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Pittsburgh Institute Of Aeronautics Announces Hagerstown Open House


Lola Suvak
Supervisor of Marketing and
Public Relations

(HAGERSTOWN, MD — January 5, 2011) Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) will be holding an open house at its newest location in Hagerstown, MD. On February 12, 2011, instructors and staff of PIA will be available to answer any questions that you may have about becoming an Aviation Maintenance Technician. Prospective students will be able to take a tour of the campus and learn what to expect if you enroll into the program.

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With the skills PIA graduates acquire from the program they can work in many industries. Just to name a few: aviation, mechanical systems, hydro- mechanical systems and the green technology field. As you can read PIA graduates are extremely versatile employees. Companies right in Maryland are looking for Aviation Maintenance Technicians such as Northrop Grumman, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Agusta Westland, and Hagerstown Aircraft Services.

For over eighty years, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has been recognized as a premier training school for aviation maintenance. Many graduates have become high-level managers with major airlines, the FAA, and contract maintenance facilities. PIA is going to bring its history and tradition of excellence to Hagerstown, Md. Students will be able to take a 16 month Diploma program and become eligible to test for the FAA’s Airframe and Power plant Certification test.

About Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

PIA opened in 1929 and has not looked back. It offers outstanding “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 not only while the student is in school, but after graduation as well. 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 and Hagerstown, MD PIA’s student body is approximately 250 students at the Pittsburgh and Youngstown locations. There is open enrollment through the year accompanied with admissions requirements.

*Not all campuses have the same program offerings

For more information on enrolling at PIA, call 1-800-444-1440, or visit

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