TCC has an educational objective to develop key collaborations with community partners. A few examples include:
Math and Science in Health Careers MASH Camp: MASH Camp is a five-day camp for students entering grades 10-12 that incorporates math and science into learning about health careers. Students participate in activities such as SNA extraction, measuring lung volumes, making faux blood, trauma care, pharmacy simulation and college preparation. Partners include University of Oklahoma Community Medicine, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, and TulsaTech.
Tulsa Alliance for Engineering: Tulsa Alliance for Engineering strives to grow and keep engineers in Tulsa by supporting and initiating STEM activities for K-12 students and seeking internships and scholarships for students in the college engineering pipeline. Strategy includes three parts: mentoring, innovative creative problem solving events and teacher training. Educational partners are Tulsa Community College, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, TulsaTech, Oral Roberts University and University of Tulsa.
Nursing and Allied Health Student Outreach: The Nate Waters Physical Therapy Clinic and the Dental Hygiene Clinic give students who are pursuing associate degrees in the Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Dental Hygiene field opportunities to learn in practical, high-quality clinical environments. Clinical training opportunities are diminishing due to the increasing cost of health care and the inability of the clinics to dedicate precious time and resources to internships and laboratory experience for students. These resources provide valuable hands-on experiences for students that they might not get elsewhere. A few of the many community partners are Day Center for the Homeless, Little Light House, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Founders of Doctors Hospital.
TCC StartUp Cup: TCC StartUp Cup Powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation is a business model competition open to companies with an original idea for a business. Applicants do not need to be based in Tulsa, but must agree to expand or establish their business operations in Tulsa. The competition supports entrepreneurial growth, expands business and community connections, and maximizes promotional opportunities both locally and nationally. The TCC StartUp Cup competition takes place during a seven-month process and involves a series of events that provide judging, mentoring and coaching from area business leaders and experts to the entrepreneurs.
Day of Vision, Hispanic American Foundation Career Day and Luncheon, and NAACP Youth Helping Youth: Day of Vision provides students in ninth through 12th grades and their parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with higher education and careers. Hispanic American Foundation Career Day encourages Hispanics to attend college and familiarizes them with higher education opportunities. NAACP Youth Helping Youth provides a learning experience for youth with sessions on drug prevention, teen pregnancy and relevant topics to middle and high school students from the Tulsa area. Community partners are local schools, Hispanic American Foundation and NAACP.
Higher Scale: The Signature Symphony at TCC operates the Higher Scale Music Outreach Program as a partnership among Signature Symphony, Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Community College. The program takes music instruction and experiences into elementary schools where music programs otherwise would not exist. Twice each week during the academic year, professional Signature Symphony musicians teach viola, violin and cello to third, fourth and fifth grade students in 12 schools.