EXPANDING EDUCATION OPTIONS: From left, Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Stacey Butterfield stands with NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden and TCC President and CEO Leigh B. Goodson in April at the opening of TCC’s Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center, at the Richard L. Jones, Jr. Airport in Jenks.
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On Apr. 22, Tulsa Community College administrators and community leaders celebrated the opening of TCC’s Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center, at the Richard L. Jones, Jr. Airport in Jenks.
purchased the building in 2012 and began renovations in 2015. The 55,000-square-foot facility is home to TCC’s $1.4 million air traffic control classroom; a simulation lab that includes a full-motion flight training simulator and two other aviation simulators; and a fleet of six technically-advanced aircraft for students in the professional pilot program.
Students will also be able to take a number of general education classes on site, and this fall, more than 100 Jenks High School students will be concurrently enrolled in college classes at .
“We are proud to broaden our commitment to aviation sciences education to keep pace with industry standards,” President and Leigh B. Goodson says. “TCC has been supportive and responsive of Tulsa’s aerospace and aviation industry community for the past 45 years.”
In recent years, has averaged nearly 40 graduates a year in the aviation sciences academic programs.