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School for Aviation Maintenance
and Electronics Technology
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The Value of a PIA Education

Ranked by Forbes as the No. 1 Top Two-Year Trade School in 2018, PIA has produced top notch aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians to enter the workforce in aviation maintenance, electronics, and other related fields since 1929. Our graduates are in demand throughout the US, and PIA offers employment assistance to help both students and alumni in their pursuit of employment in the field of aviation and related industries.

PIA’s specialized Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) programs provide hands on skill-sets based on aviation industry practices, but transferable into a diverse set of related occupations.  Our aviation maintenance program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aircraft mechanic, and our aviation electronics (or avionics) program leads to opportunities as a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed avionics technician.

Over the years, graduates have proven their versatility by entering into positions as technicians for regional and major airlines, aircraft production and maintenance facilities, amusement parks, automated production facilities, government contractors, petrochemical manufacturing plants, telecommunication systems providers, specialty metal manufacturers, and research and development centers – just to name a few.

delta-logo-300x300In 2017, all of PIA’s campuses were selected by Delta Airlines as partner schools. Understanding the impending shortage of qualified aviation technicians, Delta created a mission to help increase both the awareness of technician demand and increase the knowledge and character of technicians entering today’s workforce.

Visit our Career Services page to learn more about how a PIA education can prepare you for a successful career.

Inside PIA

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Who Can Succeed with PIA?

PIA’s Admissions Department is here to help individuals seeking to advance their education from a variety of life situations. Navigate to our Admissions page using any of the following links for details on the enrollment process.

High School Students
Adult aviation maintenance students
Transfer Aviation Maintenance Students
International Aircraft Mechanic Students
Veteran Aircraft Mechanic Student

Our History

Since 1929, PIA’s goal has been to provide its learners with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need in order to succeed in their chosen career fields. With associations in every facet of the aerospace industry, PIA has placed its graduates worldwide, in aviation and in other high-performance organizations. Explore our history below.


The Future is You

PIA’s longevity can be greatly attributed to its continuous pursuit of excellence in education. With the incredible changes that have taken place in the aviation industry, the economy, and the world since 1929, it seems unlikely that a school that offers such specialized training would remain in existence, and even more unlikely that it would remain at the forefront of its field. Yet, PIA has done just that. PIA's commitment to serving the needs of its students and employees, along with a responsibility to both the industry and the community, has secured its position as a well-respected postsecondary educational institution.

Ultimately, however, the future of aviation falls to you, the student. Our job at PIA is to prepare you for the ever-changing, ever-challenging field, but the rest is up to you. You take the knowledge you gain at PIA and carry it far beyond the campus, and, through determination, hard-work, and skill, you are the ones shaping the future of the industry forever.

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Our Campuses

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Campus
Hagerstown Maryland Campus
Myrtle Beach South Carolina Campus
Youngstown Ohio Campus