TCC Hosts Next Generation of Aviation Maintenance Professionals for Hands-On Competition

Students from across the region gather to demonstrate skills in high-demand field
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – Tarrant County College will host future aviation maintenance technicians from across the Southwest this month for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) Aviation Maintenance Olympics. The event gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a field that is soaring in demand.
 
The eighth annual event will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics—TCC’s training site at Alliance Airport. At 163,500 square feet, it is the largest aviation education facility in Texas.
 
Students from seven schools throughout the region—including institutions in Houston, Corpus Christi, Longview, Tulsa and North Texas—will take part in the competition, which includes parts assembly and installation along with safety techniques. All portions of the competition are hands on, with students using safety wire, hydraulic tubing, electrical conductors and more to showcase the speed, accuracy and expertise required of aviation technicians. Laboratory competition sponsors include American Airlines, US Aviation, Mair-Crafters Aviation, Tarrant Regional Water District, Ellis Precision Industries, Parker Hannifin/Aviall, Elbit Systems of America, Trimec Aviation, GE On-Wing Support, Broadie’s Aircraft, the DFW Chapter of PAMA and J & G Aviation; prizes are provided by Snap-On Tools.
 
The event provides networking opportunities and enhances students’ résumés.
 
“As the industry expands and technology advances, there is tremendous need for professionals who can safely and quickly take care of the worldwide fleet of aircraft,” said Darrell Irby, chair of TCC’s Aviation Department. “Our students spend countless hours preparing for their careers, and the PAMA Olympics are a fun way to put their skills to the test.”
 
To keep up with demand, the aviation industry will need more than 2 million new professionals through 2035—including 679,000 new maintenance technicians, according to the 2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook, an industry forecast. TCC offers associate degrees and certificates in aviation maintenance technology and airframe maintenance along with professional pilot training. For more information, visit the TCC website.
 
Media information: The competition runs 8 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Awards will be presented at approximately 4 p.m. Visits are recommended between 2:15 and 3 p.m. for the most visual elements of the Olympics.
 

TCC Hosts Job Fair for Students, Community in High-Demand Fields of Aviation, Transportation & Logistics

2:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport, 2301 Horizon Dr., Fort Worth 76177

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2016) – Tarrant County College invites job seekers and area employers to the upcoming Aviation, Transportation & Logistics Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. The event is free and open to students, alumni and the community.
 
Representatives from up to two dozen companies will be on hand, recruiting for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Participating employers include the U.S. Army, DHL, UPS, FlightSafety International, PDS Tech and Van Bortel Aircraft, among others. The event will be held at the Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport (2301 Horizon Dr., Room 1201, Fort Worth,).
 
To help participants prepare for the Job Fair, Northwest Campus Career Services will host a résumé-writing workshop from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hadley Center of Excellence’s Learning Resource Center (Room 1104). The workshop is open to all.
 
“This is a great opportunity to research companies in the field, find out what they are looking for, and get a résumé into the employer’s hands,” said Tracy Williams, coordinator of Career Services for Northwest Campus. “Career Services is dedicated to opening doors in the job market and helping students build professional skills that allow them to be confident and competitive.”
 
Job candidates are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé. Recruitment focuses on candidates with skills specific to the aviation, transportation and logistics industries.
 
The Hadley Center of Excellence trains students for careers as pilots, aircraft maintenance specialists, dispatchers, distribution managers and more. Employment growth is projected in Tarrant County and beyond. The worldwide aviation industry, for example, is expected to need nearly 1.3 million new commercial pilots and maintenance technicians in the next two decades, according to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast.
 
At 163,500 square feet, the Hadley Center of Excellence is the largest aviation education facility in Texas. Students learn with professional training equipment, including a fuselage mockup of a G-280 Gulfstream aircraft donated by Gulf Aerospace and aircraft windows donated by Southwest Airlines. Logistics students use a warehouse laboratory with an on-demand warehouse management system.
 
Employers and job seekers may contact Carmen Wise at carmen.wise@tccd.edu or 817-515-7267 for additional information. The job fair is hosted by Northwest Campus Career Services and the Aviation Technology Department.

TCC Hosts Senior Preview Day at Five Campuses

Students at 2015 sr preview dayFORT WORTH, Texas (Nov 2, 2016)
 
WHAT:
Tarrant County College will host its annual Senior Preview Day Friday, Nov. 4, during which students will have the opportunity to envision themselves in college as they tour various TCC campuses. Students will learn about degree and credit programs and talk to advisors about their post-high school education, including enrolling in TCC Connect, the College’s accredited online campus. Resources available for students will include financial aid information, admissions counselors and scholarship advisors.
 
Additionally, students will be given information about TCC’s affordability compared to comparable universities. TCC costs $885 for 15 credit hours, making it well below the state average of both private and public universities. TCC classes typically have 30 students or fewer and are taught by many of the same instructors who teach at area four-year public and private universities.
 
More than 2,000 seniors from 40 area high schools in 13 Tarrant County independent school districts are expected to attend. Students will learn how to take advantage of TCC’s year-long College Access Program. From now until graduation, TCC’s College Access Program will help seniors complete the admissions application, prepare for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, apply for financial aid and provide follow-up assistance to ensure they complete the enrollment process on time. TCC College Access coordinators work with students from specific Tarrant County schools. Counselors will spend time on high school campuses and at area college nights to ensure Tarrant County students are introduced to college culture.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 4
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Southeast Campus will not host a second session.
 
WHERE:
Northwest Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity River Campus Circle
 
Media interested in covering this event, please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m., indicating location or locations and which session you plan to cover.
 

New Transit Service to Alliance Area Underway, Improving Access to TCC’s Aviation, Transportation & Logistics Programs

New T bus routeThe Fort Worth Transportation Authority launched bus service Sept. 26, opening training opportunities to more residents
 
Tarrant County College’s Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport is now available to people across the region. In late September, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) began providing bus service to the site, creating access to additional opportunities for residents to prepare for high-demand careers.
 
FWTA launched service to the Alliance area Sept. 26 through an extension of Route 63, which starts in Downtown Fort Worth, and the new Route 64, which provides express service between Denton and Fort Worth. Route 64 will provide arrivals and departures throughout the day and evening, while Route 63 is designed to serve commuters in the morning and afternoon peak travel times.
 
“TCC’s aviation, transportation and logistics programs are now in reach for more people than ever before,” said Michael Lucchesi, Ph.D., director of the Hadley Center of Excellence. “Transit service is a key aspect of making higher education truly accessible, and that’s especially important in these growing career fields. Even among current students, there is a lot of excitement about the chance to use travel time to study or just relax.”
 
TCC began working with FWTA to establish the route when the College acquired the Alliance facility in 2012. Students, faculty and staff provided feedback on transit needs during the development of FWTA’s Transit Master Plan, which will guide service in the coming years.
 
“We gathered public feedback for a year to maximize opportunities for input,” said Shawn M. Donaghy, FWTA chief operating officer. “As we continue implementing the master plan, we pursue opportunities to work with funding partners so that we can serve more people in more places. Providing a new route to Alliance and Denton is a prime example of meeting the needs of our community. This will be a great transportation option for the Hadley Center of Excellence and for the AllianceTexas mixed-use development.”
 
The Hadley Center of Excellence trains students for careers as pilots, aircraft maintenance specialists, dispatchers, distribution managers and more. Employment growth is projected in Tarrant County and beyond. The worldwide aviation industry, for example, is expected to need nearly 1.3 million new commercial pilots and maintenance technicians in the next two decades, according to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast.
 
At 163,500 square feet, the Hadley Center of Excellence is the largest aviation education facility in Texas. Students learn with professional training equipment, including a fuselage mockup of a G-280 Gulfstream aircraft donated by Gulf Aerospace and aircraft windows donated by Southwest Airlines. Logistics students use a warehouse laboratory with an on-demand warehouse management system.
 
In addition to serving the Hadley Center of Excellence, the stop also provides a point of access for area businesses. A regular day pass for FWTA buses is $3.50; the price for a monthly pass is $45 for students and Alliance-area employees and $60 for others. Reduced fares also may be available. Call FWTA Customer Service at 817-215-8600 for details. FWTA riders may check their routes at www.fwta.org and track buses in real time by selecting “Fort Worth The T” at www.nextbus.com or on the NextBus app.
 
The Transit Master Plan also calls for future service to TCC’s Northwest, Northeast and Southeast campuses as funding becomes available and community partnerships are formed. Read the master plan at www.TMasterPlan.org and watch for social media updates tagged with #MasterPlanInAction.
 

TCC Connects Students, Community to Area Job Opportunities with Fall Career Fairs

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Southeast Campus (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington)
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth)
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28; 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    South Campus (5301 Campus Dr., Fort Worth)
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 5; 9 a.m. – noon
    Trinity River Campus (300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth)
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 26; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst)
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  •  Thursday, Nov. 17; 2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport (2301 Horizon Dr., Fort Worth)

 
FORT WORTH, Texas (September 21, 2016) – Tarrant County College is partnering with local employers to present career fairs at campuses throughout the area this fall. Events are free and open to the community.
 
Southeast Campus (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington) will host a job fair Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will take place in the Commons, in the main hallway near the information desk, and feature companies offering full-time, part-time, and temporary positions. For more information, contact Southeast Campus Career Services at 817-515-3592.
 
The following week, Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth) invites job seekers to an Employers on Campus event. Participating companies include Clayton Child Care Inc., Dillard’s, FedEx Ground, Lineage Logistics, Randstad temporary staffing and permanent placement service, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, UPS and Northwest YMCA. The fair will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the WSTU hallway. Northwest Campus Career Services encourages job seekers to bring resumes and dress professionally. Employers have full-time and part-time positions available. For additional details, contact Northwest Campus Career Services at 817-515-7785.
 
A job fair focused on part-time and seasonal positions is set for Wednesday, Sept. 28, at South Campus (5301 Campus Dr., Fort Worth). The event will take place 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the SSTU dining hall and connect job seekers to 18 companies, including Six Flags Over Texas and GM Financial. Attendees should dress professionally and have copies of their résumé. Contact South Campus Career Services at 817-515-4551 with questions.
 
Career events continue next month at Trinity River Campus (300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth). On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, check out the job fair along the campus’s Main Street hallway. The event allows prospective applicants to meet with employers in an informal setting and learn about job and internship opportunities. Those not ready to apply can network with recruiters and find out about requirements and upcoming openings. More information is available through Trinity River Career Services at 817-515-0870.
 
Fall Fest at Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst) will include a casual, outdoor recruitment fair. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, on the lawn near the NSTU Building. Approximately 10 employers and four branches of the military will be on hand. For more information, contact Northeast Campus Career Services at 817-515-6692.
 
Individuals pursuing in a career in the fields of aviation, transportation and logistics are invited to attend a specialty job fair 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport (2301 Horizon Dr., Fort Worth) expects up to two dozen employers, with full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Aviation, transportation and logistics employers are invited to participate
 
The event will take place in Room 1201 at the Hadley Center of Excellence; organizers encourage job seekers to dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé. Need résumé help? Northwest Campus Career Services will hold a résumé writing workshop before the job fair. It is set for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hadley Center of Excellence’s Learning Resource Center (OWTL 1104). The workshop is open to all. Employers and job seekers may contact Carmen Wise with the Hadley Center of Excellence at 817-515-7267 or carmen.wise@tccd.edu for more information.
 

New Transit Service to Alliance Area Enhances Access to TCC’s Aviation, Logistics and Transportation Programs

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority set to begin bus service Sept. 26, opening training opportunities to more residents
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FORT WORTH, Texas (August 30, 2016) – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) will soon begin bus service to Tarrant County College’s Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Logistics and Transportation at Alliance Airport—creating new opportunities for residents across the area to access high-demand career training programs.
 
FWTA will serve the Alliance area through an extension of Route 63, which starts in Downtown Fort Worth, and the new Route 64, which provides express service between Denton and Fort Worth. Route 64 will provide arrivals and departures throughout the day and evening, while Route 63 is designed to serve commuters in the morning and afternoon peak travel times. Stops at the Hadley Center of Excellence begin Sept. 26 and will allow riders to attend class in TCC’s aviation, logistics and transportation programs as well as access other area businesses.
 
TCC began working with FWTA to establish the route when the College acquired the Alliance facility in 2012. Students, faculty and staff provided feedback on transit needs during the development of FWTA’s Transit Master Plan, which will guide service in the coming years.
 
FWTA President/CEO Paul Ballard said public input, such as TCC’s support for the Alliance route, was key in formulating the Transit Master Plan. “We spent a year gathering feedback on our services and listening to what is important to our communities and our riders. As we continue to implement the Master Plan, we are working with funding partners to implement services in more areas to increase service for more people. TCC’s Andre McEwing, our board vice chair, was very instrumental in making this all happen.”
 
“Public transportation supports students as they strive to meet their educational and career goals,” said Elva LeBlanc, Ph.D., president of Northwest Campus. “Currently, Tarrant County College students have limited transportation options to the Hadley Center of Excellence. We believe that the introduction of bus service to the Alliance area will contribute to greater access to higher education for students throughout Tarrant County.”
 
2014SP_NW_aviation_9620The Hadley Center of Excellence trains students for careers as pilots, aircraft maintenance specialists, dispatchers, distribute on managers and more. Significant employment growth in these careers is projected for Tarrant County and beyond. The worldwide aviation industry, for example, is expected to need nearly 1.3 million new commercial pilots and maintenance technicians in the next two decades, according to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast.
 
At 163,500 square feet, the Hadley Center of Excellence is the largest aviation education facility in Texas. Students learn with professional training equipment, including a fuselage mockup of a G-280 Gulfstream aircraft donated by Gulf Aerospace and aircraft windows donated by Southwest Airlines. Logistics students use a warehouse laboratory with an on-demand warehouse management system.
 
A regular day pass for FWTA buses is $3.50; the price for a monthly pass is $45 for students and Alliance-area employees, and $60 for others. Reduced fares may also be available. Call FWTA Customer Service at 817-215-8600 for details. FWTA riders will be able to check their routes at www.fwta.org and track buses in real time by selecting “Fort Worth The T” at www.nextbus.com or on the NextBus app.
 
The Transit Master Plan also calls for future service to TCC’s Northwest, Northeast and Southeast campuses as funding becomes available and community partnerships are formed. Read the Master Plan at www.TMasterPlan.org and watch for social media updates tagged with #MasterPlanInAction.
 

TCC Hosts Women Airforce Service Pilots at CEATL

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 19, 2016)
 
WHAT:
For the second consecutive year, Tarrant County College is recognizing six veterans of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women to fly American military aircraft and arguably, individuals who forever changed the role of women in aviation.
 
TCC has invited elected, community and industry leaders from the area to be in attendance when the veterans tour a Beechcraft E183-9700, the personal plane of Jacqueline Cochran, founder and director of the WASP program. Curt Landrum, TCC retired associate aviation professor and current adjunct instructor, has led a team of volunteers to restore the aircraft that TCC acquired in 1985.
 
Restoration efforts began during the summer of 2012 with volunteers who worked most Saturdays and secured donated parts and materials whenever possible.
 
WHEN:
Friday, May 27
10 a.m. to noon
 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics (CEATL)
Alliance Airport
2301 Horizon Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76177
 
BACKGROUND:
WASPs served with honor and distinction under Director Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran and flew 60 million flying hours in direct support to the United States during WWII.
 
Honorees are:

  • Nell Bright, Class 43-W-7
  • Shutsy Reynolds, Class 44-W-5
  • Polly White, Class 44-W-5
  • Shirley Kruse, Class 44-W-6
  • Bee Haydu, Class 44-W-7
  • Kay Hilbrandt, Class 44-W-10
     
    NOTE: HONOREES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS. Media planning to cover this event should call 817-515-1542 to confirm attendance.

 

TCC Hosts Senior Preview Day at Five Campuses and CEATL

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2015)
 
WHAT:
Tarrant County College is preparing high school seniors to take advantage of its year-long College Access Program that helps students meet the deadlines necessary to ensure they are ready to enroll in college after earning their high school diplomas in 2016.
 
Students will be able to visualize themselves in college after meeting with TCC faculty, student service staff and by touring a TCC campus where they will see the broad range of post-high school career options they might consider pursuing through educational programs at TCC.
 
These students also will be given information about the affordability of TCC tuition – just $885 for 15 college hours – and the breadth and depth of TCC’s programs, which are taught by many of the same professors also teaching at area four-year colleges and universities.
 
From now until they graduate, TCC will assist area seniors with completing the admissions application, preparing for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Test, financial aid and follow-up assistance to ensure they complete the enrollment process. Each TCC college access coordinator will work with students from specific Tarrant County schools. Coordinators will spend numerous hours on high school campuses and at area college nights to ensure Tarrant County students are introduced into the college-going culture.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 6
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
WHERE:
TCC campuses and addresses are:
 
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst
 
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy. and the Center of Excellence for Aviation Transportation and Logistics (CEATL), 2301 Horizon Drive
 
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington
 
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive
 
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle
 

Gulfstream Aircraft Training Mock-up Donation Expands TCC Aviation Program

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 19, 2015)
 
WHAT:
As part of its commitment to providing the most relevant training possible to students in its aviation program, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics (CEATL) has partnered with Gulf Aerospace to expand its program by including a Fuselage Mock-up of a G-280 Gulfstream Aircraft.
 
The portable mock-up includes a completely powered fuselage mounted on a flatbed trailer. The systems are displayed so they can be recognized and observed while in use. This complex fuselage will be used to train TCC students and educate students from elementary to high school and the general public at various air shows about career opportunities in aviation.
 
Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream, parent company of Gulf Aerospace, has manufactured business and personal aviation equipment since 1958. Gulfstream operates facilities on four continents, employing more than 15,000 people worldwide. The Dallas facility completes the manufacturing of the mid-cabin aircraft. Dallas staff, who serve on the CEATL advisory board, coordinated the donation.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, Aug. 20
12:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics (CEATL)
Alliance Airport
2301 Horizon Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76177
 
OTHER DONATION:
Earlier this year, TCC’s aviation program at CEATL received 80 737 aircraft windows from Southwest Airlines. The donation moved TCC’s structural element training to a more sophisticated level.
 
EVENT CONTACTS:
Joe McCourt, director of aviation, 817-515-7263
Darrell Irby, aviation department chair, 817-515-7358
 

Camp exposing high schoolers to aviation careers takes wing through UNT-TCC partnership

What:
The Federal Aviation Administration is co-sponsoring the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Program, a five-day, hands-on camp exposing 11th- and 12th-grade high school students to aviation and aerospace careers. It comes to North Texas thanks to a new collaboration between the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College.
 
When:
June 15 – 19 (Monday – Friday). 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Where:
Alliance Airport at 2221 Alliance Blvd. in Fort Worth and the TCC Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at 2301 Horizon Dr. in Fort Worth.
 
Registration:
Cost is $400 per student with a limited number of scholarships available. To register, contact Mark Loud at Mark.Loud@tccd.edu or 817-515-7248.
 
Media: Contact Monique Bird at Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782 or Rita L.B. Parson at Rita.Parson@tccd.edu or 817-515-1543.
 
DENTON (UNT), Texas — From studying aerodynamics and meteorology to calculating fuel plans to actually flying an airplane, local 11th- and 12th-grade students will explore the possibilities in aviation and aerospace careers at the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Program, June 15-19 (Monday – Friday) in Fort Worth. The Federal Aviation Administration co-sponsors the hands-on camp and will bring it to North Texas through a new collaboration between the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College.
 
Popular nationwide as a way to propel a younger generation into aviation careers, the camp is held several times each summer by some organizations; however, the ACE program has never fully taken off in Texas.
 
TCC and UNT are teaming up to change that – while also taking advantage of nearby opportunities.
 
“A lot of these camps, even the university-affiliated ones, are not close to any airports, but we have 14 airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, making this a prime learning lab for students to experience aviation career opportunities,” said Steve Joiner, aviation logistics lecturer at UNT. “Specifically, at Alliance Airport, students will be able to see and interact with the facility’s flight simulators, air traffic control tower, maintenance facilities and hangars. It’s great for students to really get a feel for the industry, see if they’re interested in pursuing a career in this field and ultimately understand the collegiate path they’ll need to take to get there.”
 
Campers will spend five days learning the physics of how planes fly, competing with drone quad copters, building model gliders, learning about the design and maintenance of aircraft and flying with an experienced flight instructor and computer flight simulators.
 
“Many of us became interested in aviation from a family member or a friend. This ACE camp will expose high school juniors and seniors to this great world we love — aviation,” said Joseph McCourt, TCC’s aviation director. “A career in aviation can go in a hundred different directions. It is our hope that our camp will convince some young men and women that aviation is their career path.”
 
The camp will take place June 15 – 19 (Monday – Friday) in Fort Worth at Alliance Airport, located at 2221 Alliance Blvd. and the TCC Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics, located at 2301 Horizon Drive.
 
Cost is $400 per student with a limited number of scholarships available. To register, contact Mark Loud at Mark.Loud@tccd.edu or 817-515-7248.