Jun 18, 2024  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Information

Grade and Record Policies

Recording of Grades

Final grades and grade points for each term are recorded and preserved on the student’s permanent record as follows:

Grades Definitions Grade Points
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Below Average 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete Grade GPA Neutral
AU Audit Status GPA Neutral
W Withdrawal GPA Neutral
AW Administrative Withdrawal GPA Neutral
SU Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory GPA Neutral
N Grade Not Reported GPA Neutral

I” grades may be assigned provided the student is passing the course and has completed a substantial portion of the coursework for the term. The instructor and student complete and sign an “I Grade Completion Form” and agree on the work to be performed and a deadline for completion. The “I” is changed by the instructor through the grade change procedure. An “I” grade not changed by the end of the next long (fall or spring - sixteen week) term will remain a permanent “I” and will become grade point neutral.

W” - A grade of “W” is assigned when a student completes the withdrawal process by the published withdrawal deadline. The deadline to withdraw shall not exceed three-fourths of the duration of any term. See catalog calendar or contact any Enrollment Services Office.

An “AW” is assigned when a student is administratively withdrawn from a course. The reason for such a withdrawal could be financial, disciplinary, non-attendance/non-participation, inadequate attendance/inadequate participation, or extenuating circumstances (see Class Attendance/Participation below). During the last quarter of the regular term, the assignment of the AW is the responsibility of the instructor of the class; however, in emergency situations, the AW may be assigned by the appropriate Associate Dean. The time during which a student may be administratively withdrawn extends from the end of the schedule adjustment period through the last day of classes. This policy will be adjusted proportionately to fit any other term.

An “AU” - Assigned when a student is not seeking to obtain course credit. Students must meet curricular and proficiency requirements and must obtain the instructor’s approval by completing the Audit Form and submitting it to the Enrollment Services Office. The time in which a student may change from credit to audit is the same as the student withdrawal period. A student may change from audit to credit only during the schedule adjustment period for the term. This option is not available to Financial Aid students. See Audit of a Course .

Grade Changes

Questions regarding the student’s grades assigned must be directed to the student’s instructor. This procedure must be initiated by the end of the fourth week of the term immediately following the term in which the grade was assigned. Students must follow the grade appeal process outlined in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. The appropriate Associate Dean, or designate, must approve any change to this record. Once the grade change has been processed, students may request an official transcript reflecting the change.

Student Grades and Transcripts

  • Grades are available to students one week after the course ends via the TCC website at www.tulsacc.edu (click on MyTCC).
  • The College will send an official TCC transcript upon the student’s signed request to any college or agency named.
  • Transcripts will be withheld if the student has not paid financial obligations to the College.

Class Attendance/Participation

Students are expected to regularly attend and participate in all classes in which they are enrolled. Class attendance/participation is the responsibility of the student. It is also the responsibility of the student to consult with the Instructor when an absence must be excused. The establishment of specific policy concerning class attendance requirements, as well as announced and unannounced examinations, is the responsibility of the individual instructor. Instructors also have the responsibility of determining whether an absence is excused or unexcused and may initiate an administrative withdrawal (AW) for non-attendance/non-participation. Students receiving benefits from government agencies must adhere to attendance policies stipulated by the specific agency.

High Scholastic Achievement

Tulsa Community College has numerous ways of recognizing superior scholastic achievement. They include the President’s Honor Roll, the Dean’s Honor Roll, the Honors Scholar program, and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

A. Honor Roll
  1. The President’s Honor Roll includes the names of students who have a term grade point average of 4.0.
  2. The Dean’s Honor Roll includes the names of students who have a term grade point average of 3.0 to 3.99.
B. Graduation

The College recognizes scholastic achievement at the annual Commencement for students achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the end of their last completed term.

  1. “Honors” - Graduating with a 3.5-3.99 cumulative grade point average.
  2. “Highest Honors” - Graduating with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Recognition for “Honors” or “Highest Honors” does not appear on the official transcript or diploma.

Students who successfully complete the Honors Scholar program receive the designation “Honors Scholar” on their official transcripts and wear pewter medallions at commencement.

Academic Forgiveness

Academic forgiveness refers to ways in which a student may recover from prior academic challenges without permanently jeopardizing the student’s academic standing, and include Repeated Courses, Academic Reprieve, and Academic Renewal.

Circumstances for Academic Forgiveness:

  1. For pedagogical reasons, a student will be allowed to repeat a course.
  2. When a student has performed poorly in an entire enrollment due to extraordinary circumstances, all courses and grades will be reflected on a student’s transcript, but those courses that are forgiven will not be used in calculating the student’s retention and graduation GPAs.
  3. A student may be returning to college after an extended absence and/or under circumstances that warrant a fresh academic start.

Repeated Courses: Students can retake courses, in which the original grade earned was a “D” or “F,” and have only the second grade earned count in the retention/graduation GPA calculation up to a maximum of four courses, not to exceed 18 hours. Forgiveness applies to the first four courses repeated.

Academic Reprieve: The provision allows a student who has experienced extraordinary circumstances to disregard up to two consecutive semesters in the calculation of his or her GPA under the following guidelines:

  1. At least three years have elapsed between the time grades were earned and the reprieve request;
  2. Prior to requesting the reprieve, the student must have earned a GPA of 2.00 or higher with no grade lower than a “C” in all regularly graded course work (minimum of 12 hours) excluding activity or performance courses;
  3. A student must petition for a reprieve according to institution policy; and
  4. A student cannot receive more than one reprieve in his/her academic career.

Academic Renewal: This provision allows a student who has had academic trouble in the past and who has been out of higher education for a number of years to recover without penalty and have a fresh start. Under academic renewal, course work taken prior to a date specified by Tulsa Community College is not counted in the student’s GPA. A student may request to be considered for academic renewal under the following guidelines:

  1. At least five years have elapsed between the last term being renewed and the renewal request;
  2. The student must have earned a GPA of 2.00 or higher with no grade lower than a “C” in all regularly graded course work (minimum of 12 hours) excluding activity or performance courses;
  3. All of the courses completed before the date specified in the request for renewal will be included;
  4. The student must petition for academic renewal according to institutional policy;
  5. Neither the content nor credit hours of forgiven renewal coursework may be used to fulfill any degree or graduation requirements.

All forgiven courses remain on the student’s transcript, and are not calculated in the student’s retention and graduation GPA, but are calculated in the student’s cumulative GPA and will appear on the student’s transcript. Academic reprieve and renewal once granted may or may not be recognized by other colleges and universities. For further details concerning or to initiate Academic Repeat, Academic Reprieve or Academic Renewal contact any Academic Advising office.

Policy for Continued Enrollment

Retention GPA Requirements for Continued Enrollment

A student will be placed on academic notice or probation if he/she fails to meet the following requirements:

Retention GPA Requirements
Credit Hours Retention GPA Requirement
0 through 30 semester credit hours 1.7
Greater than 30 semester credit hours 2.0

All courses in which a student has a recorded grade will be counted in the calculation of the overall grade point average for retention purposes excluding any courses repeated or reprieved, any zero-level course, and any physical education activity and performance course as detailed in the State Regents’ Grading Policy. Any student not maintaining the required progress as indicated in the chart will be placed on probation for one semester. At the end of that semester, he/she must have an overall term GPA of 2.0 or higher in regularly graded course work, not to include activity or performance courses, or meet the minimum retention GPA standard required to continue as a student. Students not meeting either of these criteria will be suspended and may not be reinstated until one regular semester (fall or spring) has elapsed.

Academic Notice, Probation and Suspension Definitions

  • Academic Notice: Freshman students, 30 or fewer credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 1.7 to less than 2.0 will be placed on academic notice.
  • Academic Probation: Any student whose retention GPA falls below those designated in the Retention GPA chart at the end of a given term is on academic probation.
  • Academic Suspension: Any student who was on academic probation and fails to raise his/her GPA to the required retention level or to achieve a 2.0 in regularly graded course work, not to include activity or performance courses, in any term following academic probation, will be suspended from the institution.
  • Good Standing: Eligible for re-enrollment.

* Students placed on Academic Notice, Probation, or Academic Suspension will be notified via their College email account.

Re-admission of Suspended Students

Students who are academically suspended by the College will not be allowed to reenter the suspending institution for at least one regular term (fall or spring). Suspended students may be admitted only one time. Students re-admitted on probationary status must maintain a 2.0 grade point average each semester attempted while on probation, not to include activity or performance courses, or raise their retention GPA to the designated level. Should a reinstated student be suspended a second time, he/she cannot return to the suspending school until such time as he/she has demonstrated, by attending another institution, the ability to succeed academically by raising his/her retention GPA to a 2.0 or higher.  Students suspended from other institutions may transfer without the lapse of one term. Such admission would be at the discretion of the receiving institution and such admission would be probationary.

Access to Student Records

Student records at Tulsa Community College are maintained in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as Amended in 1995. The Act affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. These rights include the right of students to request access to their personal records and also the right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate. The student must submit in writing a request precisely noting the record for review. Additionally, students have the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

The Act affords students the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA:

Family Policy Compliance Office, U. S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) further provides that certain portions of a student record may be deemed directory information and be released to a third party without the written consent of the student. TCC designates student name, mailing address, degrees or certificates earned, major, last term of attendance, and honor awards as directory information. The College may release a student’s directory information without the written release of the student as allowed by FERPA. The College is authorized to obtain or provide educational records as allowed by law.

One exception which permits disclosure without prior consent is disclosure to school officials with “legitimate educational interest.” A school official has legitimate educational interest if the official has a “need to know” information from your educational record to fulfill his or her official responsibilities. Examples of people who may have access, depending on their official duties, and only within the context of these duties, include academic program administrators, and staff and agencies under contract with the College.

FERPA also allows schools to disclose records without written consent to the following parties or under the following conditions: other schools to which a student is transferring or is currently enrolled as long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer; lending institutions of which the student has applied for financial aid; specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student; organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; accrediting organizations; to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and state and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific state law. 

A directory is printed each term listing student name, city, and state, to comply with the Oklahoma Records Act. The College receives inquiries for Directory Information from a variety of sources, including educational partners, new media, and prospective employers.

A student may request the College not to release directory information. The request must be in writing, signed by the student, and submitted to the Enrollment Services Office prior to the end of the fourth week of a term or the end of the second week of a summer term. Students registering after this deadline may sign an information withholding request at the time of enrollment.

Right to Know Graduation/Completion Rates

Graduation/completion rates are available at ira.tulsacc.edu. This information is available to be in compliance with the Student Right-To-Know Act of 1990. (Public Law 101 -542)

Graduation and Degrees


Tulsa Community College recognizes the successful completion of program requirements by awarding an associate degree or a certificate of achievement. The associate degree is granted in programs requiring at least 60 academic credit hours and the certificate of achievement is granted in programs requiring less than 60 academic credit hours.

General Policies

  • Specific course requirements in a degree or certificate program must be completed.
  • To meet residency requirements, one-fourth (25%) of the total credit hour requirements for any degree or certificate must be earned at Tulsa Community College. Prior learning assessment (advanced standing) credit, college transfer from other institutions, and zero-level course work may not be used toward the TCC resident credit-hour requirements.
  • A 2.0 overall grade point average is required to meet graduation requirements (see specific degree requirements for AA/AS degree and AAS degree). Developmental courses are not included in any GPA calculation. Physical education “activity” and any reprieved or repeated courses may not be utilized toward the credit hour requirement of any program.
  • An additional associate degree may be granted by completing all the requirements for the degree with at least 15 credit hours of the course work in residence at Tulsa Community College.

Degree Plan Procedures

Students should request assistance from an Academic Advising office to create their educational plan. Students planning to transfer to another institution will benefit by working closely with their TCC academic advisors and the advisors from the selected four-year institution.

Degree-seeking students should declare a major and follow the degree plan for the major listed in the catalog in effect at the time of entry or re-entry. The degree requirements remain in effect while a student is continuously enrolled. When a student does not enroll for two (2) consecutive semesters (excludes summer), the student may be required to follow the degree plan specified by the current academic year catalog. Students who wish to change their major should meet with an advisor. Any substitution of course requirements listed for the degree or certificate should be requested by the student through their academic advising office.

Discontinued Programs
A student must complete a discontinued degree program within two years of Tulsa Community College’s deletion date for that program.  Students who have stopped out for two (2) or more consecutive semesters (excludes summer) may not be readmitted into a program that has been deleted.   A currently enrolled student may not declare a degree program that has been deleted, regardless of the student’s catalog year. Exceptions to this policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the Chief Academic Officer or designee.  Tulsa Community College will make a reasonable attempt and use available contact information to notify students currently enrolled in a degree program that is scheduled to be deleted.

Graduation Candidacy Procedure

Students seeking a certificate or a degree should prepare for graduation as follows:

  • Submit official transcripts from all schools attended before requesting an official degree plan.
  • File for graduation in the Academic Advising office during the final semester.
  • Students admitted to the Honors Scholar program complete a graduation check in the Honors Office at the beginning of their final semester.
  • When students file for graduation, they will be advised of any outstanding requirements they must complete by the end of the semester.
  • All declared candidates will be notified by the Enrollment Services Office and the Senior Student Affairs Office with information about the commencement ceremony.
  • Once grades are recorded for the final term of enrollment, a final review will take place and students will be contacted as to their graduation status.
  • Degree notes are recorded on the TCC transcript, and diplomas and certificates of completion are issued by the Student Completion Center.

The TCC Commencement Ceremony takes place at the end of the spring semester each academic year.


Degrees awarded to students planning to continue to a bachelor’s degree program are the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science. The degree awarded to a student completing a workforce development program is the Associate in Applied Science. 

Associate in Arts/Science Requirements for Graduation

  1. Required Grade Point Average: Students recommended for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all course work attempted (a minimum of 60 hours) excluding any courses repeated or reprieved and excluding physical education activity courses.
  2. General Education Core Courses: A total of 37 credit hours of General Education courses, as listed in the General Education Requirements  , are required for each Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree and include the following core courses. Requirements may vary depending on the student’s major.
    1. Communication: A minimum of nine credit hours that must include ENGL 1113 , ENGL 1213 , and COMM 1113 .
    2. U.S. History and U.S. Government: A minimum of six credit hours that must include HIST 1483  or HIST 1493  and POLS 1113 .
    3. Science: A minimum of seven credit hours. At least one course must be a laboratory science.
    4. Humanities: A minimum of six credit hours chosen from courses designated as Humanities.
    5. Mathematics: A minimum of three credit hours.
    6. Required Electives: One three-credit hour course from one of the following disciplines: psychology, social sciences, foreign language, fine arts (music, art, theatre).
    7. Additional liberal arts and sciences courses needed to meet the minimum total of 37 credits.
  3. The remaining minimum of 23 semester credit hours of academic work shall be applicable to the student’s major, including any prerequisite courses necessary for the  anticipated upper-division program.  Requirements are listed in specific degree plans
  4. As required by State Regents policy, to receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency, including a basic knowledge of operating systems, word processing, and the ethical use of Internet research capabilities. See Computer Proficiency Requirement below.

Associate in Applied Science Grade Point Requirement for Graduation

To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree students must achieve a minimum 2.0 (“C”) grade point average on a minimum of 60 credit hours of course work listed in the degre plan (excludes P.E. activity courses).  Some programs may require a higher grade point on specific courses to meet graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement Grade Point Requirement for Graduation

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in a specific field of study, students must achieve a minimum 2.0 (“C”) grade point average on the courses listed in the certificate plan.

Computer Proficiency Requirement

To receive an AA or AS degree from TCC, students must demonstrate computer proficiency, including a basic knowledge of operating systems, word processing, and the ethical use of Internet research capabilities, via one of the following options:

  • Successful completion of CSCI 1203 or a CSCI/CSYS course that lists CSCI 1203 as a prerequisite
  • Successful completion of an advanced standing exam for CSCI 1203 
  • Successful completion of the TCC computer proficiency exam
  • Documented work experience or other academic coursework involving the following competencies:
    • Proper use of common computer terms
    • Saving, retrieving, and organizing data stored on a computer
    • Using word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, as well as the Internet, to perform a task or solve a problem

Fifteen to Finish

Graduate on time and get ahead. Full-time students taking 15 credit hours per semester may generally expect to complete degrees and certificates in the times noted in the table below.

Associate Degrees (AA/AS/AAS)
60 credit hours two years
61-75 credit hours two and one-half years
76-94 credit hours three years
1-15 credit hours one semester
16-30 credit hours one year
31-45 credit hours one and one-half years

Recommended Academic Load

Students who are in good academic standing may enroll in up to 18 credit hours in a regular 16-week term. In an eight-week or shorter term of enrollment, the maximum number of hours of enrollment is proportionate to the 16-week term. Students may enroll in up to nine (9) credit hours in a regular eight-week summer term. Exceptions to course credit hour limits per term may be considered and granted by permission of an authorized advisor.

Students who are employed while enrolled are encouraged to use the following guide for course load during any academic semester or term:

  • work 40 hours per week, enroll in three (3) to six (6) credit hours
  • work 30 hours per week, enroll in six (6) to nine (9) credit hours
  • work 20 hours per week, enroll in nine (9) to 12 credit hours
  • work 15 hours per week, enroll in 12 to 15 credit hours

Academic Support Services

Communications Centers

Students may find immediate help with reading, writing, and study skills by visiting the Communications Centers.  Individual tutoring and a wide range of materials in a friendly, personalized setting make the Centers a popular place with students. Open both day and evening hours, the Centers assist students with a particular class assignment or with an entire skill development program. Many students also enjoy the Centers’ atmosphere for studying between classes.

Computer Labs

Computer Labs are equipped with computers to support courses where computer technology is used, computer-aided instruction packages to supplement classroom work for certain courses, instructional assistance with equipment and software usage, and a centralized workspace for students. The labs are staffed with personnel to provide free assistance as needed. Students should inquire on campus regarding the location of the computer lab.

Developmental (Foundations) Studies

Tulsa Community College is proud to offer Developmental Studies courses (also called Foundations courses) in reading, writing, and mathematics. These courses enable students, especially those who have been out of school for a period of time, to attain the foundational skills necessary to succeed in their certificate and degree programs. Choosing the most applicable reading, writing, and/or mathematics foundations course is vital to student success in future classes. Therefore, TCC bases course placement on several factors, including the students’ scores on TCC-administered placement tests.

All foundations coursework must be completed within the first year or the first 24 college-level credit hours. Students requiring foundations coursework in reading, writing, and/or mathematics must enroll in those recommended courses during their first semester and continue their foundations coursework each subsequent semester until the required coursework is completed with a “C’ grade or better in all applicable subject areas, or passing placement scores are achieved. That said, some credit-bearing courses are open to foundations students while they are enrolled in foundations courses. We encourage students to enroll in credit-bearing courses as soon as possible.

Tulsa Community College offers foundations courses in the following areas:


Reading is fundamental to college success in all disciplines. TCC’s Reading Foundations courses are designed to develop interest in reading, explore strategies to improve comprehension of course and textbook materials, increase reading stamina, and build vocabulary.

ENGL 0903 Reading Foundations I

ENGL 0913 Reading Foundations II

ENGL 0913 Reading Foundations II linked to HIST 1493


Writing Foundations courses are designed to help students improve skills in sentence, paragraph, and essay writing so they may successfully complete their certificate or degree coursework.

ENGL 0923 Writing Foundations I 

ENGL 0933 Writing Foundations II

For those with applicable placement test scores, TCC offers ENGL 0943 a “co-requisite” course model in which select students complete their writing proficiency requirement and Composition I in the same semester. Students must register in both ENGL 0943 and its linked ENGL 1113 (Comp I) section. For some students, this model is an excellent option and will accelerate them through their writing foundations coursework.

ENGL 0943 Writing Foundations Workshop (also enroll in linked ENGL 1113)


Math Foundations courses are designed to reinforce basic skills in arithmetic and elementary algebra, and to prepare students for the rigor of college mathematics.

MATH 0003 Math Foundations I

MATH 0013 Math Foundations II

Essentials courses are “co-requisite” courses linked to the college math course specific to the students’ declared major, and provide just-in-time and supplemental instruction for success in college math.

MATH 0123 Essentials for Precalculus

MATH 0403 Essentials for Quantitative Reasoning

Contact the Academic Advising office on any campus for additional information concerning Developmental (Foundations) Studies.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education requirements state that credits and grades earned in developmental studies courses (courses beginning with a zero) cannot be used for the credit hour requirement of any program.

English as a Second Language

(See Course Descriptions  for English as a Second Language, ESLA and ESLN.) Please call (918) 595-7536 for more information.

Fast Track Courses

Fast Track courses provide options for day and evening students in four-week blocks, allowing students to enroll in one or two courses per block. The opportunity to begin a class every four weeks allows students flexibility in managing work, home and educational commitments. The four-week format also allows a student to focus on one or two subjects at a time rather than four or five subjects with conflicting deadlines. Students may complete degrees in less time by taking courses in the Fast Track schedule sequence and when supplementing the blocks with other options available, i.e. online, intersession, other short-term courses, CLEP or credit by prior learning assessment, may further reduce the time to complete a degree.  The current Fast Track schedule may be found on the TCC website under Specialty Class Schedules.

Honors Program

The Honors Program at TCC offers academically motivated students an exciting and stimulating option to satisfy their graduation requirements. All interested students, both full-time and part-time, regardless of age or previous educational background, are welcome to take Honors classes. No formal application process is required; however, a 3.0 grade point average is expected.

Participants in Honors courses enjoy lively interaction in small class settings, as each class is limited to 20 enrollments. Faculty are able to take a more creative approach to the design of class curriculum, often including greater depth of investigation into the subject matter, wider breadth of reading, and stronger emphasis upon critical thinking, discussion, and writing. Students may also have opportunities to pursue topics of special interest and work closely with faculty. The purpose of all Honors classes is to allow students to be more active participants in their own learning.

Qualified students may be interested in applying to become TCC Honors Scholars. Applications are available online at www.tulsacc.edu/honors. Once accepted, the Scholar proceeds through a curriculum of 24 credit hours of Honors classes (or 21 Honors credit hours with an approved, student-proposed project). Successful completion of the program with a grade point average of at least 3.5 leads to the designation of Honors Scholar on the student’s TCC transcript. Special scholarship opportunities, such as the TCC Honors Scholar State Regents Tuition Waiver and the Academic Scholars Scholarship, are among the benefits available to TCC Honors Scholars.

Honors offerings include courses in the sciences, mathematics, liberal arts, and business. Because the Honors schedule changes each semester, students should check for class titles preceded by the word “HONORS,” for example, HONORS Composition II or HONORS Public Speaking. This same designation appears on student transcripts once the class is completed. For more information about specific courses or the Honors Scholar Program, contact the Honors Program at (918) 595-7378.

International Campus

International Campus, also known as Study Abroad, allows students to earn college credit for TCC coursework taught outside of the United States by TCC faculty. The program enables students to achieve a higher level of cultural literacy, gain a substantive understanding of world perspectives, deepen self-awareness, and grow in their educational goals. Contact the Office of Global Learning at (918) 595-7851 or www.tulsacc.edu/globaled for more information.

International Language Center

Presently twelve languages are available to students: Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, as well as American Sign Language. Electronic computerized laboratories are an important component of the International Language Center on each campus. Available to day and evening students, these labs provide video as well as audio samples to facilitate language learning. Special maps, international clocks, foreign periodicals, foreign language videos, and foreign language music are available to students.

International Student Services

International Student Services, located at Northeast Campus, provides information, programs and services college-wide that support international student success.  Staff assist international students in navigating their educational pathway from entrance into the institution, degree completion, and transfer to a senior university.  Services provided include admission processing, individual planning support, immigration assistance, and cultural and community activities.  The staff encourages an international educational environment at Tulsa Community College for all students, faculty, and staff.  Contact International Student Services at (918) 595-7478 or www.tulsacc.edu/iss for more information.

International Studies

TCC offers two international degrees, the Associate in Science in International Business, and the International Studies concentration under the Liberal Arts Associate in Science.  The programs are designed to prepare future workers for the international marketplace and increase awareness of the 21st century’s global interdependence.


The Library is a college-wide academic resource supporting learning and teaching at Tulsa Community College.  The library’s core functions are to provide access to information and discovery through the Library’s services, resources and technology; to teach information literacy and help students develop critical thinking skills; to provide space for knowledge exchange, collaborative learning, and meaningful study; and to connect with students, faculty, and staff by building relationships which facilitate learning and transform thinking.  More information about the Library is available on the Library’s website: http://library.tulsacc.edu/home.

Reading and Writing Laboratories

See Communications Centers.


Students enrolled in classes with a service-learning component have the opportunity to apply academic theory learned in the classroom directly to a practical service experience in their community. Through service-learning, students develop intellectual, personal, career, and civic skills and assume a more active role in their education. Service-learning classes may be stand-alone classes in which students spend most of their time in the community, or they may be short- or longer-term projects that are either required or offered as options. Students reflect on their experiences in order to illustrate what they have learned from the project and how it affected their knowledge and thinking about the people and situations involved in the experience.

The Engaged Learning Division office, 918-595-8045, can also provide general information about service-learning to students, faculty, staff, and to community partners.

Science and Mathematics Learning Laboratories

The campus Science and Mathematics Learning Laboratories offer complete mathematical assistance to any TCC student, as well as tutoring in various science subjects as scheduled. The purposes of the labs are: 1) to continue the learning process that begins in the classroom by providing individual instruction, computer tutorial support, and access to a variety of learning tools; and 2) to provide a relaxing, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere in which to help students learn and understand mathematics. Additionally, the labs provide informal advisement on the sequence of mathematical studies. All services are free to TCC students. Students should inquire on campus regarding the location of the Science and Mathematics Learning Laboratory.

Tutorial Assistance

Any student needing academic assistance outside the classroom may inquire in the instructional labs on each campus.

Online Learning

Online Courses

The office of Online Learning supports the faculty and students of online or blended courses at TCC. For information regarding Online learning, visit www.tulsacc.edu/onlinelearning or call 918-595-8999.  You can also reach us via email at onlinelearning@tulsacc.edu.

Tulsa Community College offers students the flexibility to take classes anytime day or night, seven days a week through the Internet. Online courses are offered in a variety of disciplines and may include requirements such as on-campus orientations or proctored exams.  Online classes are recommended for students who are highly self-motivated and disciplined. The rewards of online courses include flexibility of schedule and availability of course materials anywhere at any time via the Internet. Many degree and certificate programs offer courses online.

Blended (Hybrid) Courses

Tulsa Community College offers students the flexibility to take classes in a blended (hybrid) format. This format replaces some on-campus seat time with Internet/online activities. TCC’s blended courses are offered in four formats: 1/4 online, 1/3 online, 1/2 online, and 2/3 online.

In a blended format, students have regular face-to-face contact with their instructor with the flexibility allowed by online activities. Blended courses are offered in a variety of disciplines.

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

(Non-Credit Classes/Programs)

Non-Credit Continuing Education courses at TCC are offered to support life-long learning and complement business and industry needs. The training opportunities through Continuing Education are developed in cooperation with business and industry partners for their specific needs to improve talent.

Customized Training - TCC can customize training for your business or industry. We can help you assess your area of need and design a program to help take your business to the next level. Call 918-595-7976 for more information.
Professional Development - Open enrollment classes to help you gain knowledge and help you develop a skill.
Test Preparation - Preparing for the ACT, SAT, GED, or other standardized test? We have classes to help you prepare for these important exams.
Credit/Noncredit classes - You can now take credit classes as a noncredit student. No lengthy application process and you may decide at a later date to convert these classes to credit (certain requirements apply).

For further information, contact the Continuing Education Office at (918) 595-7200 or visit www.tulsacc.edu/ce

Transfer for Four-Year Degree Completion

A principle function of Tulsa Community College is to provide general education courses and associate degrees for transfer to four-year universities.  All of TCC’s Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are designed to transfer to other Oklahoma colleges and universities. TCC has made articulation (transfer) agreements with both public and private (in-state and out-of-state) institutions to provide many transfer options for TCC students. Students may take freshman and sophomore level courses at Tulsa Community College which lead to a baccalaureate degree or professional degree in practically any field of study. 

Degrees for which TCC has signed articulation agreements with other institutions are listed below. The absence of a degree from this list does not indicate that courses within the degree will not transfer. To determine whether courses within any of TCC’s university transfer degree programs will transfer for degree credit at another institution, work closely with an academic advisor. Students should consult the catalog and/or advisor of the college or university to which they are planning to transfer and carefully select courses that will meet requirements for the baccalaureate degree program.  Links to transfer agreements are provided within the degree map for each Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree within this catalog.

Tulsa Community College Degree Transfer Institution/Degree
Art, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Art, B.A., Fine Arts Option
  • Art, B.A., Graphic Design Option
  • Art, B.A. Ed., Art Education
  • Visual Communication, B.A., Multimedia Web Design Option
  • Visual Communication, B.A., Photography Option
American Sign Language Education, A.A, Interpreter Education Option University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • Interpretation: ASL/English, B.A.
William Wood University
  • Interpretation Studies in ASL-English, B.S.
American Sign Language Education, A.A., Services to the Deaf Option Northeastern State University
  • Speech Pathology, B.S.
Deaf Education, A.A. Tulsa University
  • Deaf Education, B.S.
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • Deaf Education, B.A.
Biology , A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Biology, B.S., Molecular Emphasis
  • Biology, B.S., Organismic Emphasis
  • Biology, B.S., Cellular Emphasis

Rogers State University

  • Biology, B.S., Medical Molecular Biology Option
Biotechnology, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Biology, B.S., Molecular Emphasis

Oklahoma State University

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S.

Oral Roberts University

  • Biology, B.S., Biotechnology concentration
Business Administration, A.S.

Langston University

  • Business Administration, B.S.
Northeastern State University
  • Accounting, B.B.A.
  • Business Administration, B.B.A.
  • Finance, B.B.A., Financial Management
  • Finance, B.B.A., Financial Plannin
  • Human Resource Management, BBA
  • Management (General), B.B.A.
  • Management (Human Resource Management), B.B.A
Oklahoma State University
  • General Business, B.S.B.A.
  • Management, B.S.B.A.
  • Finance, B.S.B.A.
  • Marketing, B.S.B.A.
Rogers State University
  • Business Administration, B.S., Accounting Option
  • Business Administration, B.S., Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration, B.S., Management
  • Sport Management, B.S., Sport Business Option
St. Gregory’s University
  • Business Administration, B.S.
Business, International, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • International Business, B.B.A.
Chemistry, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Chemistry, B.S.
  • Chemistry, B.S., Professional Emphasis
Oral Roberts University
  • Chemistry, B.S.
  • Biomedical Chemistry, B.S., Premedicine concentration
Child Development A.S., Child & Family option Oklahoma State University
  • Human Sciences, B.S. Child & Family Services option

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

  • Early Intervention and Child Development, B.S.
Child Development, A.S., Early Childhood Education option Northeastern State University
  • Early Childhood Education, B.S.
University of Oklahoma
  • Early Childhood Education, B.S., Early Childhood major
Communication Arts & Technology, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Communication Processes, B.A.
  • Corporate Communication, B.A.
Communication Arts & Technology, A.A., Journalism Options Northeastern State University
  • Mass Communication, B.A., with options in Advertising, Journalism/Broadcasting, and Public Relations
Oklahoma State University
  • B.A., B.S., Strategic Communications

Rogers State University

  • Communications, B.A.
Computer Information Systems, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Computer Science, B.S.
Oklahoma State University
  • Computer Science, B.S.
Rogers State University
  • Business Information Technology, B.S., Computer Network Admin option
  • Business Information Technology, B.S., Software Development and Multimedia option
  • Business Information Technology, B.S., Game Development
Criminal Justice, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Criminal Justice, B.S., Homeland Security option, Legal Studies option
Pre-Education, A.A. Langston University
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
Northeastern State University
  • Elementary Education, B.S. Ed
  • Science Education, Earth Space Emphasis, B.S. Ed
  • Science Education, Chemistry Emphasis, B.S. Ed
  • Science Education, Biology Emphasis, B.S. Ed
  • Special Education, B.S. Ed
Oklahoma State University
  • Elementary Education, B.S.
  • Secondary Education, B.S., English Option
  • Secondary Education, B.S., Social Studies Option
  • Physical Education, B.S., Teacher Education Option
Oral Roberts University
  • B.S., Elementary Education, B.S., English as a Second Language option and Early Childhood option
Engineering, A.S., Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering options Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. CP, Computer Engineering
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Oral Roberts University
  • Engineering, B.S. with concentrations in: Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical
English, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • English Education, B.A.
  • English, B.A.
Oral Roberts University
  • English, B.A.
  • Writing, B.A.
Rogers State University
  • Liberal Arts, B.A., English Option
Environmental Science and Natural Resources Rogers State University
  • Biology, B.S., Environmental Conservation
Geography, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Geography, B.A.
Geology, A.S. Oklahoma State University
  • Geology, B.S.
Health and Human Performance, A.S. Oklahoma State University
  • Health Education and Promotion, B.S., Exercise & Health Option
  • Health Education and Promotion, B.S., Public Health Option
Rogers State University
  • B.S., Sport Management, Fitness Management option
Northeastern State University
  • B.S., Ed, Health and Physical Education
  • B.S., Health and Human Performance
History, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • History, B.A.
Rogers State University
  • Social Science, B.A., History Option
Human Services, A.S. Pre-Social Work Option Northeastern State University
  • Social Work, B.S.W
Humanities, A.A. Rogers State University
  • Liberal Arts, A.A., Humanities Option
Information Technology, A.A.S. Rogers State University
  • Applied Technology, B.T.
Liberal Arts, A.A. Langston University
  • B.A., Liberal Education

Northeastern State University

  • Geography, B.A.

Rogers State University

  • Liberal Arts, A.A. with options in English and Humanities
Liberal Arts, Native American emphasis, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • American Indian Studies, B.A.
Marketing, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Marketing, B.B.A.

Rogers State University

  • Business Administration, B.S., Marketing Option
Mathematics, A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Mathematics Education, B.S.
  • Mathematics, B.S.
Nursing, A.A.S. Northeastern State University
  • Nursing, B.S.N.
Nutritional Sciences, A.S., with options in: Allied Health, Community Nutrition, Dietetics Oklahoma State University
  • Nutritional Sciences, B.S., with options in: Allied Health, Community Nutrition, and Dietetics
Northeastern State University
  • Nutritional Sciences, B.S. with options in Allied Health and Dietetics
Rogers State University
  • Nutritional Sciences, Sport Management/Fitness Management, B.S.
Paralegal Studies, A.A. Oklahoma State University
  • Economics, B.S.
  • Liberal Studies, B.S.
  • Political Science, B.S.
Philosophy, A.A. Rogers State University
  • Liberal Arts, A.A., Humanities Option
Physics, A.S. Oral Roberts University
  • Engineering, Physics Concentration, B.S.
Political Science, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Political Science, B.A.
  • Political Science, B.A., Public Administration Option
Rogers State University
  • Social Science, B.A, Political Science Option
Oklahoma State University
  • Political Science, B.A., B.S.
Pre-professional Health Sciences Rogers State University
  • Biology, B.S., Medical Molecular Biology Option
Psychology, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Psychology, B.A., Human Resource Development Option
  • Psychology, B.A., Mental Health Option
Oklahoma State University
  • Psychology, B.A., B.S.
Rogers State University
  • Social Science, B.S. Psychology Option
Sociology, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Sociology, B.A.
Oklahoma State University
  • Applied Sociology, B.A., B.S.
  • Sociology, B.A., B.S.
Rogers State University
  • Social Science, B.S., Sociology Option
Spanish, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Spanish, B.A.
  • Spanish Education, B.A.
Oral Roberts University
  • Spanish, B.A.
Theatre, A.A. Northeastern State University
  • Theatre, B.A.

TCC Institutional Learning Outcomes

Tulsa Community College graduates value cultural diversity, ethical behavior, and the unique role of public education in sustaining a free society. The following institutional learning outcomes function independently and in concert. TCC graduates demonstrate:

Communication Skills

Institutional Learning Outcome: Graduates will be able to exchange information or ideas through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other modes of interpersonal expression.

Critical Thinking

Institutional Learning Outcome: Graduates will be able to evaluate existing information in order to form judgements, raise new questions, and/or implement creative and effective solutions.

Personal Responsibility

Institutional Learning Outcome: Graduates will be able to implement the skills necessary for physical, financial, mental, and/or emotional well-being.

Social Responsibility

Institutional Learning Outcome: Graduates will be able to evaluate one’s ethics and traditions in relation to others in order to respectfully interact with diverse groups.


Click here to view the General Education Requirements .

Click here to view the Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives .