Aviation - Helicopter and Fixed-Wing

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Get into a Fun and Exciting Career

TVCC's Aviation Science program provides quick entry into an often daunting field. Our hands-on training allows you to become a professional fixed-wing or helicopter pilot, enabling you to begin a career as soon as you complete the degree. After building your initial experience as a flight instructor and as a graduate, you may find excellent employment with cargo transport, scenic tours, or in small-scale operations.  Continue to move on and become a commercial pilot.

TVCC conducts Private Pilot Helicopter training in-house and works with Silverhawk Aviation Academy to offer all other Helicopter Flight training.  Fixed-Wing Program is a fully in-house, Part 61 flight training at our Ontario, Oregon campus.

TVCC's Aviation Science program allows you to fly within weeks of enrollment. When you're ready to begin, you'll be assigned a flight instructor with whom you can develop a flight training schedule. Our unique partnership allows you to integrate your training into your schedule.

Our instructors have years of in-flight experience and a real-world common sense about becoming a pilot. We provide a comprehensive orientation for all incoming and interested students. This includes a detailed explanation of what students can expect from the program and industry connections to help you get started in your new career.

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TVCC Partners with SkyWest to provide a Direct Path into an Aviation Career

The TVCC Aviation Program is pleased to announce a Pilot Pathway Program with SkyWest Airlines. The program allows students to build a close relationship with the SkyWest organization and their professional pilots as students progress through the aviation program. This relationship with SkyWest Airlines is an exciting opportinutity for TVCC pilot students and graduates!

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program provides a direct path for exceptional pilots with a desire to take control of their aviation careers. Enhanced seniority, guaranteed final interview, and access to pilot mentors are just a few of the upgrades students can receive by joining the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program on their way to becoming one of SkyWest’s more than 4,000 professional pilots.

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About our Programs

TVCC's Aviation Department provides three separate Associate of Applied Science degree plans. All programs provide hands-on pilot training to ensure you’re up and flying right away with the right stuff.

  • AAS Aviation Technology – Helicopter
    Program offered in Caldwell, Idaho, in partnership with Silverhawk Aviation Academy, an accredited FAA Part 141 certified flight school. 
  • AAS Aviation Technology – Fixed Wing
    Program offered in Ontario, Oregon, an FAA Part 61 flight school operated by TVCC.
  • Aviation Safety Managment Systems – Career Pathways Certificate 
    Program offered online. Students employed by Federal Government agencies, may meet the standards for Certification as a Federal Aviation Safety Officer by completing the TVCC Career Pathway certificate.

The Aviation Science AAS degree programs include flight training fees, and are approved for VA Education Benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill ®

TVCC provides Private Pilot training in-house for all programs and operates a fully in-house program in Oregon so that we can serve our veterans.

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Aviation Costs

In addition to TVCC Tuition and Fees found here, the following fees and costs are also included with the Aviation Courses and Flight Labs:

 

Degrees & Certificates

Aviation Safety Management Systems
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Aviation Safety Management Systems CPCC is designed for students wishing to enter the workforce by providing aviation related training. As well as preparing the student for the first step to becoming a professional fixed-wing or helicopter pilot, the successful completion of the ASMS certificate provides training for students who wish to seek work at airports in ground support, aircraft servicing and maintenance, or other entry level aviation jobs. Students employed by Federal Government agencies, may meet the standards for certification as a Federal Aviation Safety Officer by completing the Pathway Certificate.

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AAS - Associate of Applied Science

TVCC provides Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor and CFI for Instrument training as an in-house FAA Part 61 Flight Program. This degree provides training for employment as professional pilots in the aircraft industry. Upon successful completion, students will be able to seek work in the industry as qualified pilots at entry level aircraft/airplane jobs. This will provide graduates opportunities to progress on to more advanced and high paying airplane jobs in the future. This degree is designed for students wishing to enter the workforce or continue toward a four year degree and work in the airline industry. It is an AAS degree which is not specifically designed to transfer to a four-year institution, although some courses are transferable. If a student wishes to work toward their four year degree, they should consult with a TVCC advisor. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 91 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate. Note: Please meet with an advisor before choosing this program.

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AAS - Associate of Applied Science

TVCC provides Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor and CFI for Instrument training as an in-house FAA Part 61 Flight Program. This degree provides training for employment as professional pilots in the aircraft industry. Upon successful completion, students will be able to seek work in the industry as qualified pilots at entry level aircraft/airplane jobs. This will provide graduates opportunities to progress on to more advanced and high paying airplane jobs in the future. This degree is designed for students wishing to enter the workforce or continue toward a four year degree and work in the airline industry. It is an AAS degree which is not specifically designed to transfer to a four-year institution, although some courses are transferable. If a student wishes to work toward their four year degree, they should consult with a TVCC advisor. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 91 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate. Note: Please meet with an advisor before choosing this program.

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