The Sky is Not The Limit For TVCC

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Ontario, Ore.- The sky is not the limit for Treasure Valley Community College’s Aviation Science Program.

The Aviation Science Program at TVCC provides quick entry into an often-daunting field. What is exciting about the program is it allows students to take to the sky within weeks of enrollment as they are instructed by experienced flight instructors.

Our hands-on training prepares and enables students to begin a career as a professional fixed-wing or helicopter pilot upon degree completion.   

TVCC conducts all aspects of Private Pilot training in-house and works with Silverhawk Aviation to offer all other flight training.

In addition, SkyWest Airlines and TVCC partnered to implement a Pilot Pathway Program. The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program provides a direct path for exceptional pilots with a desire to take control of their aviation careers.

Take it from recent Aviation Science Program graduate, Darrin Humphrey. Darrin graduated in June of 2021 with a Private Pilot’s License, an Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot’s License, and his Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument certificates in single-engine airplanes.

Darrin, a non-traditional student, decided to go back to school after working in a different career for roughly 12 years.

When asked about his time at TVCC he stated, “TVCC’s program not only helped me obtain my required FAA flight ratings, but this program introduced me to some amazing people in the aviation industry.”

Darrin currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two dogs. Thanks to his time at TVCC, he now works as a Certified Flight Instructor at Aero Maintenance Flight Center located on Person Field in Vancouver, WA.

“I chose TVCC because of the location and the college degrees offered,” said Darrin. “My goals are to continue to train individuals in the art of aviation and continue to build my flight hours. One day I hope to be a commercial pilot in corporate aviation.” According to TVCC President Dr. Dana Young, “TVCC has worked hard to bring these technical programs to fruition in the Treasure Valley and we are excited to be able to see our students succeed and obtain the skills necessary to fill this high demand and rewarding career.”