About Us

The History of IAHA

International Air and Hospitality Academy

Our school opened its doors as International Air Academy in 1979 when our founder, Arch Miller, put to work his many years of experience in the airlines in a new way.

Miller began his own career by attending a travel school. He got his first job as a ramp agent and later moved on to reservations. Miller worked his way up to staff vice president at Hughes Airwest, now part of Delta Airlines, before opening his own training school in Vancouver, Washington.

In 2004, the President decided to expand on the school’s success with new training programs in Culinary Arts and Hotel, Restaurant, and Event Management. In July, 2009 the academy expanded into training for the Renewable Energy Industry and opened Northwest Renewable Energy Institute. Finally, July 2013 marks the beginning of Northwest Railroad Institute. Now, more students with a greater range of interests can launch their careers at International Air and Hospitality Academy, a highly regarded school with a national reputation as a leader in the industry.


International Air and Hospitality Academy, Inc. is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 38, US Code and subsequent legislation. Our campus is approved for training of veterans and veteran beneficiaries. Those who qualify for educational benefits through the Bureau of Indian Affairs may also have certain student costs paid through its agencies. Interested parties may review International Air and Hospitality Academy’s credentials: accreditation, approvals and/or licenses by contacting the school’s director.

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