MIAT College of Technology Introduces Welding Programs at Houston Campus and Electro-Mechanical Technology Programs at Detroit Metro Campus

CANTON, Michigan, and HOUSTON, Texas (July 24, 2018) –  MIAT College of Technology is now offering Welding Technology programs at its Houston campus and Electro-Mechanical Technology programs at its Canton campus in the Detroit metropolitan area.  MIAT’s first Welding class will begin in Houston on Aug. 6, and MIAT’s first Electro-Mechanical class will begin in Canton on Sept. 10.

Enrollment for these and all other MIAT programs is now open, and tours of both campuses are available by appointment. All MIAT career education programs are developed collaboratively with industry representatives who serve on Program Advisory Committees with both campuses.

Established in 1969, MIAT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has graduated thousands of students since its inception. MIAT offers morning and evening schedules, career counseling, financial assistance, and housing assistance to accommodate students. The Houston campus can accommodate international students.

About MIAT’s Welding Programs

John Willis, MIAT Houston president, explained that students can choose from three-, seven- or nine-month welding programs.  The curricula will provide graduates with much needed welding skill sets that employers are seeking. Students who complete MIAT’s welding program will be qualified to pursue jobs with titles that include aluminum welder, brazer, cutter, fabrication welder, shielded metal arc welder, pipe welder, sub arc operator, welder, welder-fitter and welder/fabricator.

“The Gulf Coast Region of the U.S. is home to a heavy concentration of oil and gas, chemical, and power generation providers, which necessitates a huge demand for welders and other skilled professionals,” Willis commented. “Welders are also needed in the ship-building, manufacturing, and construction sectors.  Employers are accepting and addressing the fact that many of their skilled workers are aging out due to retirement. MIAT is pleased to be in a position to help them fill this gap.”

For more information, please visit https://miat.edu/programs/welding-technology/ or call 888-547-7047.

About MIAT’s Electro-Mechanical Programs

Jennifer Paugh, MIAT Canton president, noted that the Canton campus is offering 12-and 18-month Electro-Mechanical Technology programs. Graduates who complete the 12-month program will earn a certificate. Those who complete the 18-month program will earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences.

MIAT Electro-Mechanical program graduates will support a wide variety of industries including, but not limited to, computer sciences, mechanical systems, electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, robotics and industrial automation. Graduates will be qualified for jobs with titles that include electro-mechanical technician, mechanical engineering technician, electrical and electronics installer/repairer, industrial machinery mechanic, machinery maintenance worker, millwright, electrical and electronics engineering technician, industrial engineering technician, and telecommunications equipment installer/repairer.

“Electro-Mechanical professionals work in extremely challenging environments that require a wide range of technical skills. They must have exposure to and experiences with electronics, robotics, programmable logic controllers, motors, drives, hydraulics, and mechanical systems. In addition to classroom and hands-on instruction, our faculty stresses the importance of best practices and safety in the work place,” Paugh said.

For more information, please visit https://miat.edu/programs/electro-mechanical-technology/ or call 800-447-1310.

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).

Media Contact: Laura M. Pennino, Senior PR Consultant for MIAT College of Technology
281-286-9398 office, 713 419-1776 mobile, lp@penninoandpartners.com