Welcome to PIA

We are eager to assist your students in learning more about opportunities in the aviation industry.  Please explore this page to see determine which presentation option would provide the best fit for your students. Presentation length can be customized to fit your availability.  If you have additional questions, please call 412-346-2100 or email admissions@pia.edu. We look forward to working with you!


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To be admitted to PIA, you must:

  • Possess a High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalency
  • Be at least 16 1/2 years of age (Main Campus)
  • Be at least 17 years of age (Branch Campus locations)
  • Complete a Math Skills Assessment (MSA)
  • Complete an application and enrollment documents

Aviation technicians are in high demand due to the industry shortage caused by current technicians reaching retirement age and less people pursuing careers in technical trade. Those positions need to be filled by well trained, safety focused aviation technicians.

Technological advancements continue to create more opportunity within the aviation industry. The projected growth for aviation technician positions is 11% by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

No previous training or experience is required for you to find your purpose at PIA. Review our admission requirements to learn more.

The training at PIA emphasizes hands-on learning through projects that mirror the work students may complete as aviation technicians.

Skilled faculty present thorough instruction as they blend their practical experience with new information and techniques.

The length of your aviation technician training depends on your program of choice and training location. PIA’s mission is to provide high quality training in a short amount of time. Click here to view our training options and locations.

The cost of your aviation technician training depends on your program of choice and training location. Click here to view our training options and locations.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Review our financial aid page for more details.

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

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) graduates have found exciting careers that allow them to work with their hands and solve problems every day. Are you ready to find your purpose at PIA?