You are looking for a high-tech, hands-on career that provides a lot of career options in a variety of settings. Or you’re looking to begin an apprenticeship and need to complete relevant classroom hours.
Mid’s AIM Program is offered in a flexible format with open lab hours, fast-track 8 week courses, and industry-recognized certifications, making it ideal for working adults and recent high school grads. Laddered skills and certifications build on one another, allowing you to work at your own pace and earn proof of your skills on the way to an associate degree. The program features five pathways that allow you to specialize in automation and robotics, plastics technology, machine tool, welding, or manufacturing management.
Industry-Recognized Certifications from respected companies and organizations, like Snap-on, Starrett, FANUC, the American Welding Society, and others, increases your employment potential by clearly demonstrating to employers the skills you have mastered. Learn more about these skill certifications below.
Training at Mid provides confidence and skill!
Originally, I was pursuing a Criminal Justice degree with a plan to transfer to a local police academy and serve my community of Clare County where I grew up. I underwent a change of heart when I discovered that Mid had an Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Program. I decided to switch and earn my associate degree at Mid and specialize in the Precision Machining pathway.
My choice to come to Mid was an easy one. With the affordable tuition and excellent curriculum, plus the ability to work and go to school in my hometown, the opportunity was a perfect fit. My father, Larry Cesal, is a machinist at Athey Precision, and he is the standard I hold myself to. He has always encouraged me to pursue a career in the trade industry which is always in high demand. On day one at Mid I was sure I had made the right choice.
The support of my instructors gave me the confidence to take the next step in my career. I was hired at Robotic Welded Parts or RWP in Clare, and utilize the skills I learned in my courses every day.
I am sure that my future work there will help to shape me as a machinist, just as Mid has shaped me through my studies and training.
- Jonah Cesal