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Completing aviation training programs at MIAT Houston can help prepare students to pursue entry-level careers in the aviation industry.

Aviation Mechanic School in Houston, TX

Get trained to pursue a career in the aviation industry.1

AVIATION MECHANIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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

More About Our Aviation Programs at MIAT Houston:

Airframe and Powerplant Technician

  • Complete training in 20 months.
  • Explore topics like aircraft troubleshooting, hydraulics and pneumatics, powerplant lubrication.
  • Upon graduation, earn a diploma and be eligible to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant FAA Certification.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Complete training in 24 months.
  • Learn the basics of air science, and take a series of airframe and powerplant courses.
  • Upon graduation, earn an associate of applied science (AAS) degree and be prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant FAA Certification.

AVIATION MECHANIC TRAINING

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.

What Makes Aviation Mechanic Training Different With MIAT Houston?

  • Connections with employers1
  • Complete the programs in just 20-24 months
  • No prior experience needed
  • Hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experience

AVIATION MECHANIC COURSES IN HOUSTON, TX

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:

Basic Sheetmetal and Welding Familiarization

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.

Non-Destructive Testing

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.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

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.

Navigation and Communication Systems

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.

Turbine Engine Operation

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.

Powerplant Lubrication Systems

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.

Fluid Lines and Fittings

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.

Cleaning and Corrosion

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.

AVIATION MECHANIC CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSTON, TX

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

Aviation courses at MIAT Houston are designed to build students’ knowledge from the ground up.

Entry-level

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Turbine Technician
  • Field Technician

Advanced

  • Aircraft Restorer
  • Helicopter Mechanic
  • Avionics Technician
  • Aircraft Mechanical Installer
  • Aircraft Electrical Installer
  • Aircraft Structural/Sheetmetal Mechanic

How long does it take to become an aviation mechanic?

Jan 20, 2023, 16:14 PM
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
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