Since its doors were first opened in 1929, The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) has taken pride in the quality of its education programs and its graduates' successes. Regardless of the program, 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 provided from the first day of instruction through and beyond graduation.
PIA’s main campus offers AST degree programs in Aviation Technology. The branch campuses also offer a diploma or certificate program in Aviation Maintenance Technology. The Jump Start Division offers short-term training programs at the main campus and a number of locations in West Virginia.