Aviation - Helicopter and Fixed-Wing
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 all aspects of Private Pilot training in-house and works with Silverhawk Aviation Academy to offer all other flight training.
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.
SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program
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.
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.
Check Out Our Intro to Aviation Program Video!