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    Tulsa Community College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 College Catalog 
  
2017-2018 College Catalog

Student Affairs



Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office on each TCC campus provides services designed for student success. Professional Advisors help students with choice of major, degree planning, course selection, prerequisite and placement requirements for courses, final graduation checks and transfer college information. Academic Advising is required and available on campus as well as online for online learning students.

Bursar Office

Any student needing assistance with their student account can contact the bursar office on any campus. This would include refunds, payment plans, and any questions regarding student accounts.

Call 2000

By calling the TCC Help Desk, students and potential students can find information about financial aid, enrollment, advisement and more. Our goal is to serve students as best we can with one call. To contact Call2000, simply call (918) 595-2000. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. During the months of June and July Call2000 closes at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and is closed on Saturdays.

Campus Information

There are many ways in which the student can keep abreast of the various programs and activities on campus. They include announcements made by faculty members in class, information on bulletin boards scattered throughout each of the campuses, and the TCC Connection newspaper. In addition, the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar are posted on the TCC website (www.tulsacc.edu). Monthly activities calendars are available in the Student Life Office on each campus.

Campus Safety

Campus Police

TCC Campus Police provides an environment conducive to protection, safety and public service for a culturally diverse college community.  TCC Campus Police is committed to protecting lives, property and rights of all people, maintaining order, and enforcing the law impartially.  To fulfill our mission, we work within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and will strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct at all times.  Campus Police provide numerous services as a routine part of College operations.  Included in these services are personal escorts to ensure the safety of students and staff.  The Campus “Lost and Found” is located in the Campus Police office at each campus.

Annual Notification of Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

TCC Campus Police complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 USC § 1092(f), by publishing an Annual Security Report.  The report is a compilation of crime statistics, as well as procedures and programs for preventing and dealing with incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and substance abuse. The report also contains security policy statements regarding timely notification of criminal activity, including sexual assault policies which assure basic victim’s rights, details about the law enforcement authority of Campus Police officers, and where students should go to report crimes.  The report is also available on the web at www.tulsacc.edu/campus-life/campus-safety.  A paper copy can be requested at any Campus Police office.

Drug and Alcohol Free Environment

The Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 became effective March 18, 1989, and by Executive Proclamation of the Governor of Oklahoma, dated March 31, 1989, all Oklahoma agencies, boards and commissions are directed to adopt and issue policies implementing its provisions. In addition, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Part 86 of the Department of Education’s General Administrative Regulations require each institution of higher education to certify that it has developed and implemented a drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention program.

The Tulsa Community College Board of Regents has complied by enacting the following policy:

  • The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of drugs or alcohol in the workplace, on College property, or as part of College-sponsored activities is strictly prohibited. Provided however, the use of alcohol may be permitted by the College at College-sponsored or College-authorized activities as approved by the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer and the Vice President for Administration.
  • Students or employees who violate this policy are subject to both the institution’s sanctions and to criminal sanctions provided by federal, state, and local law.

The Board of Regents directs the President to develop procedures and programs to ensure compliance for the College community.

Legal References:
Executive Proclamation of Governor of Oklahoma dated March 31, 1989
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
Part 86 of the Department of Education’s General Administrative Regulations

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAPP)
Information related to the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program is distributed annually to employees and students; is available online through MyTCC; included in the student and employee handbooks; and is available for review in the following offices: Student Life, Human Resources and Campus Police.

Tobacco Free Environment Policy

Tulsa Community College prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco products on all property owned, leased or contracted for use by Tulsa Community College. This includes both indoor and outdoor areas such as, but not limited to, classrooms, laboratories, offices, work areas, vestibules, hallways, enclosed walkways, restrooms, elevators, stairwells, sidewalks, parking lots, and green spaces, etc. This policy also includes vehicles owned, leased, or rented for College business.

The prohibition includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, hookahs, e-cigarettes, vaping devices, dip, snuff, smokeless pouches, or any form of loose leaf or rolled tobacco. This policy can be found in its entirety online in the TCC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct.

Campus Store

The TCC Campus Stores are owned and operated by Tulsa Community College. Each campus has its own Campus Store. We are proud to be your source for course books and a variety of other items such as study aids, school supplies, backpacks, computer software, snacks, and gift merchandise. Each Campus Store also distributes caps and gowns for Commencement and coordinates orders for graduation announcements. Stop in and see for yourself everything your Campus Stores have to offer.

Career Services

Whether you are choosing a major, exploring occupations, or needing help with the job search process, Career Services can help! While Career Services offices are housed at Southeast Campus, our services are available to students at all TCC locations. We have a wide variety of resources available free of charge to current TCC students or graduates, including career planning tools to assist you in making a better informed career decision. You will have the opportunity to explore your interests, abilities, goals, and work-related values in addition to gathering information on various occupations. Designed to assist students, TCC graduates and employers with their employment needs, our services also include resume writing, interview preparation, and job search assistance.  More information is available online at www.tulsacc.edu/careerservices.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Dental hygiene care is provided by dental hygiene students under the supervision of licensed faculty. This service consists of cleaning, fluoride treatment, oral health education, x-rays and sealants. Fillings, extractions and prosthetic appliances are not available through the Clinic. Appointments can be made by calling (918) 595-7022. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in the Metro Philips Building, Room MP300.

Disability Resources

Tulsa Community College partners with students to provide access to educational opportunities in pursuit of academic success on all campuses through individualized accommodations. A variety of academic support resources are available to qualified students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. To request accommodations, complete the Accommodation Request Form using this link:  www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/disability-resources. The Education Access Center or the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing may also be contacted directly at the addresses indicated below:

Education Access Center
Tulsa Community College
Metro Campus
909 S. Boston Avenue, Room MC 331B
Tulsa, OK 74119-2095
(918) 595-7115 - Voice
Email: eac@tulsacc.edu

Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Tulsa Community College
Northeast Campus
3727 E. Apache, Room 2163
Tulsa, OK 74115-3151
(918) 595-7428 - Voice
(918) 595-7434 - TTY
(918) 894-5724 - VP
(918) 809-1864 - Text
Email: rcdhh@tulsacc.edu

Education Outreach Center

The Education Outreach Center at 21st and Garnett serves as a convenient, neighborhood bridge to college for anyone wishing to pursue higher education. At the center students can apply to TCC, complete college placement testing, enroll in TCC classes, and learn about financial aid.  You can call the Outreach Center at 918-595-2020.  For more information, visit www.tulsacc.edu/campus-locations/education-outreach-center.

Fitness Centers

The Fitness Centers at Tulsa Community College, located inside the Student Unions at the Metro, Northeast, Southeast, and West campuses, are available to all TCC students, full-time faculty, and staff. Currently enrolled credit students on all campuses may participate at any site at no charge.

Fitness Centers are open Monday through Friday and on Saturday at selected campuses, early morning to evening (although they will be closed when the College is closed). These centers feature basketball/volleyball courts, an indoor track, an aerobics room, a free weight room, as well as cardio and strength exercise areas.

Professional staff members are dedicated to assisting users as they work toward personal fitness goals. A wide variety of group fitness classes will be available to all users. For additional information, contact the Metro Fitness Center at (918) 595-7FIT (595-7348), Northeast Campus Fitness Center at (918) 595-8GYM (595-8496), Southeast Campus Fitness Center at (918) 595-8640 and West Campus Fitness Center (918) 595-8225.  Fitness Center hours and group class schedules are available at www.tulsacc.edu/campus-life/health-and-wellness/fitness-center-hours-and-group-fitness-schedules.

Food Services

Tulsa Community College offers a variety of food services for the convenience of TCC students and employees. Food and drink vending machines are also available in various locations on each campus.

Housing

Tulsa Community College does not operate residence halls or maintain listings of available housing for students. Students who do not reside in the area must make their own arrangements for housing.

Parking

Tulsa Community College attempts to provide adequate parking facilities for all of its students and staff. Parking is provided on each campus and is generally accessible during normal operating hours of the College. Parking is available for currently enrolled students for a nominal parking fee which is assessed on the basis of the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled during a given term. Parking on any TCC lot is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is intended for use by the student or staff member only while attending class or conducting college-related business on campus. Information about parking services and regulations is available in the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police Office located on each campus.

Student Conduct

Tulsa Community College’s Student handbook includes rules that address the responsibilities and conduct required of all TCC students. The Student Code of Conduct, Academic Code of Integrity, Sexual Misconduct, and other relevant policies are all accessible on the Internet at TCC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct.

Student Email and Portal

In order to assure timely and efficient communication, the College establishes e-mail as an acceptable means of official communication. All College students will be assigned an official College email account accessible through the MyTCC Student Portal (www.tulsacc.edu/mytcc). Official College communications may be sent to this account, including enrollment status, financial aid and classroom assignments. E-mail sent to this account is expected to be read in a timely fashion, except in circumstances where access to e-mail is impracticable.  

Faculty and staff may assume that a student’s official College email is a valid mechanism for communicating with that student. Account holders who choose to have e-mail forwarded to another e-mail address do so at their own risk. An account holder’s failure to receive or read, in a timely manner, official College communications sent to an official e-mail account does not absolve the account holder from knowing and complying with the content of the official communication.

Student Life

The Student Life program is designed to provide each student the opportunity to participate in significant educational and developmental programs designed with intentional outcomes of supporting students’ achievement of their educational goals. Opportunities are available for students to develop leadership, responsibility, and social skills through participation in numerous programs and events at the College. The students, faculty, and staff are kept aware of these activities via calendars, social media, the TCC website, and bulletin boards. Information is also available at Student Life on each campus.

Educational and Co-Curricular Programs

Special workshops and interest sessions are periodically offered throughout each term. These activities are coordinated through Student Life. They include such topics as “Study Skills,” “Test-Taking Techniques,” “Stress Management,” and other areas of student interest.

Educational and Entertainment Programs

A variety of activities such as films, music presentations, various entertainers, lectures, exhibits, trips, contests, discussions, workshops, and family-oriented programs are presented throughout the year by the Office of Student Life. They are scheduled with input from both students and faculty members. Anyone wishing to suggest programs should contact the Office of Student Life on any campus.

Fitness Programs and Activities

The recreational program is designed to meet the needs of TCC students regardless of age, skill or ability. It offers students the opportunity to participate in team and individual sports and enjoy the benefits of physical activity, group cooperation, and spirit. Intramural sports offered during the year include basketball, soccer, volleyball, billiards, table tennis, and others, as interest dictates. Both intramural leagues and tournaments are planned in these various sports. Dates, times, locations, and entry requirement information is available at Student Life. Questions concerning the recreational program should be referred to Student Life or the Fitness Center at the Metro, Northeast, Southeast, or West Campus.

Discounts and Services

A variety of discounts and services is available at Student Life on each campus. Items offered include discount tickets for area movie theatres, athletic event tickets, area theme park tickets, and memberships to the Philbrook Museum of Art and Gilcrease Museum.

Student Organizations

Student organizations provide opportunities for students to broaden their experiences, develop leadership abilities, provide a sense of responsibility, and give service to the College and community. Individuals interested in starting a student organization should contact Student Life on any campus.  Current student organizations are listed below and more information can be found at www.tulsacc.edu/campus-life/clubs-and-organizations.

Student Government Association

Each student who enrolls at TCC, full time or part time in credit courses, automatically becomes a member of the student body. This entitles a student to vote in student elections and to take part in student activities. The representative governing group of the student body is the Student Government Association (SGA). All students enrolled in at least six credit hours who are in good standing with the College are eligible for SGA membership. The SGA represents the students at TCC in matters related to campus life. The SGA also coordinates various programs for the student body. All students are encouraged to take an active part in Student Government Association and campus activities. Questions concerning SGA activities or elections should be referred to Student Life.

Metro Campus

African American Student Association (AASA) • American Dental Hygienist’s Association • Chinese Language Association • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Organization • French Language Association • Hispanic Student Association • Japanese Language Association • Journalism & Mass Communications Student Organization (JMCSO) • Phi Beta Lamda • Phi Theta Kappa (Omega Alpha Chapter) • Russian Language Association • Student Art Association • Student Association of Respiratory Therapy (SART) • Student Association of Paralegals & Legal Assistants (SAPLA) • Student Government Association (SGA) • Student Nurses Association • Student Nurse Christian Fellowship • Students of Occupational Therapy Assistant Club (SOTA) • Students of Physical Therapy Assistant Club • Student Radiologic Technologist Association (SRTA) • Student Veterans Association • TRIO Student Association • TCC Swing Dance Club

Northeast Campus

African American Student Association (AASA) • Amateur Radio Club • American Sign Language (ASL) Club • Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) • Behavioral Science Association (BSA) • Fire Protection Association • Horticulture Association • International Association • Italian Association • Phi Beta Lambda • Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Zeta Alpha Chapter) • Silent Friends Club • Spanish Club • Speech/Forensics Club • Student Government Association (SGA) Total Addiction Counseling & Knowledge from Life Experiences (TACKLE) • Student Veterans Association

Southeast Campus

Baptist Collegiate Ministry • Chi Alpha • Christians in Action • Club of Medical & Natural Sciences • Future Medical Technologist’s Club • German Club • Hispanic Student Association • Interior Design Club • International Student Support Coalition • Japanese Language Club • Living Poets Society • Muslim Student Association • Phi Beta Lambda • Psychology Club • Phi Theta Kappa • Secular Student Alliance • Spanish Club • Student Firm Association • Student Music Association • Student Theatre Association • Student Government Association (SGA) • Student Veterans Association • Gamers of TCC • Phi Beta Lamda • Student Historical Society • Speech/Forensics Club

West Campus

Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) • Hispanic Student Association (HSA) • Native American Student Association (NASA) • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) • Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Theta Epsilon Chapter) (PTK) • Professional Association of Childhood Educators (PACE) • Sci-Pi Scientist Club • Student Government Association (SGA) • Student Veterans Association (SVA) • Veterinary Technology Student Association (VTSA)

Student Unions

The Student Union on each campus meets a variety of student needs. The Campus Store, dining facility (“Campus Cafe”), and Student Life in each Union are available along with student lounges and meeting areas.

Testing Services

The Testing staff administers and interprets a wide variety of tests which can help students in numerous ways. For a complete list of testing services, visit www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/testing-services. Some of the testing programs available through the Testing Centers include:

ACT Assessment

ACT Assessment results may be used by TCC Academic Advisors to place students in courses appropriate to their skill level. Also, certain programs at TCC require the ACT as part of their application process. The National ACT test is administered on specific dates, open to anyone, and the scores can be reported to colleges other than Tulsa Community College. The Residual ACT Test is administered on-campus for enrolled and admitted TCC students who were unable to test on a national test date. Results are reported only to TCC. Information about the ACT and a testing schedule is available from the Northeast Campus Testing Center by telephone at (918) 595-7534 or online at www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/testing-services.

Advanced Standing Credit by Exam

Students who believe they are qualified to earn college credit as a result of previous training or experience may do so by taking either the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams or TCC departmental exams. CLEP may not be used for foreign language except Spanish and French. Additional information is available at Credit by Prior Learning assessment  in this catalog and at www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/testing-services.

ESL Placement Examination

Students for whom English is a second language and who do not meet the required TOEFL scores, may study English as a Second Language after taking the TCC ESL Placement test. To schedule a free testing appointment, please call (918) 595-8411, Multi-Cultural Language Center, Northeast Campus, www.tulsacc.edu/esl.

General Educational Development Test (GED)

The GED is administered at the Northeast Campus to provide Certificates of High School Equivalency.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The TOEFL is administered monthly at the Testing Center on the Northeast Campus at the beginning of each semester to meet state guidelines for the admission of students for whom English is a second language. Information about the TOEFL and a testing schedule is available from the NEC Testing Center, by telephone at (918) 595-7534 or online at tulsacc.edu/student-resources/testing-services.

TRiO

If you are the first in your family to go to college or fit other eligibility requirements, you can benefit from TRiO at TCC.

The TRIO Programs (TRiO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to a bachelor’s degree and beyond. 

TCC offers two TRiO programs that are funded by the U.S. Department of Education:

The Educational Opportunity Centers program can provide you with counseling and information on college admissions – to TCC or another college or university. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the college application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions. 

The TRiO Student Support Services program provides students who have already been admitted to TCC with opportunities for academic development, assistance with basic college requirements and support while working toward the successful completion of their college degrees. The mission of TRiO SSS at TCC is to encourage student success and progress through a supportive college environment. The overall program goal is to increase the persistence, graduation and transfer rates of TRiO students. Selection to the program includes an application and interview process.  Program services are offered at no cost to students.

For more information on TRiO please visit the TCC Trio programs web page at www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/trio.

Veterans Support Services

Tulsa Community College takes great pride in providing outstanding support services for veterans and their families. TCC maintains a fulltime Office of Veterans Support Services located in the northeast campus academic building in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. This office provides and maintains the following services:

  • Veteran Students of America Association
  • Veteran Students Support office on each campus. (handicap accessible with study area, computers, tv and lounge area, and staff for one-on-one mentoring)
  • Veteran students academic & support services including advisors trained to assist with veteran student issues or concerns
  • Veteran students retention assistance specialist
  • Comprehensive veterans outreach services
  • Battle buddy program
  • Academic strategies for veterans
  • Special events & guest speakers

Find additional information about services that may available to you at Veterans Support Services.

Wellness Services

Wellness Services exists to empower each student to pursue optimal health, wellbeing, academic success, and to support healthy learning environments through education and service. Wellness Services provides short-term counseling for students and connection to community resources. In addition, they provide college wide health education programming and training to students, faculty and staff.  For more information about on campus services, please contact 918-595-7269 or 918-595-7270.   TCC students also have access to Business Health Services (BHS) Student Assistance Program. The Student Assistance Program services are a free college-sponsored benefit that provides you with easily accessible, safe and highly confidential means to help with personal or professional problems that may interfere with school or family responsibilities. Contact BHS by calling 1-800-327-2251 and you will be immediately connected to a BHS “Care Coordinator,” a master’s level counselor ready to assist you.  More information about TCC Wellness Services is available at www.tulsacc.edu/campus-life/health-and-wellness/wellness-services.