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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About TCC

Our Vision

TCC will excel as an inclusive, engaged center of life-long learning that transforms the world by empowering learners intellectually, culturally, and socially.

Learning - for students, faculty, staff, and community members - comprises the heart of our institutional mission, and our core values ensure the primacy of learning. Learning must be undertaken with passion, tended with reason, and shared with integrity. A collaborative endeavor, learning reveals the possibilities of our world, thus making our lives more meaningful and more productive.

Our priorities are as follows:

  • TCC academic programs will be timely and timeless.
  • TCC will foster a dynamic, collaborative intellectual environment wherein students are fully engaged in the learning process, thereby becoming independent, globally aware, lifelong learners.
  • TCC will nurture the development of the whole student.
  • TCC will promote professional development among faculty and staff.
  • TCC will enrich the community through active participation and dedicated leadership in the public sphere.
  • TCC will secure the financial and human resources necessary to achieve our vision.

Core Values

As an educational institution charged with providing lifelong learning opportunities for its students and its community, TCC identifies integrity and quality as the cornerstones upon which all other values rest - shaping both priorities and decision making throughout the institution.

Student Success is the reason TCC exists. We strive for all students to be successful in their education and we strive for the education to effectively prepare students for their lives. Learning is the focus because it is the essence of an institution of higher education.earning.

Excellence drives us. We strive to provide excellent education to our students, excellent resources to our community, and excellent administration and management for our employees.

Stewardship guides our daily decision-making. We investigate community needs and expectations and then respond by providing quality education that is responsive, convenient and affordable.

Innovation sparks our creativity and ensures that the hearts and minds of our students, faculty, staff and administration are actively engaged in acquiring learning, increasing our knowledge, and leading the community forward.

Diversity is our common bond. Sincere appreciation for and cultivation of differences enriches our lives, the community, and the education we offer. It is a source of our pride and integral to our success.

Our Mission

Tulsa Community College betters its community through the intellectual achievement, creative energy, and responsible citizenship of its students, faculty, and staff by their engagement in teaching, learning, and service opportunities that transform and enrich lives. Tulsa Community College commits to innovative, flexible, and affordable public higher education that responds to a dynamic global environment.

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 Veterans and 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)
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
(800) 621-8099 211 E. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

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).
(727) 210-2350 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
(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) 233-1132 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150 Chicago, IL 60601-5519

Coding & Reimbursement Specialist Certificate Program (Fully Approved)
American Health Information Management Association
(800) 224-4621 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150 Chicago, IL 60601-5519

Medical Laboratory Technology (Fully Approved)
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(847) 939-3597 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 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 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 20814-3425

Phlebotomy Certificate (Fully Approved)
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(847) 939-3597 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 1111 North Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314

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
(817) 283-2835 1248 Hardwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021

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 Collge and serves more than 25,000 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 50+ 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, Student Completion Services, 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 four-year colleges and universities in Oklahoma have an articulation agreement with Tulsa Community College. This 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. The articulation agreement does not apply to out-of-state colleges/universities or to private Oklahoma colleges/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.

Intersession Courses

May Intersession begins immediately following the end of spring term and is completed the day prior to the start of summer classes. Intersession courses are also available in August, December, and January.

Student Enrollment and Achievement Data

The number of students enrolled in Tulsa Community College collegiate credit classes for the academic year 2016-2017 was 24,245*. Of these students, 32% were enrolled full-time and 68% were enrolled part-time. Approximately 3% of those enrolled in credit programs already possessed a baccalaureate or higher degree. 49% of the students are 21 years of age or less, 41% are between the ages of 22-39 years and 10% are over 40 years old.
*unduplicated, collegiate credit seeking student enrollment for the academic year.