ACCSC School of Distinction.PIA’s Myrtle Beach, SC campus is located about 5 minutes from the shore, and the area is a hotspot for concerts, shopping and entertainment.

Recipient of the ACCSC 2020 School of Distinction, PIA’s Myrtle Beach Campus is located at the International Technology and Aerospace Park, near South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach International Airport. PIA’s airport location provides an ideal atmosphere for aviation training as well as aircraft accessibility to the school’s facilities.

The 26,000 sq ft facility houses classrooms, a learning resource system with a mobile computer lab and publications library, and shop areas for aircraft propulsion systems, electricity, sheet metal, hydraulics, instruments & controls, composite materials, non-destructive testing, and painting.

Campus Quick Facts

Start Dates/Times

Start Dates:
September 16, 2024
January 21, 2025
May 12, 2025


Student to Faculty

You can feel confident you will get the attention you deserve with an average class size of 15 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

Dana Smith
843-238-2700 Ext. 2405

Programs Available

Aviation Maintenance Technology 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 Certificate Program (4 Terms), 1900 hours $28,440
Tuition Per Term $7,110
*Effective September 2024
Books, Tools, & Supplies
The charges for books, tools and supplies are approximate charges and are subject to sales tax where applicable. Prices may change without notice.
Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program $2,573
Other Fees
Registration Fee $150
Uniform Fee $100
Technology Fee $120/term
Materials Fee $80/term
FAA Airframe & Powerplant Examination Fees
(Includes 3 Written @ $175/ea. and 3 Oral & Practical @ $385/ea.)
Makeup Charges for Excessive Absence $15/hr

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

Myrtle Beach Aviation Maintenance 23-24 Cost of Attendance
Myrtle Beach Aviation Maintenance 24-25 Cost of Attendance Year One
Myrtle Beach Aviation Maintenance 24-25 Cost of Attendance Year Two

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

1038 Shine Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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.

Myrtle Beach Housing List Link

Campus Director

Michael Basara is a Campus Director at PIA’s Myrtle Beach Campus.

“An education is something that no one can ever take away from you. What our students learn at PIA, whether in the classroom or in the shop, will prepare them for an exciting career in aviation.”

– Michael Basara

Approvals and Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Federal Aviation Administration approval 3PIT597K
  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Licensed by the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education (
  • Military-Friendly School