ACCREDITATION

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Tulsa Community College is accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (655 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73104; 405-225-9100) and the Higher Learning Commission, (www.ncahlc.org or 312-263-0456). The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the North Central Council of Two-Year 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 supports all accreditation processes for the purpose of program education and improvement in order to maximize student achievement. The College 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.

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

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

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
(733) 714-8880 8140 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 670 Chicago, IL 60631

Medical Assistant (Fully Approved)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(727) 210-2350 1361 Park St. , Clearwater, FL 337567

Nursing (Fully Approved)
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
(405) 962-1800 2915 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
(404) 975-5000 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Fully Approved)
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy
(301) 652-2682 4720 Montgomery Lane Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3425

Patient Care Technician (Fully Approved)
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
(405) 962-1800 2915 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phlebotomy Certificate (Fully Approved)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

(733) 714-8880 8140 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 670 Chicago, IL 60631

 

Physical Therapist Assistant (Fully Approved)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

(703) 706-3245 1111 North Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314

www.apta.org/CAPTE

 

Radiography (Fully Approved)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

(312) 704-5300 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606

 

Respiratory Care (Fully Approved)

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

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

 

Surgical Technology (Fully Approved)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

(312) 553-9355 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970 Chicago, IL 60601-2208

 

Veterinary Technology (Fully Approved)

American Veterinary Medical Association/Committee on Vet. Tech. Education & Activities

Headquarters: (800) 248-2862 Wash. D.C.: (847) 925-8070

(202) 789-0007 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

 

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. Currently, more than 80 percent of Tulsa Community College students work either full or part time, and 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 classes that are 16 weeks long (one term), or more concentrated classes that meet for eight or four weeks, or for shorter durations. Courses are also available on weekends. In addition, more than 245 courses are offered online.

 

The wide variety of courses is offered not only for the benefit of those working toward a degree, but also for those who need courses to improve their employment opportunities, who are changing occupations, or who desire personal enrichment. Instruction is provided by the full-time faculty, as well as highly competent professionals from business, industry, and other professional areas. All College policies apply to day, evening, and weekend students.

Summer Classes
The College offers a summer program in professional, occupational, and general education for: (1) current Tulsa Community College students; (2) high school graduates who plan to attend Tulsa Community College during the fall; (3) high school graduates who plan to attend another college or university during the fall; (4) Tulsa area students who are home from other colleges or universities for summer vacation; and (5) 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 on the day after spring graduation 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 2010-2011 was 30,473*. Of these students, 40% were enrolled full-time and 60% were enrolled part-time. Approximately 2.5 percent of those enrolled in credit programs already possessed a baccalaureate or higher degree. Student surveys indicate that many students complete their educational objective long before accumulating the required credit hours for an associate degree. Forty-one percent of the students are 21 years of age or less, 49% are between the ages of 22-41 years and 10% are over 41 years.

*unduplicated, collegiate credit seeking student enrollment for the academic year.

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