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Become an Aviation Technician

Aviation technicians provide critical support to the aviation industry. Aircraft mechanics work on turbine engines, metallic structures, composite materials, and other systems that ensure the safety of millions of passengers each year. Avionics technicians diagnose, repair, and maintain the systems designed to keep a plane flying safely and accurately. Aviation technicians are often considered the most skilled and technically capable mechanics.

As a school for aviation maintenance, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) has provided the hands-on skills you need to be successful as an aviation technician since 1929. Graduates have pursued opportunities in aviation maintenance, electronics, and other related fields.

Aviation technicians have dynamic opportunities which include commercial aviation, medical transport, military, space and much more. As an aviation technician, you will be part of a team of technicians who make the aircraft safe for passengers and crew.

PIA’s technology PROGRAMS

Aviation Maintenance
Technology (AMT)

21 Month – AST Degree
2,478 Clock Hours

Pittsburgh Campus

16 Month – Diploma/Certificate
1,900 Clock Hours

Hagerstown, Myrtle Beach &
Youngstown Campuses

This program prepares students to take the
FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P)
Certification Exams

Aviation Electronics
Technology (AET)

21 Month – AST Degree
2,478 Clock Hours

Pittsburgh Campus

This program prepares students for the
National Center for Aerospace &
Transportation Technologies (NCATT)
Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification

UNDERSTANDING THE DEMAND FOR TECHNICIANS…
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New Commercial Techs Needed

Boeing Technician Outlook, North America:
(2023-2042)

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2022 Median Salary

Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Workforce at or Near Retirement

ATEC 2022 Pipeline Report.

YOUR PATH AS AN AVIATION TECHNICIAN
YOUR AVIATION TECHNICIAN TRAINING STARTS HERE!

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