MIAT College of Technology to Host Open House and FAA Inspection Authorization Renewal Workshop at Houston Campus on Friday, March 1


HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 26, 2019) – The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology will host an open house for prospective students as well as an Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Workshop for Federal Aviation Administration-certified maintenance technicians on Friday, March 1. The Houston campus is located approximately 11 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport at 533 Northpark Central Drive in Houston.

About the Open House

The open house, which begins with tours at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m., provides prospective students, family members, high school guidance counselors, U.S. military representatives and veterans, employers, and other guests an opportunity to visit MIAT’s “shop floor” and classrooms. Participants also will have the opportunity to speak directly with MIAT faculty, staff, and students.

With morning and evening class schedules to accommodate more students, MIAT offers skills-based certificate programs that can be completed in a few months as well as associate degree programs that can be attained in as few as 24 months. MIAT’s programs include classroom and “hands on” courses focused on aviation maintenance, energy (including wind energy), welding, and heating ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR).

Admission to the open house is complimentary. Pre-registration is recommended; however, walk-ins are welcome.  For details on MIAT’s program offerings, please visit https://miat.edu/programs. Please visit https://miat.edu/miat-college-technology-houston-open-house/ to make a reservation.

About the IA Renewal Workshop

More than 30 aviation maintenance professionals have registered to attend the Inspection Authorization Renewal Workshop at MIAT as of now. The workshop will begin at 7 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. The cost to participate ranges from $30 for registration by Feb. 27 to $50 thereafter. The fee includes lunch. The two-year IA certification expires every odd-numbered year (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.) on March 31.

The IA Renewal Workshop is comprised of eight, one-hour courses.  Each hour of training includes 50 minutes of training and a 10-minute break.

“MIAT is pleased to offer FAA Inspection Authorization Certificate holders a cost-effective training solution that enables them to comply with their yearly renewal requirement.  This is the first of what we hope to be an annual IA Renewal seminar at our Houston location,” commented John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president. “MIAT instructors have extensive experience in the field of aviation and will be presenting the technical training courses that make up the renewal curriculum.  FAA representatives will be on site to complete renewal paperwork for those who attend the seminar.”

Please visit www.miat.edu/workshop for detailed information on the course modules and to make reservations.

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 almost 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 40,400 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, housing assistance, 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 co-op 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 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.  MIAT is now also offering programs in Welding at its Houston campus and for Electro-Mechanical Technology at its Canton campus.

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).