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

Our Programs and Upcoming Events

  •  Introduction to Basic Welding…{dates to be announced 2020}                                                                                 8 week class on Saturdays.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Basic Welding Summer Term…{June 1 – August 26, 2020, Monday – Thursday, 8am-12:30pm}              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.                                                                                                                                                             
  • Introduction to Basic Plumbing{dates to be announced}                                                                                            8 week class on Saturdays.                                                                                                                                                             We are excited to offer introduction to Basic Plumbing.  If you are a home owner or landlord, you can learn the basic skills and knowledge required for the basic plumbing repairs with hands on learning and safety information.  Tuition and fees will be $725.                                                                          Basic plumbing topics:
  1. Tools and how to use them
  2. Toilet install and repair
  3. Drain and trap installation, maintenance and repair
  4. shower valve and faucet installation, maintenance and repair
  5. water heater installation and repair
  6. Plastic, steel, copper piping systems                                                                                                                                         For additional information or to register, email info@tarkiotech.com or call 660-623-9071                            
  • 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.



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 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