Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics


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General Information412-346-2100
TypePrivate not-for-profit, 2-year
Awards OfferedLess than one year certificate, Associate's degree, Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus SettingSuburb, Large
Campus HousingNo
Student Population 370 (370 undergraduate)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10 to 1

Mission Statement

PIA is committed to the pursuit of high education that is both meaningful to the individual and valuable to society. The Institute believes that it serves the dual functions of providing its learners with opportunities- while furnishing the community with its most valuable resources- skilled men and women who possess the willingness to learn and the propensity to mature as contributing members of society. To accomplish its objectives- PIA believes that school programs must: a0develop specific career-related skills- b0 broaden abilities in essential academic areas- and c0 form attitudinal traits compatible with career goals. In order to be effective- these studies must be dispensed through an appropriate collection of instructional techniques- each designed to best achieve its specific objective(s). In reaching these goals- PIA accomplishes its purpose as a provider of career opportunities and fulfills its role as an institution of higher learning.

Our VA-Approved programs will put you on the fast-track to obtaining the FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certification or FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License in 16-21 months. PIA’s Aviation Maintenance (AMT) and Aviation Electronics (AET) programs offer efficient, career-oriented education for veterans seeking the necessary certifications and skills to transition to the civilian workforce. PIA’s award-winning instructors utilize years of industry experience to deliver a top-notch aviation education.

Our Career Services Department provides one-on-one placement assistance, resume workshops, mock interviews and more. We actively assist all students and alumni in pursuing their professional goals.



Special Learning Opportunities Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Student Services Undergraduates registered as students with disabilities
Remedial service
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Not applicable
Credit Accepted  
Faculty and Graduate Assistants Full-timePart-time
Total Faculty 2810
Instructional 2810
Research and Public Service 00
Total Graduate Assistants -0
Instructional -0
Research and Public Service -0