TCC officially opens new Aviation Center at Alliance Airport
September 18, 2014
By Sandra Baker
Elva LeBlanc, president of TCC’s Northwest Campus, called the newly-renovated three-story, 163,500-square-foot facility “a beautiful learning environment.” At a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, LeBlanc said the TCC Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics “is strategically positioned to satisfy workforce requirements, is dedicated to the education and advancement of students in the North Texas region, and will play an important role in the economic development of the region.”
TCC has been talking about expanding its aviation programs to Alliance Airport for well over a decade. In 2008, the college district spent about $5.2 million to buy 20 acres at Alliance Airport. It has had an aviation maintenance program since 1967 at its Northwest Campus and at Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport. Enrollment in the program reached 935 this fall, the school said.
The new facility, at 2301 Horizon Dr., opened in August at the start of the fall semester after receiving Federal Aviation Administration certification, LeBlanc said. The building has direct access to an airport runway and includes two airplane hangars.
For more information: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/17/6128800/tcc-officially-opens-new...