MIAT College of Technology Joins Universal Technical Institute


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.84,125

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,  airframe and powerplant, HVACR, industrial maintenance, robotics and automation, wind power, non-destructive testing, motorsports, motorcycle and marine technicians, welders and CNC machinists. In its 55+ year history, they’ve had more than 275,000+ graduates.

With 15 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 nine to 18 months, so you can begin pursuing your career sooner.

UTI’s programs follow a blended-learning educational model, which combines online instructor-led learning with hands-on application in the lab.18 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 13 core training programs, which include:

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.15

These programs are currently offered across 15 campuses nationwide, and UTI is introducing MIAT programs at select UTI locations.


What will happen to the MIAT campuses?

MIAT operates out of two campuses: Canton, Michigan, and Houston, Texas.

In Houston, MIAT and UTI have locations just a quarter-mile apart, and until now we’ve been enrolling students into both schools.

This year, we’re merging the two campuses to enhance collaboration and expand support services, creating even more benefits for students and graduates. Learn more about the transition here.

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.84,125 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.77.1

Get Trained for a Career

Students are currently able to enroll in UTI and MIAT programs. To learn more about enrolling in MIAT’s programs, visit the programs page. To learn about UTI’s programs, request information.

15Manufacturer-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. Programs available at select locations. 18UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended-learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training. 84For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures and www.miat.edu/disclosures. 77.1UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI and MIAT prepare graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed. 125UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.