MIAT College of Technology wants to educate and provide job opportunities to those who are logistically or mechanically talented. The Michigan and Texas campuses use experienced instructors and real life labs. The programs offered at MIAT are Aviation, Energy, Renewable Energy (Wind Power), Global Logistics and Dispatch, and HVACR Technician.
The school is accredited by ACCSC Accrediting Association of Career Schools and Colleges. It was awarded the GI Jobs Magazine Military Friendly School in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. It is also approved by a number of prestigious institutions such as the U.S. Department of Education and federal military and veterans educational benefits. The Airframe & Power Plant Technician and Global Logistics & Dispatch Programs are FAA-Federal Aviation Administration Certificated. Additionally, the Airframe & Power Plant Technician Program is accredited by NCATT-National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies.
MIAT in Texas
533 North Park Central Drive
Houston, Texas 77073
MIAT in Michigan
2955 S. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48188
School Website: http://www.miat.edu/
MIAT College of technology wants to make sure that its graduates are ready to be placed in the job of their choice. Most of the students go into the Aviation, Energy, Renewable Energy, HVACR, or Logistics and Dispatch careers. Because the school is highly specialized, the school can place people in desirable jobs through their numerous connections in the industry. Career placement is not guaranteed.
Additionally, MIAT will help the soon-to-be-graduates with resume writing, cover letter writing, interview skills, job fair procedures, and other important tools the students will need as they seek out the perfect job. The school participates in an employment expo and several job fairs a year. Additionally, the school has created a handbook for students to use as they progress through the hiring process. The career center and all of its services are available to students for their lifetime.
Admissions Process and Financial Aid
Classes will begin every eight to ten weeks. In order to be considered for admission, you must have a high school diploma or an equivalent of one. The online and print versions of the school code will tell you just how high the MIAT standards are. The school requires its students to adhere to a strict dress code. When Students are admitted and begin the program, they are given five MIAT shirts to wear.
This program is offered at the Michigan and Texas campuses. It is suggested that after you have been awarded with your Airframe and Power Plant Technician Certification that you then study for your Associate’s Degree. The added curriculum in the Aviation program will enhance your Airframe and Power Plant Technician training, so that you will be eligible for better paying and more specialized jobs. This program will educate the student in the study of 40 important skills Aviation. Some of these skills are:
- High performance piston and turbine engine skills
- Hydraulics and pneumatics skills
- Avionics and advanced electrical system skills
- Gear systems and operation skills
- Sheet metal fabrication skills
- Composite structure fabrication skills
This program at MIAT is endorsed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development. You can study MIAT’s nine month Energy & Industrial Technician program or you can then go a few more months at MIAT and then get an Associate Degree in Energy Technology. The Energy Technology AAS Program is taught by experienced, licensed, and field certified instructors. It is a combination of classroom, hands-on lab and shop assignments, as well as, exterior and off site work and assignments.
By attending the nine extra months, and getting the Associate degree you will make yourself more attractive to future employers. You will also be eligible for more specialized jobs in the field. The Associate degree can be completed in as short as sixteen months.
In this seven-month program, you will study to be a Wind Power Technician. This exciting field is rapidly growing. Wind Power Technicians have to carefully and thoroughly inspect and service a turbine’s blades on a regular basis for safety and efficiency. Having the field technician enter the turbine through the base of the tower and then climb a ladder or ride an elevator up through the tower shaft completes this inspection. Because the technician may be high in the air, this can be a challenging profession.
Experienced and certified instructors who have many hours in the field teach this renewable program. And as companies look to renewable energy choices, this program has attracted more attention. Students will study such subjects as:
- Energy Technician Program
- Power Plant Operator
- Wind Energy Growth
- Energy Technology Programs
- Wind Turbines
Completion of this program will mean the students are qualified to work with heating and cooling components and equipment. Some of the licenses and certifications that can be obtained upon completion are:
- The EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling Certification including Core, Type I, Type II, Type III, of the Federal Clean Air Act Section – 608 (EPA examinations administered by ESCO on campus)
- EEO Respect and Anti-Harassment
- National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) HVAC Training Levels I, II, III and IVs field
There are professional style classrooms and hands-on training facilities for these students. Some of the items covered in HVACR are:
- Schematics Use and Interpretation
- Tool Introduction and Application
- Piping and Fitting Basics
- Sheet Metal and Fiberglass Ductwork
- Air Handling and Hydronics
- AC and DC Circuits and Components
- Heating Fundamentals
- Vent System Selection and Installation
- Air Conditioning
- Mechanical and Electronic Controls Troubleshooting
- Load Calculations
- Inspection and Documentation
- Customer Relations
Heating basics, ventilation techniques and procedures, air conditioning fundamentals, and refrigeration are learned by technicians. In the field the HVACR employee will install, repair, maintain, and upgrade systems for heating and air-cooling. Old equipment must be updated, as well, and the equipment must be inspected for efficiency and safety purposes.
This MIAT program has three distinct phases:
1. Aircraft Dispatch
2. Transportation Dispatch
3. Operations Management and Aircraft Dispatch
This program is taught by experienced instructors and is a combination of lecture, hands-on lab instruction, and outside assignments. Phase One will give all of the basic training, history, and foundation of the Logistics and Dispatch field. Upon successful completion of Phase One, graduates will have a variety of entry-level career options in dispatch and supply chain management fields. The student may then decide to go on to Phase Two.
The second phase of training, Operations Management, includes studying to enter a wide field of dispatch careers including trucking and other carriers and the also jobs in the railroad industry. Entry-level careers can include, but are not limited to, Dispatcher, Communications Operator/Officer, Public Safety Dispatcher, Police, 9-1-1 or EMS Dispatcher, Train Dispatcher, Bus Dispatcher and Communications Specialist.
The third phase of the program is the most complex, the Aircraft Dispatch. This phase will let students transfer credits to the Aircraft Dispatch Certificate Program. Entry-level jobs might include Aircraft Dispatcher, Assistant Aircraft Dispatcher Crew Scheduler, Flight Follower and Customer Service Representative.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, http://www.miat.edu/disclosures/.