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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)

PIA is renowned as one of the foremost educators of Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics Technologies in the nation. Since 1929, PIA has graduated over 38,000 individuals with FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certifications or FCC General Radio Telephone Licenses. In August 2018, PIA was ranked as the #1 trade school in the country by FORBES.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

34.34

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

34.34

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

46.15

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

16.47

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

30.21

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

25.22

Why you should attend?

PIA provides an avenue for Veterans to utilize skills developed in service of this country while earning the knowledge and certifications necessary for careers in aircraft repair, robotics, manufacturing and many other hands-on careers. Veterans receive excellent career placement assistance, with % placement from June 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 in the aviation industry or fields directly related to a PIA education.

Top Degrees

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
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A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of aircraft operating, control, and electronic systems. Includes instruction in flight instrumentation, aircraft communications and homing systems, radar and other sensory systems, navigation aids, and specialized systems for various types of civilian and military aircraft.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $21,639 $21,639
Fees $150 $150
Room $9,523 $9,523
Board $5,110 $5,110
Books $2,856 $2,856
Other Expenses $7,911 $7,911
Totals $47,189 $47,189
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition N/A N/A
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Other Expenses N/A N/A
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