Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Student Affairs

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office provides services to guide students toward achieving their educational goal. Professional advisors help students with choosing their major, degree planning, selecting courses, navigating prerequisite* and determining placement requirements for courses. Academic Advisors also assist with preparing for graduation and determining transfer goals. Degree-Seeking students are required to connect with their assigned academic advisor by appointment at least once per semester. Students without an assigned advisor may visit with any advisor during virtual or in person drop-in hours.

* Students can request a prerequisite override from their academic advisor based on completed or in-progress college courses that may allow them to enroll in a class for which they have not completed the established course sequence set forth by TCC. Syllabi from previously completed courses and official (or unofficial) transcripts may be required by academic advisors to submit the request. Students are encouraged to submit the required documentation at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the respective semester to ensure enrollment is completed before classes start.

Other documentation may be requested on an as-needed basis. Requests will be reviewed in a timely manner and keeping in mind the different parts of term. Approval or denial decisions are made by the academic school and based on the examination of the documentation provided.

Accessibility Resources

Tulsa Community College partners with students to provide access to equitable educational opportunities through individualized accommodations that foster student success. 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. The Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCDHH) is also a vital part of Accessibility Resources (AR) and is located at Northeast Campus in room AB224. To request accommodations, complete the Accommodation Request Form using this link: https://www.tulsacc.edu/ar.    Contact information for Accessibility Resources is below:

Accessibility Resources

Tulsa Community College
Northeast Campus
3727 E. Apache, AB224
Tulsa, OK 74115-3151
(918) 595-7428 - Voice
(918) 894-5724 - Video Phone
(918) 810-0292 - AR Text
(918) 809-1864  RCDHHText
Email: ar@tulsacc.edu
Email: rcdhh@tulsacc.edu


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.

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 or by downloading the free app at tulsacc.edu/presence.io

TCC Police

TCC Police Mission Statement

The Tulsa Community College Police Department endeavors to promote a safe environment in a manner that is fair, transparent, and respectful. We recognize the value in collaborating with our diverse community to improve the quality of life for those who work, study, or visit the Tulsa Community College.

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

TCC 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 TCC 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 TCC 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 using or being under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol in the workplace, on state 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; discussed during New Student Orientation, 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 operated by Barnes & Noble College.  BNED is a leading solutions provider for the education industry, driving affordability, access and achievement at hundreds of academic institutions nationwide and ensuring millions of students are equipped for success in the classroom and beyond. TCC Campus Stores 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 TCC 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

Career Development Specialists work with students to choose majors, explore occupations, prepare and search for jobs, and connect with employers in the Tulsa community.   Career Services are available to students at all campuses on a regularly scheduled basis. Students may explore 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 review, interview preparation, and job search assistance.  More information is available online at www.tulsacc.edu/careerservices.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

The Tulsa Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic provides only the following dental hygiene services: oral cleanings or non-surgical periodontal therapy depending on the patient’s oral health status; oral health education; x-rays, sealants, local anesthesia, and/or nitrous oxide sedation based on dentist authorization; fluoride treatments; desensitization of teeth; subgingival drug placement; and several other services within the dental hygiene scope of practice. All dental hygiene services are provided by students under the supervision of a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist. No dental services are provided in the Dental Hygiene Clinic such as: fillings, extractions, orthodontics, prosthetic appliances, etc. These types of services must be secured by the patient through another entity. 

Interested patients must schedule a new patient application appointment by calling (918) 595-7022. The new patient application appointment does not bind the Dental Hygiene Clinic to accept all patients; only patients that are appropriate for dental hygiene care in an educational facility will be accepted. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located at the Tulsa Community College Metro Campus on the third floor of the Alfred M. Philips Building at 909 S. Boston Avenue, Room MP 300, Tulsa, OK 74119.

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, learn about financial aid and My Dream scholarship, complete FAFSA, and get information about English as a Second Language classes.  You can call the Outreach Center at 918-595-2020.  Hablamos español. For more information, visit www.tulsacc.edu/campus-locations/education-outreach-center.

Fitness Centers

TCC Fitness Centers in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Tulsa are located inside the Student Unions at the Metro, Northeast, Southeast, and West campuses, are available to currently enrolled students, employees and community members. Enrolled credit students and employees may participate at any site at no charge.

Fitness Centers are open Monday through Friday and on Saturdays and Sundays 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,  Fitness Center hours 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 café (MC/SEC) and micromarket for the convenience of TCC students and employees. Food and drink vending machines are also available in various locations on each campus. 


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.

International Student Services 

International Student Services with offices on Northeast, and Southeast Campuses provides information, programs and services college-wide (on all campuses) that support student success for all students who are not U.S. citizens.  Staff assist students, including permanent residents, other immigrant visas, as well as non-immigrant visas, including F-1’s.  Services provided to all non-U.S. citizens include admission processing, records transfer, individual planning support, help understanding Immigration regulations, as well as cultural and community activities.  ISS encourages an international educational environment at Tulsa Community College for all students, faculty, and staff.  Contact International Student Services at (918) 595-7478 or iss@tulsacc.edu, or go to our webpage www.tulsacc.edu/iss for more information. 

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant visa students, such as F-1’s. F-1 visa students can only go to schools that are Federally authorized.   

Office of Student Success & Equity

The Office of Student Success & Equity collaborates with stakeholders across the college to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers students, staff and faculty to achieve their highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. Recognizing that historical circumstances and social structures produce imbalances in privilege, power, and opportunity, we strive to cultivate a Tulsa Community College climate that maximizes the potential of all our members. 

Behavioral Intervention and 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 Integrity, Sexual Misconduct, and other relevant policies are all accessible on the Internet at TCC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct.

The Office of Behavioral Intervention and Student Conduct coordinates the College’s Care reports via the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).  This team meets monthly to review cases and provide perspectives from respective expertise areas, discuss emerging themes, and collaborate on student resources to maximize preventive intervention.  Any member of the TCC community may report a student, staff, or faculty member who may be at risk or is displaying concerning behavior via Report It. The team determines what actions need to be taken to best support that person and the TCC community. 

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 (mytcc.tulsacc.edu). 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. Download the free app at tulsacc.edu/presence.io to get information any time. You may also search TCC Events in your phone’s app system.

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 Y@TCC has several opportunities to participate in intramural leagues and tournaments. Dates, times, and locations can be found by contacting the Y@TCC on any campus.

Museums Memberships

 Students may visit Philbrook Museum of Art and Gilgrease Museum at no charge.  Student ID is required for admission.

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. ALL individual organizations have been removed. The link above is kept current and lists them by College, not campus.

Metro Campus

African American Student Association (AASA) • American Dental Hygienist’s Association (ADHA) • Campus Activities Board (CAB) • Campus Ministry International • Chinese Language Association • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Organization • French Language Association • Hispanic Student Association • Journalism & Mass Communication Association • Native American Student Association (NASA) • Occupational Therapy Association • Phi Beta Lambda • Philosophy Club • Physical Therapy Assistants • Phi Theta Kappa (Omega Alpha Chapter) • Respiratory Care Club •  Student Art Association • 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 Wellness Advisory Board • TRIO Student Association

Northeast Campus

African American Student Association (AASA) • Amateur Radio Club • American Sign Language (ASL) Club • Aviation Club • Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) • Behavioral Science Association (BSA) ) • Campus Activities Board (CAB) • Campus Civitan Engineering Club • Fire Protection Association • Hispanic Student Association • International Association • National Society of Leadership and Success • Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Zeta Alpha Chapter) • Silent Friends Club • Speech/Forensics Club • Student Government Association (SGA) Total Addiction Counseling & Knowledge from Life Experiences (TACKLE) • Student Wellness Advisory Board • Student Veterans Association

Southeast Campus

Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) • Campus Activities Board (CAB) • Chi Alpha • Christians in Action • Delta Psi Omega • Forensics (Speech & Debate Team) • Future Medical Laboratory Technologies Club • Gamers of TCC • German Club • Health Careers Exploration • Hispanic Student Association • Interior Design Club • International Association • Investing Club • Japanese Club • Living Poets Society • Medical and Natural Sciences Club • Muslim Student Association • Phi Theta Kappa • Research and Scholarly Activities Club • Rock Climbing Club • Secular Student Alliance • Spanish Club • Student Film Association • Student Government Association (SGA) • Student Historical Society • Student Music Association • Student Wellness Advisory Board • TCC Pride

West Campus

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

Student Support Center (formerly call 2000)

The Student Support Center is available to aid current and potential students in finding information regarding Financial Aid, Enrollment, Advisement and much more. Our goal is to serve students with outstanding customer service as well as resolution’s to student’s questions.  To contact the Student Support Center, simply call (918) 595-2000 or email us at StudentSupportCenter@tulsacc.edu

Hours of operation are:

  • Monday- Friday 7:30am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday  8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Student Unions

The Student Union on each campus meets a variety of student needs. The Campus Store, dining facility (“Campus Cafe” MC/SEC only), 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/testing-services. Some of the testing programs available through the Testing Centers include:

On-Campus ACT (formerly Residual ACT)

The On-Campus ACT 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 On-Campus ACT is administered for admitted TCC students who were unable to test on a national test date. Results are reported only to TCC. Information about the On-Campus 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/testing-services.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The Institutional TOEFL is administered at the Testing Center on the Northeast Campus to meet state guidelines for the admission of students for whom English is a second language. Results are reported only to TCC.  Information about the Institutional TOEFL and a testing schedule is available from the Northeast Campus Testing Center, by telephone at (918) 595-7534 or online at www.tulsacc.edu/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. Additional information is available at Credit by Prior Learning Assessment  in this catalog and at www.tulsacc.edu/testing-services.

ESL Placement Testing

Students for whom English is a second language and who do not meet the required TOEFL or IELTS English Test scores, may study English as a Second Language after taking the TCC ESL Placement test. To schedule a free testing appointment, please call (918) 595-7536, The Language/ESL Center, Northeast Campuswww.tulsacc.edu/esl.

General Educational Development Test (GED)

The GED is administered at the Northeast and Metro Campuses to provide Certificates of High School Equivalency.  Candidates should register at http://www.ged.com.

Course 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. Additional information is available at Credit by Prior Learning Assessment in this catalog and at www.tulsacc.edu/testing-services.

Academic Testing

Testing Centers provide students a proctored environment monitored by video/audio surveillance to take TCC academic exams for a variety of courses such as online, blended, online live and students approved for academic accommodations.  We also offer test proctoring for other institutions which is referred to as correspondence testing.  More information can be found at www.tulsacc.edu/testing-services.

Proficiency Testing

Testing Centers provide course placement tests to assess proficiency in reading, math and English.  Students need to be referred by a TCC staff member to take one of these tests.  The results may be used for admissions and/or enrollment purposes.  More information can be found at www.tulsacc.edu/placement-test.


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 pre-college information and assistance to individuals who want to enter, re-enter or transfer to a postsecondary education program (i.e. ANY technical/vocational school, college and/or university). TRIO/EOC provides high school equivalency (GED/HiSet) assistance, financial aid assistance, postsecondary admissions and enrollment assistance, career and personal finance literacy and community resources at no cost to eligible individuals. The goal of the TRIO/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 free individualized advising, academic counseling, tutoring, career guidance, selecting a major, goal setting, transfer assistance, financial literacy, financial aid information, assistance in applying for scholarships, academic skills workshops, educational and cultural activities, leadership opportunities, 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 college. The overall program goal is to increase the persistence, graduation and university transfer of TRIO students. We serve first-generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities who have an academic need. 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/trio.

Veterans Support Services

Tulsa Community College takes great pride in providing outstanding support services for veterans and their families. TCC maintains a full-time 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

TCC Wellness Services offers health education, short-term counseling and connection to resources for everyday needs. For more information about services and student involvement opportunities, please visit  Wellness Services or e-mail wellness@tulsacc.edu. If you need to speak to a counselor immediately, please call Family and Children’s Services COPES at 918-744-4800 24 hours a day/7 days a week or text HELLO to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 by calling 988.