MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Introduces New Faculty for its Welding and Aviation Training Programs

HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2020) –  MIAT College of Technology is pleased to announce the addition of three employees at its Houston campus to assist with student instruction and growth of the college’s programs.

\"\"Terry Hummons joined the Houston campus of MIAT as a Welding Instructor. Hummons received the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified welder certificate and a NCCER welding instructor certificate from Safety Star School of Welding in Nederland, Texas. Since then, he has been employed in welding/fitter roles at Pump Works, Whirlwind Steel Buildings and Components, Piping Technology and Products, Lonestar Shipyard, Safety Star Industrial, and Auto Beauty Center in Houston and Southeast Texas. He also has been a welding instructor at Tulsa Welding School in Houston and Safety Star Industrial in Nederland. Hummons is proficient in SMAW, SAW, FCAW, GTAW and GMAW processes. 


\"\"Luis Bonilla joined the Houston campus of MIAT as a Welding Instructor. He received a  welding certification from the former SPARC Academy in Houston, Texas in 2016. Since then, he has held been employed in pipe welding/fitter, hardfacer, and fabricator positions at Sesco Cement, AVANTech Inc., Koch Heat Transfers, Weldfit Energy Group, Shielding Dynamics, NFAB Inc., Trinity Industries, and Osies Inc. in Houston and Granite Peak Fabrication in Casper, Wyoming. Bonilla is proficient in: API code downhill E 6060, welding nuclear code (NQA1), GTAW, FCAW, SMAW, GMAW, oxyfuel hardfacing, AWS d1.1, and ASME.  



\"\"Sarah Hussing joined the Houston campus of MIAT as an Aviation instructor. Hussing received her Associate degree in Applied Science – Aviation Maintenance Technology from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 2013. Since then, she has been employed as an airframe and powerplant mechanic performing inspections and maintenance for Plane Techs/Launch TWS in Duluth, Minnesota and Aero Turbine in Goodyear, Arizona. She has familiarity with maintenance requirements on aircraft such as the A319 and A320 series, V2500, CFM56, 80hr A320 series Gen. Fam., Q400, and Boeing (717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, MD80, MD11, DC9 and DC10).


“The MIAT Houston campus continues to experience growth and increased student enrollment. We rely on experienced faculty and staff to ensure our students are well equipped for their future employment opportunities,” commented John Willis, MIAT Houston campus president. “I’m honored to have Terry, Luis, Dimos, and Sarah join our team. Their mentorship and instruction to our students and programs will provide MIAT graduates with the skills and knowledge employers are seeking.”

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About MIAT College of Technology  

MIAT College of Technology was founded in Michigan in 1969 and has built a strong reputation and effective, mutually beneficial working relationships with leading employers throughout the United States. Having more than 50 years of vocational and technical education experience, MIAT serves several hundred students at its 125,000 square-foot headquarters facility in Canton near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport and its 56,400 square-foot campus in Houston near the Bush Intercontinental Airport. The Houston campus, which opened in 2010, is approved to accept international students and is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Both campuses offer admissions guidance, career services, financial services, and a Learning Resource Center, and are approved for Federal Military and Veterans Education Benefits (VA).

With the support of highly qualified and actively engaged faculty and staff, MIAT College of Technology has graduated thousands of students since its inception. MIAT equips its students with the industry-relevant skills, experience, relationships, and connections to employers that it takes to pursue rewarding technical careers. 

MIAT develops its programs and curricula in direct response to feedback and input from industry leaders who are seeking qualified employees. The school collaborates with its employer partners to tailor its programs to address the highest needs and priorities of the end users in the industries that they exist to serve. MIAT graduates gain the confidence and extensive preparation that facilitate a smooth transition into the workplace through their industry-influenced, practical training.

MIAT also offers customized industry-specific training for strategic employment partners locally and nationally, which include the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Siemens, Marathon Oil, DTE, and many others. The Canton campus offers Career Technical Education programs with numerous local high schools, and the Houston campus also offers a co-op program via the Houston Independent School District at Sterling High School near Hobby Airport. 

In addition to Aviation Maintenance Technology, MIAT offers programs full-time in Robotics and Automation, Welding, Non-Destructive Testing, Industrial Maintenance,  Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR), Energy, and Wind Power. The school\’s curriculum for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate in Applied Science degree and Airframe and Powerplant Technician certificate is approved by the FAA under CFR Part 147. 

For more information, please visit www.miat.edu or call the Canton campus at 800-447-1310 or the Houston campus at 888-547-7047. Tours at each campus are welcome and available by appointment.


MIAT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).