The Ontario Campus
The 90 acre campus sits near the center of Ontario, Oregon, providing easy access for city residents. Major campus attractions include residence halls, a professional-technical complex, a gymnasium/athletic complex and opening January 2013 a state of the art science center. The College is also the site of the Malheur County/Oregon State University Extension Service and the Eastern Oregon University Outreach Center.
Students at TVCC have easy access to shopping areas, movie theaters, restaurants, and a number of cultural and recreational facilities. Ontario maintains a small-town atmosphere while serving as a commercial, recreational, medical, and industrial center for Malheur County and the surrounding area. The city is located in the Treasure Valley, near the Snake River and little more than a mile from the Idaho border. Boise is 55 miles away and brings a cosmopolitan flavor to the valley. The area is well known for outdoor activities. Students can quickly drive to excellent skiing, hunting, fishing and hiking sites.
The Heinz Ore-Ida Sports Complex, located at TVCC, is a top local venue for team sports such as baseball, softball, tennis, and soccer. Many regional school and community athletic events are held at the complex.
The Four Rivers Cultural Center (FRCC) and museum opened its doors on the TVCC Campus in 1997. This first-class facility also houses the Student Services Center, the Testing Center, the Performing Arts department, and the College Bookstore. The performing arts center, with a seating capacity of more than 600, is a major part of the complex.
The FRCC can host large conferences and community events. It is dedicated to enhancing the appreciation and respect for all cultures. The contributions of early settlers to the region are featured, including those from ethnic groups such as the Basques, Japanese Americans, Northern Paiutes, and Hispanics. The Horace and Roa Arment Indian Artifact Collection is maintained and displayed at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. The display features a variety of arrowheads, stone tools, and other artifacts of native american culture.
The Caldwell Center is a satellite of TVCC and has provided a progressively diverse range of courses to southwest Idaho residents since 2003. Courses offered through the Caldwell Center include college preparation, college transfer and professional-technical classes. Students at the Caldwell Center are typically enrolled in courses leading to a degree, with the majority of students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university in Idaho or Oregon.
The Caldwell Center offers a broad menu of student services which include academic advising, placement testing, class registration, financial aid assistance, and career planning. In addition, students have free access to tutorial support as well as student activities. The relatively small size of the Caldwell Center allows students to experience a personal, supportive learning environment. Classes are scheduled throughout the day between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Classes are offered in traditional classrooms, via an interactive classroom connected with the Ontario campus, and over the web. Students may take classes at both the Caldwell Center and the Ontario campus.
TVCC's new Caldwell Center is located on the banks of Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell, at 205 S. 6th Ave - at the intersection of Blaine and 6th.
Community Outreach Center
The college provides outreach services throughout the region. Outreach centers are located in Harney County at the Burns Outreach Center, Lake County at the Lakeview Outreach Center and Warner Creek Correctional Institution (WCCI), and at the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) located in Ontario.
Outreach centers or sites provide services and classes in a variety of ways:
- Traditional classes are presented at specifically scheduled times and locations with an approved instructor.
- Non-traditional open entry/open exit classes or flexible schedules allow students to work at home or at a designated outreach center at their convenience.
- Distance Learning classes utilize computer or video technologies. A wide range of courses are offered in a variety of formats.
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