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College History

Treasure Valley Community College, operating under the authority of Chapter 341 of the Oregon Revised Statutes, is committed to serving all constituents within its district and service area. The College opened in the fall of 1962. Classes were originally scheduled at Ontario High School during the late afternoon and early evening. The first TVCC commencement was held the following spring when students enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing program graduated. Since then TVCC has grown to 14 major buildings, including the Laura Moore Cunningham Science Center, which officially opened its doors in 2013.

Growth has not altered the TVCC approach to education. Caring, competent instructors and staff welcome all students to excellent, affordable educational opportunities in a pleasant rural setting. The College continues to grow and flourish, always seeking to meet the needs of its community.

The rural campus occupies 90 acres on the western edge of the Treasure Valley. The nearby Four Rivers Cultural Center houses the Meyer-McLean theater used by the college to present plays, concerts, and for other purposes.

TVCC also provides outreach services in Harney County at the Burns Outreach Center, the Warner Creek Correctional Institution in Lakeview, and at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario.