Pittsburgh – Main Campus

PIA Students - Aircraft Mechanics

One of the first aviation maintenance schools to open it’s doors, the PIA Pittsburgh Campus is where the legacy started. Referred by many within the aviation industry as simply “The Institute”, our campus in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania boasts over 100,000 square feet of classrooms, shops, labs, and hangar space specifically designed for the most effective hands-on training environment.

The equipment we provide for training includes a fleet of aircraft such as a North American Sabreliner, a Rockwell Jet Commander, 2 Beechcraft U-8′s, a King-Air 90, and several other aircraft. In addition, the Pittsburgh Campus is the only PIA campus to house an FCC simulated Radio Repair Shop, specifically designed for our unique Aviation Electronics AST Degree program.

Campus Quick Facts

Start Dates/Times

Start Dates:
January 5, 2017
April 3, 2017
July 12, 2017
October 5, 2017

Hours:
8:00am-2:30pm
Monday-Friday

Student to Faculty

You can feel confident you will get the attention you deserve with an average class size of 14 students per 1 instructor.

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Graduate Placement

Calculation based on employable graduates between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016.

Includes a combination of AMT (102/113) and AET (15/22) graduates.

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Campus Admissions

Derek Vrabel
412-346-2139
dvrabel@pia.edu

Emily Lowe
412-346-2160
elowe@pia.edu

John Ackermann
412-346-2165
jackermann@pia.edu

Program Offerings

Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
21 Months: 79 Credits – 2,478 Clock Hours

The AMT program prepares students for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certification Exams.

Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) Program

 Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
21 Months: 79 Credits – 2,478 Clock Hours

The AET program prepares students for the FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License Exams.

Optional Elective Course: AG383

PIA’s Rotorcraft Systems & Maintenance course (AG383) is offered to our second year Aviation Maintenance students and current industry A&P Technicians. Students will get a look at the history of helicopters, and study the fascinating aerodynamics of rotorcraft, helicopter flight controls and basic engine installations. This course is a wonderful addition to the resume for anyone seeking employment in the rotorcraft sector.

Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid

Tuition (FY 2016-2017)

Total Program AET/AMT (7 Quarters), 2478 hours$36,400
Tuition Per Quarter$5,200

 

Books, Tools, & Supplies
The charges for books, tools and supplies are approximate charges and are subject to Pennsylvania sales tax where applicable. Prices may change without notice.

 

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT)$2,793
Aviation Electronics Technology Program (AET)$2,633

 

Other Fees

Registration Fee$150
FAA Airframe & Powerplant Examination Fees (AMT Only)$1,200
FCC General Radiotelephone License Fees (AET only)$120
Makeup Charges for Excessive Absence$14.69/hr

 

Financial Aid

As you prepare for your education, it’s important to know you’re not alone in navigating your financial plan.

 

Most students depend on a financial plan that incorporates multiple resources. Together, we’ll explore your eligibility for various financial aid programs, loans, grants and scholarships to help you figure out what’s best for your unique situation.

 

Here at PIA, we believe that a high-quality education should be delivered with transparency, including understanding how your investment measures with your earning potential. A stable financial plan should have no surprises, and that’s exactly what you can expect when you meet with the PIA Financial Aid Office.

 

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Campus Location

5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Housing for Students

One of the most common questions I hear in Admissions is ‘Where am I going to live since you don’t have residence halls?’ or ‘Where is my son/daughter going to stay for school and is it safe?’  I remember when I went off to college it was fairly simple because I stayed in a residence hall, but I also remember it was awfully expensive and my parents and I had no control over who I lived with.  While moving to school at PIA isn’t quite as simple as attending a school with a residence hall, you can work to set your sights on a place within your budget.

To make this search easier, PIA provides a list of properties that have been used by PIA students in the past as well as several new listings.  This list is not a recommendation or guarantee by PIA.  In addition, the Internet can also be a powerful tool when searching on one’s own.  All arrangements are between the student and the property manager or owner.  PIA IS NOT INVOLVED IN THESE AGREEMENTS IN ANY MANNER.

- Steven D. Sabold, Director of Admissions

Approvals and Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Federal Aviation Administration approval HE1T189K
  • Federal Aviation Administration Avionics Repair Station Certificate HE1R189K
  • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
  • Approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to participate in the Pennsylvania State Grant Programs
  • Approved by the Department of Education to participate in the Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
  • Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (src.ohio.gov)
  • Approved by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Aviation Electronics program is accredited by National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Training (NCATT)
  • Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students

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