Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology

Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology Michigan Institute of Aviation & Technology offers aviation training programs in three areas: Aviation Maintenance, Power Technology and Transport Dispatch.

When you enter the workforce, It is MIAT's job to make sure you're prepared. MIAT uses the industry to drive it's curriculum so you are in touch and up to date with the technology used today. With the up-to-date training, development of critical skills through hands-on training and personal attention with intimate classes, your skills will be refined and you will be ready to take on the aviation career of your choice.

At MIAT, programs are focused to get you skilled and out the door in 20 months or less. MIAT also provides day and evening class options to meet your needs. Once a graduate, you will have a wide range of career choices in these fields. MIAT posts thousands of employer requests throughout the country every year, giving you choices to select a career and fulfill you dream in one of these exciting fields.

Alumni Retraining & Continuing Education

You are also able to stay current with the latest trends in the aviation industry, with no additional tuition cost. MIAT gives you the unique opportunity to return after graduation and retrain in their original program of study with the latest tools and technology in the aviation industry. With Alumni Retraining available to you, your skills will remain reliable and current, well after you have graduated. Add more power to your career by continuing your education. After graduation at MIAT, a variety of Colleges and Universities may accept your MIAT credits towards Associate or Bachelor degree programs at a variety of colleges and universities.* * The total number of credit hours that transfer is dependent on the selected course of study and receiving institution. Ask for a list of participating institutions.


MIAT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT), so financial aid is available and varies for those who qualify. MIAT's Financial Aid Office takes a personal approach to help you determine and maximize eligibility for financial aid, including: student loans, grants, scholarships and alternative financing.
AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (Not all programs are offered at all locations)

Because there is a global shortfall of aviation maintenance technicians, this elite group relishes in being part of one of the world's largest and fastest arising industries. MIAT's graduates are able to select from many employment opportunities in aviation and non-aviation careers, as well as enjoying outstanding starting salaries and benefits.

MIAT instructs students with what it takes to have sure-fire opportunities in today's aircraft technicians job market. The Aircraft Maintenance program centers on educating students with the precise technical skills necessary to become FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Technicians. Our graduates are highly employable and coveted; ready for powerful and rewarding careers.

MIAT graduates have over 40 highly transferable skills that companies acknowledge, creating less limitations in this thrilling avionics career path. Possessing these many skills that are interchangeable in other industries is the key to long-term career growth and earning potential.

Here's a few of the 40 plus precision technical skills MIAT graduates obtain during their training:

* Gear systems and operation
* Sheet metal fabrication
* Composite structure fabrication
* High performance piston and turbine engines
* Hydraulics/pneumatics
* Pressurization, heating, air cycle and freon cooling systems
* Radio and navigation communications
* Ice and rain protection systems
* Fuel control, carburetion and fuel injection systems
* Metal corrosion and prevention
* Interpretation of maintenance manuals
* Painting fundamentals
* Powerplant inspection and documentation
* Electrical systems theory
* FlightSafety Troubleshooting logic and principles
* Fire detection and protection systems
* Auxiliary power units
* Drafting fundamentals

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POWER TECHNOLOGY (not all programs are offered at all locations)

The Power Technology Institute (PTI) was produced in reaction to the energy industry calling for for more qualified technicians. At PTI, learn the building blocks for primary technical knowledge, terminology, equipment, tools, safety procedures, and professionalism demanded in the power industry. As a graduate of the Power Technician curriculum, you will go forward to receive additional training from employers on their particular company requirements and equipment. Be in the top echelon of this exciting field.

Nearly all entry-level technicians will begin as part of a team of hands-on technicians. Leading performers may be promoted to leads, supervisors, and managers. As more retirees hit this field, it will allow for an accelerated career course for those who want to arise and expand their knowledge in the industry. With further training and experience, technicians can advance into senior technician roles, engineers, regional managers, and department executives in a very short period of time.
TRANSPORTATION DISPATCH SPECIALIST PROGRAM (not all programs are offered at all locations)

Dispatchers have an stimulating and challenging work environment since no two days or shifts are alike. Transportation Dispatch Specialists have an range of transferable skills that can be utilized in many areas such as aviation, emergency services, trucking dispatch, public utilities, rail, and public safety. Dispatchers schedule and/or dispatch workers, equipment, freight, or service vehicles as needed by the public. A Dispatch Specialist will use sound judgment and apply problem resolving skills to effectively urge actions. Why explore this vocation? An alum of the program will select from many career choices and opportunities in an assortment of fortes within the transportation and public service industries.

Training and Job Requirements

The training for the Transportation Dispatch Specialist is stringent and fast-paced. Subjects include meteorology, regulations, navigation, communication, emergency procedures, crisis management, air traffic control, computers, transporting dangerous goods, human factors and troubleshooting. Job requirements include effective situational awareness, multi-variable problem solving skills, salient communication abilities (oral and written), superior computer knowledge, commitment, and general office management and clerical skills. All types of dispatchers work with telephones, radios, and computers on a routine basis. Many dispatchers work in a secured environment. Teamwork is essential to daily operations in a dispatch center. Dispatchers must be mature and confident enough to make decisions that keep an entire operation running smoothly, and are frequently required to meet these challenges with little direct supervision.

Career Options

Most grads will start in support positions like Assistant Dispatcher, Clerk or Scheduler, and/or receive far-reaching on the job training and mentoring prior to becoming a qualified Dispatcher. Because dispatchers are the fundamental coordinators for complex field operations, it is critical that they be soundly acquainted with all facets of an organization's personnel, resources, operations and procedures. The dispatcher's day by day challenges are to maximize safety and efficiency, and guarantee compliance with all applicable regulations. Nearly all operations that employ dispatchers are open 24/7, including holidays. After acquiring experience in the field, dispatchers may prefer to carry on their instruction in order to catapult into supervisory positions and management.

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