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When searching for the right aviation school for you, consider MIAT College of Technology in Houston, Texas! With our Aviation Maintenance Technology and Airframe and Powerplant Technician programs, students can get trained in 20-24 months and be prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification.80
Airframe and Powerplant Technician
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Aviation maintenance can be a great choice for those who are mechanically inclined and have an eye for detail. Whether you choose to train in our Airframe & Powerplant Technician or Aviation Maintenance Technology programs, you’ll get hands-on learning in state-of-the-industry labs from experienced instructors. Completing aviation training programs at MIAT Houston can help prepare students to pursue entry-level careers in the aviation industry.
No prior experience is needed with MIAT Houston! Our aviation courses are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up. Here are some highlights of aviation courses students will encounter in each program:
Students receive a general introduction to FAA requirements for sheet metal fabrication and repair. In this class, repair procedures and requirements are evaluated and used during this phase of training, and welding will be discussed and demonstrated at an entry level. Fundamental operations such as oxyacetylene equipment operation and safety are included.
Several different types of non-destructive testing methods are explored. Students learn how to identify and select appropriate non-destructive testing methods. They also learn to perform dye penetrant, eddy current, ultrasonic and magnetic particle inspections.
This course acquaints students with basic hydraulic and pneumatic principles, operation, and servicing of equipment. Basic theories are reinforced through hands-on activities like the inspection of a hydraulic pump for efficiency after a detailed disassembly and reassembly by the student.
This course is a study of aircraft navigation, communication, approach control systems and autopilot. It includes inspection, installation, service and FAA regulations, traditional analog gauges, and digital advanced systems.
Students are introduced to gas turbine engines beginning with the history of the development of gas turbines, the theory of jet propulsion, and followed by a study of the major sections of a typical gas turbine engine. After a familiarization of turbine engine development, students learn to identify the intake, compression, hot section, the turbine and the exhaust areas of a given turbine engine.
This course addresses the identification of lubricants and their functions. It includes identifying, servicing and adjusting the components, installing rings and lines, interpreting FAA regulations pertaining to oil tanks, and disassembling and reassembling engine oil pumps.
Students acquire knowledge and skills based on standard industry practices to fabricate and install rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings used in various aircraft systems.
Students learn about the practices and processes used for cleaning aircraft parts and structures, as well as the methods used to protect them from corrosion. Students are able to identify and select cleaning materials; inspect, identify, remove and treat aircraft corrosion; and perform aircraft cleaning.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for aviation maintenance technicians in the Houston area was $77,260 in May 2021.57 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.
Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:78
There’s no doubt the aviation industry is exciting, and there’s a certain level of prestige around being in this field. For those who are drawn to the excitement of the industry, want to work with their hands every day, and don’t mind working irregular shifts, the aviation industry could be a great career path to pursue.
Yes! In fact, total aviation technician employment is expected to exceed 139,000 by 2031.71
It depends on the school and program you choose. With MIAT Houston’s aviation mechanic programs, you could get trained for an entry-level role in the industry in 20-24 months!1
Typically, skilled airframe and powerplant technicians have a great eye for detail, an inclination for mechanics, are good with basic math and prefer hands-on work. Employers often require some form of education, and that’s where attending a training program like ours can help you stand out and help equip you with the basic knowledge needed for an entry-level position.1
Houston is a bustling city with something for nearly everyone, be it beautiful hikes, art, concerts, sporting events or great eats, making it a great place to train for a career. Plus, the programs at MIAT Houston are designed for students to complete aviation training in 20-24 months, so you can feel confident pursuing a career in an industry you’re passionate about.
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1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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57) The Airframe & Powerplant and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs prepare graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as aviation maintenance technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as aviation maintenance technicians, such as turbine technicians or field technicians. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (49-3011) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $45,600 to $67,950 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled aviation technicians in North Carolina is $28.90 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $23.54 and $18.25, respectively.
71) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians will be 139,800 by 2031. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2021 and projected 2031, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. The Universal Technical Institute family of schools are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
78) MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. MIAT prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. MIAT graduates’ achievements may vary. Some MIAT graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
80) MIAT’s aviation program prepares graduates to apply and test for FAA mechanic certification. Graduates who do not obtain certification may have fewer career opportunities. Some graduates get jobs other than aviation maintenance technician such as turbine or field technicians. MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment, salary, or FAA certification.
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