has achieved certification from the Missouri Department of Higher Education to provide needed technical training and skills for today’s workforce.

Our Values

  • Academic excellence – we achieve academic excellence as measured by student learning outcomes.
  • Community – we develop a sense of community as demonstrated by service to one another and to others in the community.
  • Honesty and integrity – through honesty and integrity, we develop a trusting learning community.
  • Truth – we seek and communicate the truth.
  • Caring – by caring for everyone we can change our world.
  • Love – Love and treat others as we wish to be treated.

Tarkio Tech Objectives

 

Service.  Students will learn to serve the public through work experiences that will provide them the opportunity to engage in practical learning opportunities within the community. 

Knowledge Acquisition.  Knowledge Acquisition is obtained through technical training.

Intellectual and Practical Skills Foundation.  Students will acquire a foundation of intellectual and practical skills including communication, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical, analytical, creative thinking, problem solving and decision making, and technical and information literacies.

Integrative and Applied Learning.  Students will engage in discipline-appropriate experiences with the broader community through integrated and applied learning.

Professional Competency.  Students will demonstrate professional competence by meeting the established standards of the discipline, working as a valued member of a team, effectively formulating and solving problems, and actively seeking  lifelong learning skills.

Personal and Social Responsibility.  Students will become personally and socially responsible by acquiring, developing, and demonstrating skills in ethical reasoning and understanding.

Cultural and Environmental Awareness.  Students will demonstrate awareness of local, national and global communities by cultivating an understanding of the interdependence among those communities. Students will demonstrate awareness of issues related to creating and maintaining a sustainable economy; identifying processes required to foster efficient and responsive government; and explaining processes essential for protecting and sustaining local, natural and human environments.

Our Team

John Davis

John Davis

Interim President

Laura Gibbons

Laura Gibbons

Admin Assistant

Sheridan Mires

Sheridan Mires

Director of Admissions

Debbie Hoffman

Debbie Hoffman

VP of Finance

David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Facility Manager