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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

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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

MIAT Houston Campus in Transition

MIAT Houston will merge with UTI Houston in 2024. We'll streamline program offerings and offer enhanced support services to improve the training experience.


When searching for the right aviation school for you, consider MIAT College of Technology in Houston, Texas! With our Airframe and Powerplant Technician program, students can get trained in 20 months and be prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification.80

More About Our Aviation Program 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 can be a great choice for those who are mechanically inclined and have an eye for detail. When you choose to train in our Airframe and Powerplant Technician program, you’ll get hands-on learning in state-of-the-industry labs with experienced instructors. Completing an aviation training program 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 program in just 20 months
  • No prior experience needed
  • Hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experience


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.


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 experience and 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.


  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Turbine Technician
  • Field Technician


  • 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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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 program at MIAT Houston is designed for students to complete aviation training in 20 months, so you can feel confident pursuing a career in an industry you’re passionate about.
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Whether you’re looking for a hands-on career or you have a passion for aviation, MIAT Houston can help provide the training needed to pursue an entry-level role as an aviation mechanic.1 Click on the button below to get started today.