Since its doors were first opened in 1929, PIA has taken pride in the quality of its education programs and the successes of its graduates. Regardless of the program, a PIA education emphasizes hands-on learning. Qualified faculty members strive to present thorough and thoughtful instruction as they blend their practical experiences with new information and techniques. Of equal importance is the list of student services that are provided from the first day of instruction through, and beyond, graduation. PIA’s main campus is the home of the School of Specialized Technology, offering AST degree programs in Aviation Technology. The branch campuses also offer a diploma or certificate program in Aviation Maintenance Technology. PIA’s Jump Start division offers short-term training programs at the main campus, as well as at a number of locations in West Virginia. We welcome the opportunity to serve the academic needs of both traditional and non-traditional students, and we invite you to contact our staff with any questions you may encounter as you explore our educational offerings.
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics career details and job information
Recent graduate Peyton Miller shares his experiences at PIA and why he decided to pursue our AET program. Peyton Miller: Pittsburgh Campus, AET Program, 2019 Position: Avionics Technician Employment: Aircraft and Avionics Sales
Myrtle Beach Receives Donation from Piedmont Airlines
PIA Myrtle Beach would like to thank Piedmont Airlines for their generous donation of aircraft jacks. The new jacks are greatly appreciated by all who will use them. The Myrtle Beach students, faculty, and staff thank you for your continued support!
SCAA Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to PIA Myrtle Beach students Christopher Beears and Joshua Hickman, recipients of the 2019 South Carolina Aviation Association Scholarship. Both students are currently in their 4th semester of study at the Myrtle Beach Campus. The scholarship was awarded to four students pursuing careers in aviation. Congratulations to both students on your award!
Pratt & Whitney Campus Visit
Representatives from Pratt & Whitney Canada were on campus Friday, October 25th to discuss opportunities available at their Bridgeport, WV facility. Fred Smart and Greg Wimer met with AMT students in 6th and 7th quarters about the organization and conducted on-site interviews with students. Pratt & Whitney, like many other aviation companies, expressed concerns regarding […]
Tech Center Students Tour American Airlines Hangar
Students from the Aviation Program at the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology Center had the opportunity to tour the American Airlines hangar at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The tour, which occurred on October 10th, was facilitated through PIA and Kevin Dallaire of Piedmont Airlines. Students had a bus ride tour of the runway, […]
Myrtle Beach September 2019 Graduation
PIA Myrtle Beach is proud to announce the September 2019 graduating class. The ceremony, held Thursday, September 12th, celebrated the seven graduates and the promising careers ahead of them. Lucas Bozek was named Valedictorian of the class, and Alan Woodbury was named Salutatorian. In addition, Lucas Bozek, Max Truby, and Alan Woodbury were inducted into […]
PIA Hagerstown Earns School of Excellence
PIA Hagerstown was honored as a School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges this year. The awards are given to schools for their efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and their commitment to the accreditation process. The Hagerstown Campus was recognized at the 2019 Professional […]
Pittsburgh October 2019 Graduation
PIA would like to congratulate the October 2019 graduating class from the Pittsburgh Campus. The ceremony, held Friday, October 4th, celebrated the 26 graduates as they completed their Associate Degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics. Peyton Miller was named Valedictorian of the class, and Dillon Longden was named Salutatorian. In addition, Edward Comer, […]
DuVal High School Visits PIA
Staff members from DuVal High School had the opportunity to visit PIA Hagerstown. DuVal, a magnet school in Lanham, Maryland, offers an Aerospace & Aviation program at their institution. The visit included a presentation and tour of PIA’s facilities, where DuVal staff members had the opportunity to learn more about PIA and the Aviation Maintenance […]
Senator Lindsey Williams Visits PIA
Senator Lindsey Williams had the opportunity to visit PIA Pittsburgh on Monday, September 30th. Senator Williams, who represents the 38th Senatorial District in Allegheny County, sits on several committees relevant to PIA and the aviation industry, including the Labor & Industry Committee and the Education Committee. The invitation to visit PIA’s campus was extended to […]