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


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.

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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

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
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
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

For more information, please visit
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

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

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