The Youngstown-Warren branch of the Pittsburgh institute of Aeronautics opened in 2006. The Aviation Maintenance Technician program offered at the Youngstown Warren Branch campus is 16 months full time, and provides hands-on training with real aircraft, preparing students for a real career is the field. The facility houses classrooms and a student resource center with a computer lab and publications library. PIA's hangar includes specialized shop areas for aircraft propulsion systems, electricity, sheet metal, hydraulics, instruments & controls, composite materials, non-destructive testing, welding, and painting.
Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Airframe and Power Plant Certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. This certification allows our graduates to work on and maintain anything that flies. However, employment opportunities are not limited to the aviation industry. The skills acquired at PIA can be applied in my other industries, such as robotics, automotive, manufacturing, general maintenance, electronics, and more.
The school was originally opened by Glenn Curtiss and Orville Wright in 1927 as Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, and became PIA in 1929. It offers “hands-on” training for traditional and non- traditional students in Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Electronics, Mechanical Systems, and Electronic Systems. The instructional staff combines their real world experience with class room instruction for an outstanding education. PIA also provides a wide range of student services while the student is in school, and after graduation. The Placement Department works one on one with the students to reach their employment goals. PIA is often the first stop for many employers looking for quality employees.
PIA offers an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree at its West Mifflin, PA location and Diploma programs in Youngstown, OH, Hagerstown, MD, and Myrtle Beach, SC. There is open enrollment through the year accompanied with admissions requirements. For more information, call 1-800-444-1440, or visit www.pia.edu.