MIAT College of Technology Joins Universal Technical Institute’s Family of Schools
For more than 50 years, MIAT College of Technology has equipped students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue technical careers. In this time, we’ve built a strong reputation, formed relationships with top employers and have prepared graduates for careers in a variety of industries.
At MIAT, we’re all about providing opportunities for students to gain the skills needed by the industry. That’s why we’re excited to announce that MIAT College of Technology is joining the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) family of schools, which are leading providers of technical training.1
Keep reading to learn more about the transition.
Joining Forces with UTI
Universal Technical Institute is a leading provider of technical training for students seeking careers as automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorsports, motorcycle and marine technicians, welders and CNC machinists. In its 55+ year history, they’ve had more than 220,000+ graduates.
With 13 campus locations across the country and 35+ brand relationships, UTI is a well-known provider of technical education. This has allowed them to build a network of thousands of local and national employers who come to the school when they’re looking to hire.
Like MIAT, UTI’s programs are career-focused. Many of them were developed in conjunction with industry leaders such as BMW, Ford, Kawasaki, and Mercury Marine. Their core programs range in length from 36 to 54 weeks, so you can begin pursuing your career sooner.1
UTI’s programs follow a blended learning educational model, which combines online instructor-led learning with hands-on application in the lab. This creates more flexibility for students and also prepares them for the type of training completed in the field. UTI’s facilities offer labs equipped with industry tools and technology, allowing students to gain hands-on experience with equipment used by technicians in the field.
MIAT is excited about joining UTI’s family of schools. Like MIAT, UTI has a strong reputation and industry relationships they’ve worked hard to build.
“On behalf of the entire UTI family, I am excited to officially welcome the MIAT staff, students, faculty and alumni to the team,” says UTI CEO Jerome Grant.
About UTI’s Programs
UTI offers seven core training programs, which include:2
- Automotive Technology
- Diesel Technology
- Welding Technology
- Collision Repair & Refinish Technology (CRRT)
- Motorcycle Technician Training
- Marine Technician Specialist Training
- CNC Machining Technology
UTI also offers a variety of Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training programs, which are designed to be completed after core Automotive and Diesel programs. Many of these training programs were created with leading manufacturers, allowing you to learn the specifics of a brand’s technology. Tuition for some of these programs is even paid by the manufacturer.3
These programs are currently offered across 13 campuses nationwide,2 and UTI is exploring introducing MIAT programs at select UTI locations.
How will this affect my training if I’m already a student at MIAT?
This transition will not affect the training or graduation dates for students who are currently enrolled at MIAT. All training will proceed as planned.
What will happen to the MIAT campuses?
There is no plan to close any campuses, and both campuses will remain fully operational.
Where can I learn more about UTI programs?
Information about all training programs can be found on the UTI website. Visit their Programs page and select the training option that interests you to learn about program length, course topics, graduation documents earned and more.
Can I tour a UTI campus?
UTI’s campuses are scheduling tours daily. This provides an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at training in the lab, meet the staff, and get your questions answered. Visit UTI’s Campus Tours page to learn more.
What types of careers can UTI’s programs prepare students for?
Like MIAT, graduates of UTI’s programs work in a variety of different fields. UTI’s programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level roles in the industry.1 However, as they gain skills and experience, they have the potential to advance to other positions. Graduates have gone on to become service managers, service writers, welding inspectors and even shop owners.4
Get Trained for a Career
1UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. 2Programs available at select locations. UTI Austin campus coming in 2022. 3Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation. 4UTI graduates\’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.