History

Tulsa Community College has served Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma since 1970. Now Oklahoma’s largest, multi-campus community college, TCC serves 27,000 students in college programs annually. Four fully equipped campuses – Metro, Northeast, Southeast and West – populate the Tulsa area, along with several community campuses in the suburban areas.

TCC consistently ranks among the elite of the nation’s 1,150 community college associate degree producers, serves more college students in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university and reports one of the largest freshman classes in Oklahoma every year.

Creative, innovative learning environments on every campus keep pace with rising career areas. Students can choose from associate degree and certificate options ranging from bioscience to tomorrow’s technology.

  • The Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity at Metro Campus is home to students engaged in journalism and broadcasting, digital and visual arts, and online learning
  • The Center for Excellence in Energy Innovation at Northeast Campus focuses on alternative energy, with instruction in wind energy, solar energy, biodiesel fuels, electric transportation, and home energy audits.
  • The Health Sciences and Biotechnology Learning Center at Southeast Campus is the instructional center for future professionals in the biological, medical laboratory and nursing fields.
  • The Veterinary Technology Center at West Campus acts as the learning laboratory in intensive nursing care, clinical laboratory procedures, radiology, anesthesiology, dentistry and surgical assistance for students preparing to become Registered Veterinary Technicians.

The TCC Honors Program and Global Education Office each offer students options to deepen their study, examine global issues, foster cross-cultural perspectives and engage in study abroad opportunities throughout the year.

Dean VanTrease Featured in Voices of Oklahoma

Former TCC President Dean VanTrease was featured recently by the University of Tulsa in a Voices of Oklahoma interview. Listen to Dr. VanTrease explain how the concept of a two-year college had to be sold to the Tulsa community and how the College was born and developed.