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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About TCC

Our Vision

An educated, employed, and thriving community

Our Beliefs and Values

  • You Belong Here - We foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that welcomes and respects everyone for who they are and who they will become.
  • Everyone Can Learn - We meet people where they are by creating a safe and supportive learning and working environment leading to success.
  • Community Is Our Middle Name - We build community, inside and out, through collaboration, service, sustainability, and social and financial responsibility.
  • Quality Education Is Affordable - We create a rigorous and engaging learning experience that provides exceptional value.
  • Excellence Is Our Culture - We live out excellence at every level by embracing change, always improving, and persisting to reach our full potential.

Our Mission

Building success through education

Our Function Within Our Community

As defined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, TCC’s function is to:

  • Provide general education for all students.
  • Provide education in several basic fields of university-parallel study for those students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Provide one and two-year programs of workforce development education to prepare individuals to enter the labor market.
  • Provide developmental education for students who lack required high school academic requirements for college admission or competency in the basic academic skills.
  • Provide both formal and informal programs of study especially designed for adults and out-of- school youth in order to serve the community generally with a continuing education opportunity.
  • Carry out programs of institutional research designed to improve the institution’s efficiency and effectiveness of operation.
  • Participate in programs of economic development independently or with universities to meet the needs of each institution’s geographic service area.


Tulsa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (800) 621-7440, www.hlcommission.org. The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is also approved by the federal government to offer education under the Social Security laws. Some programs at TCC receive accreditation approval from additional organizations or agencies. These programs are listed below.

Tulsa Community College is authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education located at 655 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104, telephone (405) 225-9100, to offer certificate, associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in applied science programs.

Tulsa Community College supports all accreditation processes for the purpose of program education and improvement in order to maximize student achievement. TCC recognizes that participation in the rigorous and detailed self-study activities necessary for accreditation assures quality programs that will reflect the preparation necessary for our graduates to successfully transition to the workplace.

Tulsa Community College continuously strives to maintain good standing with each accrediting organization or agency by voluntarily complying with all accreditation criteria. This includes the timely submission of required fees and any documentation requested by the accrediting agency. Tulsa Community College will also notify the appropriate accrediting body of any changes in program leadership, administrative structure, significant decreases in resources available to the program, substantive changes in class size, curriculum pattern or the establishment of an expansion program.

Cardiovascular Technology (Fully Approved)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology
(978) 456-5594 1449 Hill Street, Whitinsville, MA 01488
(978) 456-5594

Child Development (Fully Approved)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
(202) 232-8777 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005
(Fully Approved)

Dental Hygiene (Fully Approved) Approval without Reporting Requirements
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800.232.6108 or 312.440.4653

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Fully Approved)
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP),
upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

(727) 210-2350


(443) 973-3251 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Health Information Technology (Fully Approved)
Associate Degree Program
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
(312) 235-3255 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100 Chicago, IL 60601

Coding & Reimbursement Specialist Certificate Program (Fully Approved)
American Health Information Management Association
(800) 335-5535 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150 Chicago, IL 60601-5809

Medical Laboratory Technology (Fully Approved)
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(773) 714-8880 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5199

Nursing (Fully Approved)
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
(405) 962-1800 2915 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
(404) 975-5000 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Fully Approved)
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
(301) 652-2682 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449 www.acoteonline.org

Phlebotomy Certificate (Fully Approved)
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(773) 714-8880 5600 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5199

Physical Therapist Assistant (Fully Approved)
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
(703) 706-3245 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

Radiography (Fully Approved)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
(312) 704-5300 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606

Respiratory Care (Fully Approved)
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
(631) 912-7920 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690

Veterinary Technology (Fully Approved)
American Veterinary Medical Association/Committee on Vet. Tech. Education & Activities
Headquarters: (800) 248-2862 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

General Information

College Overview

Tulsa Community College is a premier two-year college that combines exciting campus life with the academic excellence to prepare for a four-year university or new career. TCC was established in 1970, and through four fully equipped campuses in the Tulsa area, along with community campuses and satellite locations throughout Tulsa County, the College serves more than 22,000 students annually.

The largest two-year college in Oklahoma, TCC has the state’s largest enrollment of high school concurrent students and leads in offering online credit. TCC students can take advantage of the Tulsa Achieves program, which offers free tuition to Tulsa County high school graduates, take part in Honors Program and study abroad opportunities, and transfer to a four-year school under one of 70+ transfer program agreements.

TCC is consistently ranked in the top two percent of community colleges nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines. TCC serves more students in higher education in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university. The College is regularly among the state’s top three institutions in first-time college freshman enrollment.

TCC has four campuses in operation: the Metro Campus, located in the heart of downtown Tulsa; the Northeast Campus, located at Apache and North Harvard; the Southeast Campus, located at 81st and Highway 169; and the West Campus, at 7505 W. 41st St. In addition, the Education Outreach Center at 21st and Garnett provides a variety of services to students in East Tulsa; the Owasso Community Campus serves students living in Owasso and neighboring communities; and the Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center serves students living in Jenks and the surrounding communities.

The primary reasons for TCC’s growth are:

  • Wide variety of courses
  • Qualified and dedicated faculty
  • Emphasis on student learning
  • Low cost
  • Day, evening, and weekend classes
  • Located close to home and/or work
  • Career guidance and academic advising
  • Job placement service
  • Comprehensive services for part-time as well as for full-time students

The College provides programs of study for people who are:

  • Preparing to transfer to the junior level at a four-year college or university
  • Preparing for specific occupational careers
  • Retraining or updating in specific career skills
  • Seeking continuing education opportunities
  • Needing developmental programs in basic skills

Tulsa Community College programs are designed to prepare students for advanced studies or careers in their chosen fields of interest. For many students, the College remains an ongoing source of continuing education.

Why Should I Go To Tulsa Community College?

You don’t have to leave home or friends to get a good college education. You can find it right here. Tulsa Community College, one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the country, has a reputation for offering academic quality at a reasonable cost. Our faculty members dedicate themselves to teaching and offer students the individual attention needed in any academic pursuit. Our many choices in courses give you flexibility to explore your interests.

Can I Get Financial Aid?

Financial aid is designed to supplement the financial resources of the student and student’s parent(s). Financial aid is available through grants, scholarships, loans and part-time employment, funded by federal, state, institutional and private sources. At TCC, the Financial Aid and Scholarships office is available to assist qualified students to meet the costs of their education. TCC offers tuition waivers and/or scholarships to eligible students. For more information, visit the financial aid section of TCC’s website: www.tulsacc.edu/finaid.

What Degrees Are Offered?

Tulsa Community College awards three degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science. Each degree requires the completion of a program of study totaling a minimum of 60 credit hours. A full-time student can complete degree requirements in two years, but many of our students are employed and take longer. TCC also offers shorter Certificate of Achievement programs designed for students who are not currently studying for an associate degree but who want certification that they have completed a program of study.

Who Can Attend?

You are eligible to enroll at Tulsa Community College if you are a graduate of an accredited high school or at least 18 years of age and capable of benefiting from the courses offered. Special permission may be granted to others. Prior to registration, your official transcripts should be sent to: Tulsa Community College, College Registrar, Attn: Transcripts, 909 S. Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119, directly from the high school or college you previously attended.

What If I Enroll and Then Can’t Attend?

Students who enroll at Tulsa Community College and are not able to attend should follow the published withdrawal or drop procedures. It is the student’s responsibility to be sure that unwanted courses are dropped.

Will My Courses Transfer?

All state-supported public four-year colleges and universities in Oklahoma have an agreement with Tulsa Community College defined in Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy. This agreement means that if you earn the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Tulsa Community College, you automatically satisfy the general education requirements of these four-year colleges or universities.  Any student who wants to be assured that a specific course, group of courses, or degree program will transfer for equivalent credit should work with a TCC academic advisor or contact the senior transfer institution for academic advisement. Many courses in Certificate of Achievement or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs will also transfer. Again, students who want to be assured that a specific course, group of courses, or workforce degree program will transfer for equivalent credit should work with a TCC academic advisor or contact the senior transfer institution for academic advisement.

What About Student Life?

Student Life provides a multitude of programs in the areas of education, recreation, entertainment, discounts, and services. Students can participate in leadership development, intramural sports, free movies, family events, lectures and discount tickets - just to name a few. The Student Union on each campus provides a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Students can also get involved in Student Government Association (SGA) or join any of the student organizations offered on each campus. Most activities are free and designed to enhance the social, recreational, and educational aspects of your college life. Each campus has a Fitness Center where students may take classes or engage in independent fitness activities.

Day, Evening, and Weekend Classes

Tulsa Community College operates on a daytime, evening, and weekend schedule to serve both full- and part-time students from the Greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area. The College’s flexible schedule is designed to offer a wide range of courses at various times for students with different educational interests and work hours. Students can choose from classes that are 16 weeks long (one term) or from those scheduled for shorter periods, including eight- and four-week terms. In addition, many courses are offered online.

Summer Classes

The College offers a summer program in professional, occupational, and general education for: (1) current TCC students; (2) high school graduates who plan to attend TCC or another college or university during the fall; (3) Tulsa area students who are home from other colleges or universities for summer vacation; and (4) high school students ranked as juniors or seniors (see concurrent enrollment for high school students) who intend to accelerate their collegiate program to reduce their academic load during the fall and spring terms. Students attending another college should coordinate Tulsa Community College classes with their primary college.

The summer term consists of one eight-week session, day and evening, usually beginning during the first week of June, with each daytime class meeting two or four times a week (depending on the scheduled time), and evening classes meeting twice a week. Shorter courses are also available within the eight-week summer term.

Student Enrollment and Achievement Data

The number of students enrolled in Tulsa Community College collegiate credit classes for the academic year 2019-20 was 22,568*. Of these students, 32% were enrolled full-time and 68% were enrolled part-time.  Approximately 2% of those enrolled in credit programs already possessed a baccalaureate or higher degree.  53% of the students are 21 years of age or less, 39% are between the ages of 22-39 years, and 8% are 40 or older.

*unduplicated, collegiate credit seeking student enrollment for the academic year.