PIA’s Youngstown campus has been training aircraft mechanics to help fill the vast need for technicians in Ohio and all over the country.  Ohio has a strong history in aviation, and continues to play a large part in the growth and development of the aviation industry. Additionally, PIA Youngstown has been recognized as a “School of Excellence” in 2023 by ACCSC.

PIA’s Youngstown branch campus is located approximately seven miles north of Youngstown, Ohio, at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.  Students are fully immersed in hands-on training in our specialized shop areas for aircraft propulsion systems, electricity, sheet metal, hydraulics, instruments & controls, composite materials, non-destructive testing, and painting.

Graduates of PIA’s Youngstown campus are equipped with a unique skill set, qualifying them for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Powerplant certification.  With the certification in hand, our graduates are prepared and ready to enter the exciting aviation maintenance industry!

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

Lori Fine
330-399-9992 Ext. 2204

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 Certificate Program (4 Terms), 1900 hours $28,440
Tuition Per Term $7,110
*Effective August 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

Youngstown Aviation Maintenance 23-24 Cost of Attendance
Youngstown Aviation Maintenance 24-25 Cost of Attendance Year One
Youngstown 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

1501 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd NE H3, Vienna, OH 44473

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.

PIA Youngstown Campus Housing List Link

Campus Director

Joe DeRamo is a Campus Director at PIA’s Youngstown campus.

“Success comes to those with a well-developed game plan. However, to put that plan into action, it takes discipline, determination, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.”

– Joe DeRamo

Approvals and Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Federal Aviation Administration approval P6HT576K
  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Military-Friendly School