| Admission Requirements
mechanical or technical education is not necessary. Only those
applicants holding a high school diploma or G.E.D. may be enrolled
| Diane Marsteller
Director of Admissions
|All individuals making application to attend the college must take
an admissions test. This test enables the college to determine
whether a person has a sufficient background to begin his/her
training. If it is determined after testing that remedial skills are
required for an applicant’s entry into their selected course of
training, they may first be referred to an adult education program
for remediation. ETI alumni will not be required to take an
additional admissions test. Practical Nursing applicants will take the HESI Evolve Reach Assessment Exam.
ETI Technical College of Niles
provides equal opportunity to all applicants for schooling without
regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, or sex. This
policy has been made known in all areas of communication, internally
Once an applicant has been accepted, a placement test
will be given for entry into all programs except Practical Nursing
and RN, Combination Welding and Fitting, and Facilities Maintenance Technician. The results of
this test will determine placement in their program. If a student
does not pass the test, she/he will be required to take one or both
of the remedial classes and will be charged regular tuition for
Practical Nursing Policies and RN Procedures, see
Practical Nursing, RN)
being interviewed, an applicant meets the admissions requirements,
they may then register for the course of training for which they
have applied. Students are considered to be registered after: (a)
they have completed and/or met all the admissions requirements, (b)
made registration payment ($75.00), (c) completed Financial Aid
packet (if necessary), (d) completed enrollment agreement, (e) passed an
Admissions Test*, (f) submitted ACT scores (recommended, not
required), and (g) ** complete placement test.
*Minimum test scores required for Facilities Maintenance Technician applicants are as follows:
**Not required for Facilities Maintenance Technician.
Minimum test scores required for Medical Assistant, Legal Assistant,
and Information Management Specialist applicants are as follows:
Minimum test scores required for Combination Welding and Fitting are as follows:
By reason of its intent to provide the most up-to-date training for
its students, ETI Technical College of Niles reserves the right to
revise/amend its curriculum at any time.
If an applicant fails any section of the test, they are permitted
one (1) re-test before being rejected.
If an enrollee decides to change or postpone their enrollment, they
must reapply and repeat the complete application/registration
Enrollments are accepted daily (Monday through Friday) during
Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Class
sizes are limited. If there are no immediate openings, the
prospective student will be placed on a numerical waiting list and
when their turn comes, they will be given first opportunity to enter
their training program. The following items are also required to
complete a student's file: (1) high school transcript or G.E.D., (2)
transcripts from any previous schools/colleges, if applicable.
Preparation for job placement actually begins in the classroom when
a student starts college. Upon graduation, all students from ETI are
prepared for entry-level employment in their fields of endeavor.
Placement assistance can only be meaningfully rendered when there is
total cooperation between the student and the Placement Assistance
Office. The following outline describes those responsibilities to be
assumed by the student and their college.
The student will:
1. Provide all personal background information as normally required
in the development of a resume for placement purposes. Such
information must be true and correct.
2. Keep the Placement Assistance Office advised of any changes in
address, employment, phone number(s), or temporary absences from the
3. Report on time, dress in a professional manner for any employment
interview as established by the Placement Assistance Office and
accepted by the student.
4. Report to the Placement Assistance Office after each job
interview (by phone or in person) to review the results of the
interview and understand that an evaluation of each job interview
needs to be made before succeeding interviews will be arranged.
Further, the student who secures employment through his/her own
efforts will notify the Placement Assistance Office so his/her
permanent records can be noted to reflect the employment.
5. Understand that getting a training-related position is the
student's ultimate responsibility and that the Placement Assistance
Office can only render advice and meaningful assistance.
6. Make independent attempts to secure employment and not rely
solely on the efforts of the Placement Assistance Office.
In return, the Placement Assistance
Office will perform the following functions:
1. Keep all personal background information received strictly
confidential except where a release agreement has been signed and is
2. Keep records as accurate as possible regarding name, address, and
phone number changes.
3. Develop job leads whenever and wherever possible and establish
interviews for those who are most qualified to receive the position.
4. Supply current and graduated students with information and
assistance in areas including, but not limited to: finding leads,
resume writing, preparing for the interview, interview techniques,
and interview follow-up.
5. Finally, it is the responsibility of the Placement Assistance
Office to render (within reason) all possible assistance, but please
note that the law prohibits any college from guaranteeing a job.