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Aviation Mechanic School Programs

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Aviation students working directly on a real aircraft in our Canton, MI facility

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Get the Skills to Be an FAA Certified Aviation Maintenance Technician

Aviation maintenance mechanics and powerplant professionals enjoy being part of one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries.

If you’re an analytical, logically-minded individual who enjoys working with your hands and you’re looking to get established in a rewarding technical career (without spending years in school) you owe it to yourself to take a few minutes to consider your potential in aviation.

Become A Qualified Aviation Technician

The Aviation Programs from MIAT College of Technology provide the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding technical career.

This training focuses on teaching students the advanced precision skills necessary to become FAA Certificated Airframe and Powerplant Technicians. Here are just a few of more than 40 precision technical skills MIAT graduates master during their training:

  • Gear systems and operation
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Composite structure fabrication
  • High performance piston and turbine engines
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • Avionics and advanced electrical systems
    Plus dozens more!

There are a variety of Aviation programs to choose from:

Aviation Maintenance Technology  Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree – 24 Months
By earning your Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS Degree, you open the door to more competitive advantages upon graduation and throughout your career.
Airframe & Powerplant Technician Certificate Program – 20 Months
Combine Airframe and Powerplant Technician training.  Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) are well prepared to pursue employment at major airports and private airfields across the country.

Our research through Program Advisory Committee Members from aviation employers shows that employers will often consider advanced educational credentials when promoting from within their organizations.

Whichever program you choose, you’ll get personal support and guidance from dedicated instructors with years of experience working directly in the field. You’ll learn hands-on using real equipment you’ll encounter on the job.

MIAT graduates feel confident and fully prepared to make a smooth transition into the workplace after getting so much industry-influenced, practical training.

One reason students from all over the U.S. come to our Michigan & Houston campuses to start their career is to place themselves at the forefront of the field as it takes off.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the MIAT “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Hear What Employers Say About MIAT

Michael Main, Manager of Service Product Engineering at Siemens speaks about his experience with graduates of MIAT and the collaboration with MIAT to ensure the curriculum is exceeding industry standards.

Dan Sonago, Senior Manager of Tech Operations with United Airlines talks about the facilities at MIAT and the demand in the industry.

Don’t get stuck in a career track that limits your employment options. Companies recognize that MIAT graduates have acquired a variety of highly transferable skills. In today’s economy, having skills that are in high demand and can be applied to other industries is the key to long-term career growth and earning potential.

Get Backed by Over 45 Years of Success

MIAT Established 1969 - Building Technical Careers

Since 1969 MIAT School of Technology has helped thousands of individuals get the industry-relevant skills, experience and connections it takes to pursue rewarding technical careers. After more than 45 years in technical career education, MIAT has built an excellent reputation and strong working relationships with top employers.

MIAT programs are developed in direct response to feedback from industry leaders looking for qualified employees.  MIAT partners directly with employers to develop programs specifically tailored to fit their needs. As an MIAT student you will get the relevant, up-to-date skills employers are looking for.

Get Credit for Your Existing Skills


At MIAT, we respect the time and energy you’ve put in to your military career. We don’t think you should have to spend time in school going over things you already know. Relevant skills you’ve demonstrated during your service, as verified on your Joint Service Transcripts (JSTs), may be applied to the credits of your MIAT program. Let us help make your transition to a promising civilian career as quick and easy as possible.


STEMJOBS Approval demonstrates MIAT’s dedication to providing students with the skills and hands-on experience needed to obtain high-demand, high paying jobs in technical fields, and the resources to help them build long-term rewarding careers.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

We know aviation training is about more than a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a rewarding career you can be proud of. At MIAT, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. From corporate contractors to international corporations, employers of all sizes have hired our graduates to work in specialized and high-demand careers. Alumni and students preparing to graduate have a number of resources at MIAT to help them jump start their new careers, including personalized advising, interview techniques, resume feedback and development, and access to a number of job fairs to give students the opportunity to network and make contacts in the field of their study.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Is An Exciting Career In Aviation Right for You?
Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in aviation tech, and exploring whether this is the right career field for you, fill out the form to receive more information.

A knowledgeable MIAT Admissions Advisor would be happy to answer any question you have and can help with everything from program schedules to financial aid.

Book a Tour and get a feel for what it’s like to be a FAA Certified Aviation Maintenance Technician and see if MIAT is right for you.

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For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of the students who attended this program, visit the following disclosure links:

Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology Gainful Employment Disclosure – Canton

Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology Gainful Employment Disclosure – Houston