HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology recently introduced two Robotics and Automation Programs. The Robotics and Automation Technician Diploma Program can be completed in 12 months, and the Robotics and Automation Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree Program can be completed in 18 months. These programs are offered Monday through Thursday, and students can choose the morning session from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. or the evening session from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Zaid AlSayes joined MIAT in Houston earlier this year to serve as the Robotics and Automation Program coordinator. In this role, AlSayes contributed to the development of the curriculum for the Robotics and Automation programs that incorporate both classroom and lab instruction. As lead Robotics and Automation instructor, AlSayes teaches automation and programming classes, assists other MIAT instructors in delivery of the course curriculum, and mentors students. He also has been responsible for ordering and maintaining the equipment used in the program such as robotic arms, conveyer belts, elevators, excavation machines, controlled sorting systems, pneumatic and hydraulic controlled systems, 3D printers, and drones.
“MIAT is committed to moving our students toward graduating and starting their career in two years or less. Our Robotics and Automation students have access to interactive learning opportunities led by Zaid and other instructors with decades of experience working in automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, industrial, and other fields. Our smaller classes provide students greater access to their instructors who challenge them to cover and absorb a large volume of information quickly and effectively, ” explained John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president. (more…)