Oct 13, 2019  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

Course Naming System:

Course content areas at Tulsa Community College are categorized in “disciplines,” a related group of courses in a specified subject area, such as English (ENGL) or Physics (PHYS). Each course is first assigned a specific discipline name and then a specific four-digit course number, as in ENGL 1113, and a course name, as in Composition I. A brief description of the course content follows the course name and number. If a course is offered as part of a required sequence of courses, the prerequisite requirements for that course are also listed within the catalog course description. Not all courses listed in the catalog are offered each term, and certain courses may be offered on only one campus. Please check the current term class schedule for this information.

Course Numbering System:

  • First digit - The year in which the course is usually taken.*
  • Second and third digit - The individual course number within a discipline.
  • Fourth - The credit hours awarded for a course.

*Exception: Zero-level (non-credit) courses which may be taken in any term, but usually within the first two semesters.

Credit Hour:

A credit hour consists of a one-hour class period per week for 16 weeks per semester, with the exception of laboratories, practicums, or physical education activity classes in which generally two one-hour periods per week for 16 weeks equals one credit hour. The number of class hours and laboratory hours doubles for a class in an eight-week term.  Note: The time required each week for laboratory may vary from course to course. Please refer to the course syllabus for more information.

General Education Courses:

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements at TCC are listed in the catalog section titled, General Education Requirements. A code letter following a course title designates the general education category for which the course may generally be used for transfer to another university, as follows:

(A) Analytical and Quantitative Thought
(D) Diversity
(H) Humanities
(I)  International or Non-Western Dimension
(L) Laboratory Science
(N) Natural Science
(S) Social and Behavioral Sciences



   •  ACCT 2403 - Income Tax II
   •  ACCT 2571 - Writing for Accountants


   •  ART 2423 - Graphic Design I


   •  BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior


   •  BIOT 2202 - Applied Bioscience Research


   •  COMM 1113 - Public Speaking

Computer Information Systems

   •  CSYS 1393 - Web Design and Marketing
   •  CSYS 2703 - Computers in the Law

Dental Hygiene

   •  DHYG 2312 - Community Dental Health I

Engineering Technology

   •  ENGT 1212 - Introduction to Fabrication Lab


   •  ENGL 1113 - Composition I
   •  ENGL 1213 - Composition II
   •  ENGL 2333 - Technical/Professional Writing
   •  ENGL 2343 - Business Communication I

Health Information Technology

   •  HITC 1213 - Statistics and Research Methodology

Interior Design

   •  INTD 2463 - Codes for Interior Designs
   •  INTD 2523 - Design III

Journalism/Mass Communications

   •  JRMC 2183 - Principles of Public Relations


   •  MKTG 1393 - Web Design and Marketing
   •  MKTG 2423 - Principles of Marketing


   •  MATH 2423 - Mathematics Concepts for Educators


   •  MUSC 2133 - Introduction to the History and Literature of Music


   •  NURS 1023 - Stress Management


   •  PLGL 2333 - Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
   •  PLGL 2343 - Advanced Legal Research and Writing
   •  PLGL 2373 - Computers in the Law
   •  PLGL 2463 - Labor and Employment Law


   •  PSYC 2023 - Developmental Psychology
   •  PSYC 2213 - Brain and Behavior

Veterinary Technology

   •  VETT 2254 - Laboratory, Wild, and Exotic Animal Technology