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PIA Academics

There is no accelarated degree program at PIA, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

PIA does not offer classes during the summer.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at PIA?

PIA has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at PIA

When choosing a major, PIA students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at PIA below.

PIA does not offer double majors, so students must choose on area of study to focus on.

PIA does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does PIA Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Does PIA Offer Online Classes?

PIA does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does PIA Give AP Credit?

PIA does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.

Does PIA Have An Honors Program?

PIA does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.. PIA does not require a senior project for Honors Program students

Does PIA Require Internships?

PIA does not require an internship for any students. Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While PIA does not require internships for students in any majors, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

PIA does not have any ROTC programs.

Dual Degree Programs at PIA

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

PIA does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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PIA Majors & Subject Areas

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

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