ACCSC School of Excellence seal.Opened in 2011, PIA’s Hagerstown Branch Campus is Recognized as a “School of Excellence” in 2019 by ACCSC. The campus is Maryland’s exclusive FAA certified Airframe & Powerplant training provider. Working in conjunction with the Hagerstown Airport Authority and by request of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, PIA instituted the aviation maintenance technician school to help serve the workforce needs of both Maryland and the rest of the nation.

The facility features modern classrooms, a learning resource system with a mobile computer lab and publications library, and specialized shop areas designed to offer the optimal training environment for the instruction of aircraft propulsion systems, electricity, sheet metal, hydraulics, instruments & controls, composite materials, non-destructive testing, painting and more.

The campus is located along the Hagerstown Regional Airport just south of the Mason Dixon line between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Campus Quick Facts

Start Dates/Times

Start Dates:
August 28, 2024
January 2, 2025
April 28, 2025


Student to Faculty

You can feel confident you will get the attention you deserve with an average class size of 17 students per 1 instructor.

Graduate Placement
Graduate Placement

Statistics based on students that graduated in August 2021 through April 2022 as reported to ACCSC.

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Campus Admissions

Barbara Martin
240-347-4805 Ext. 2356

Roxanne Ober
240-347-4805 Ext. 2305

Programs Available

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Link

Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program

  • 16 Month – Diploma/Certificate
  • 4 Terms – 1900 Clock Hours

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

Tuition & Fees

Tuition (FY 2024-2025)
Total AMT Diploma Program (4 Terms), 1900 hours $29,520
Tuition Per Term $7,380
*Effective August 2024
Books, Tools, & Supplies
The charges for books & tools are subject to sales tax where applicable. Prices may change without notice.
Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program $2,595
Other Fees
Registration Fee $150
Uniform Fee $100
Technology Fee $120/term
Materials Fee $80/term
FAA Airframe & Powerplant Examination Fees (AMT Only)
(Includes 3 Written @ $175/ea. and 3 Oral & Practical @ $385/ea.)

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The PIA Financial Aid office establishes standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. These budgets are based on actual tuition charges, national average living allowances calculated by The College Board, and include direct and indirect costs for the academic year.

The following cost of attendance example is based on the following assumptions:

  • All tuition charges are for full time students.
  • Independent – a student who is consider independent based on FAFSA
  • Dependent Off Campus – a student that lives in an apartment or their own home
  • Dependent Commuter – a student that resides at home with parents/relatives

Financial Aid

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

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

14516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Housing for Students

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.

Hagerstown Housing List Link

Campus Director

Butch Adams is a Campus Director at PIA’s Hagerstown Campus.

“When preparation meets opportunity, that equals success.”

– Butch Adams

Approvals and Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Federal Aviation Administration approval I4PT091K
  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
  • Military-Friendly School