TCC’s First Stop serves as the front door of every campus. Each First Stop is filled with computers and professionals who can assist students with questions regarding classes at TCC. It arranges services in a student-friendly configuration to minimize travel from office to office to enroll or take care of College business.
By calling Call2000, students and potential students can find information about financial aid, enrollment, advisement and more. Our goal is to serve students as best we can with one call. Contact Call2000 at 918-595-2000.
Advisement services on each campus are integral parts of the Advisement Office. These services are designed to help students determine their educational objectives. Academic Advisors are available for the purpose of guiding students in their college careers and in the enrollment process each term. For specific information about advisement/enrollment programs and procedures, contact the Advisement Office centers on any campus. Upon request, advisors will formulate a degree plan for a student. This is helpful to students transferring credits into TCC, to anyone changing majors, and to those students wanting to take the minimum number of courses necessary to complete their degree or certificate program.
For graduating students, a final graduation checklist must be completed through the Advisement Office during the term they intend to graduate. Transfer guides, degree requirements, and catalogs from institutions of higher education throughout Oklahoma are available in the Advisement Office on each campus. Those available include publications from Langston University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, The University of Oklahoma, The University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University. TCC catalogs are also available in the Centers. The Advisement and Career Centers coordinate university visits. University representatives from major universities meet with TCC students on-campus to assist them in planning for transfer while completing requirements for a degree at TCC.
Any student needing assistance with their student account can contact the bursar office on any campus. This would include refunds, payment plans, and any questions regarding student accounts.
New Student Advisement
The Advisement staff are available to provide one-to-one personal assistance to first-time enrolling TCC students. This session begins an individualized orientation to TCC admissions and enrollment procedures, academic programs, and student services. New student advisement is designed to help ease the transition into college and is provided in the Advisement Office on each campus.
The Testing staff administers and interprets a wide variety of tests which can help students in numerous ways. For a complete list of testing services, visit www.tulsacc.edu/testing. Some of the testing programs available through the Testing Centers include:
ACT Assessment results may be used by TCC Academic Advisors to place students in courses appropriate to their skill level. Also, certain programs at TCC require the ACT as part of their application process. The National ACT test is administered on specific dates, open to anyone, and the scores can be reported to other colleges other than Tulsa Community College. The Residual ACT Test is administered on-campus for enrolled and admitted TCC students who were unable to test on a national test date. Results are reported only to TCC. Information about the ACT and a testing schedule is available from the Northeast Campus Testing Center by telephone at (918) 595-7534 or online at www.tulsacc.edu/testing.
Advanced Standing Credit by Exam
Students who believe they are qualified to earn college credit as a result of previous training or experience may do so by taking either the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams or TCC departmental exams. CLEP may not be used for foreign language except Spanish and French. Additional information is stated in this catalog under the heading of Credit by Advanced Standing and at www.tulsacc.edu/testing.
Accuplacer Computerized Placement Tests (CPT) or COMPASS Placement Tests
Selected exams are administered through the Testing Centers for admission purposes and/or to determine the appropriate courses for student enrollment. Exams are offered on any campus throughout the year.
ESL Placement Examination
Students for whom English is a second language and who do not meet the required TOEFL scores, may study English as a Second Language after taking the TCC ESL Placement test. To schedule a free testing appointment, please call (918) 595-8411, Multi-Cultural Language Center, Northeast Campus, www.tulsacc.edu/esl.
General Educational Development Test (GED)
The GED is administered at the Northeast Campus to provide Certificates of High School Equivalency.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The TOEFL is administered monthly at the Testing Center on the Northeast Campus at the beginning of each semester to meet state guidelines for the admission of students for whom English is a second language. Information about the TOEFL and a testing schedule is available from the NEC Testing Center, by telephone at (918) 595-7534 or online at www.tulsacc.edu/testing.
The TCC Campus Stores are owned and operated by Tulsa Community College. Each campus has its own Campus Store. We are proud to be your source for course books and a variety of other items such as study aids, school supplies, backpacks, computer software, snacks, and gift merchandise. Each Campus Store also distributes caps and gowns for Commencement and coordinates orders for graduation announcements. Stop in and see for yourself everything your Campus Stores have to offer.
There are many ways in which the student can keep abreast of the various programs and activities on campus. They include announcements made by faculty members in class, information on bulletin boards scattered throughout each of the campuses, and the TCC Connection newspaper. In addition, the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar are posted on the TCC website (www.tulsacc.edu). Monthly activities calendars are available in the Student Activities Office on each campus.
Whether you are choosing a major, exploring occupations, or needing help with the job search process, Career Services can help! We have a wide variety of resources available free of charge to current TCC students or graduates. The Career Exploration Program is a popular career planning tool to assist you in making a better informed career decision. You will have the opportunity to explore your interests, abilities, and work-related values in addition to gathering information on hundreds of different occupations. If you need assistance with any part of the job search process, including resumes, interviewing skills, cover letters, etc., our staff is here to help. Career Services, located on each campus, include a variety
of resources and opportunities for assistance in obtaining career and employment information. Information about Career Services is available online at www.tulsacc.edu/careerservices.
The Career Exploration program is an opportunity for self-discovery, whether choosing a career, changing majors, or setting goals. This service is free to all currently enrolled TCC students or as a one-credit-hour course. Career Exploration is customized to meet individual needs, and appointments are made at the convenience of the participant.
Student E-mail and Portal (mytcc.tulsa.edu)
This e-mail address and account must be used for all college academic and business written correspondence, including applications, enrollment, financial aid, etc. All official correspondence with students about TCC and classroom assignments will be to your TCC email or to the MyTCC Student Portal.
Education Outreach Center
TCC has opened the Education Outreach Center at 21st and Garnett to serve as a convenient, neighborhood bridge to college for anyone wishing to pursue higher education. At the center, students can apply to TCC, complete college placement testing, enroll in TCC classes, and learn about financial aid.
The Student Employment program is a free service designed to assist students, TCC graduates, and employers with their employment needs. Student Employment services are located on each campus. More information is available online at www.tulsacc.edu/careerservices.
New Student Orientation
New student orientation is designed to introduce the student to the resources available at TCC that will help them to successfully navigate the academic process. The orientation sessions can aid in the development of the rigor needed to be successful in college by establishing the student’s responsibility in knowing and understanding the various processes such as advisement, financial aid, time management, an TCC’s electronic resources. The more comfortable the student becomes with the TCC systems, the more likely they are to succeed and persist to the next semester.
Any student new to TCC is encouraged to attend the orientation program. Contact the Student Activities Office for more information about orientation programs on each campus. Information is also available at tulsacc.edu/orientation.
Any student needing academic assistance outside the classroom may inquire in the Counseling and Testing Center or instructional labs on each campus.
Workshops and Seminars
Special workshops and interest sessions are periodically offered throughout the each term. These activities are coordinated through the various Student Services offices. They include such topics as “Study Skills,” “Test-Taking Techniques,” “Stress Management,” and other areas of student interest.
Campus Police functions primarily to protect life and property of TCC students and staff and provides numerous services to students as a routine part of the College operation. Included in these services are personal escorts to the student’s vehicle. The Campus “Lost and Found” is located in the Campus Police Office. Campus Police makes its annual Campus Security Report available in the Student Code of Conduct and Policy Handbook. This report is a compilation of crime statistics, as well as procedures and programs for preventing and dealing with incidents of sexual harassment, assault, and substance abuse. The codebook and aforementioned procedures and programs are provided annually to all current students and staff via the Dean of Student Services Office or College computer network in compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosures of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (20USC1092f). To receive your own copy of the report, stop by any TCC Campus Police Office or view the posting electronically on the web at www.tulsacc.edu/campuspolice.
Tulsa Community College partners with students to provide educational opportunities to achieve academic success through individualized academic support resources offered by the Education Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Through partnerships with different entities on any TCC campus or location, both Centers strive to create a universally accessible college environment. A variety of academic support resources are available to qualified students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to enhance their academic success. If you have a need for academic support resources, please contact the Education Access Center or Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the information indicated below:
Education Access Center
Tulsa Community College
909 S. Boston Avenue, Room MC 331B
Tulsa, OK 74119-2095
(918) 595-7115 - Voice
Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Tulsa Community College
3727 E. Apache, Room 2163
Tulsa, OK 74115-3151
(918) 595-7428 - Voice
(918) 595-7434 - TTY
(918) 894-5724 - VP
(918) 809-1864 - Text
The Fitness Centers at Tulsa Community College, located inside the Student Unions at the Metro, Northeast, Southeast, and West campuses, are available to all TCC students, full-time faculty, and staff. Currently enrolled credit students on all campuses may participate at any site at no charge.
Fitness Centers are open Monday through Friday and on Saturday at selected campuses, early morning to evening (although they will be closed when the College is closed). These centers feature basketball/volleyball courts, an indoor track, an aerobics room, a free weight room, as well as cardio and strength exercise areas. Operating hours are reduced between terms and during summer term.
Professional staff members are dedicated to assisting users as they work toward personal fitness goals. A wide variety of course offerings and activities through credit enrollment, continuing education, student activities, and fitness center staff will be available to all users. For additional information, contact the:
Metro Fitness Center at (918) 595-7FIT (595-7348),
Northeast Campus Fitness Center at (918) 595-8GYM (595-8496),
Southeast Campus Fitness Center at (918) 595-8640 and
West Campus Fitness Center (918) 595-8225.
Tulsa Community College offers a variety of food services for the convenience of TCC students and employees. Food and drink vending machines are also available in various locations on each campus.
Tulsa Community College does not operate residence halls or maintain listings of available housing for students. Students who do not reside in the area must make their own arrangements for housing.
International Student Services
International Student Services, located on Northeast Campus, provides information, programs and services that help to make the international student’s U.S. experience productive and positive. Services provided include admission processing, academic advising, immigration assistance, and cultural activities. The staff helps in creating 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.
Tulsa Community College attempts to provide adequate parking facilities for all of its students and staff. Parking is provided on each campus and is generally accessible during normal operating hours of the College. Parking is available for currently enrolled students for a nominal parking fee which is assessed on the basis of the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled during a given term. Parking on any TCC lot is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is intended for use by the student or staff member only while he/she is attending class or conducting college-related business on campus. Students are required to display a valid parking decal. Information about parking services and regulations is available in the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police Office located on each campus. Public transportation is also available for student use in most cases.
The Student Activities program is designed to provide each student the opportunity to participate in significant activities planned to complement educational pursuits. Opportunities are available for students to develop leadership, responsibility, and social skills through participation in numerous activities at the College. The students, faculty, and staff are kept aware of these activities through student activities calendars and notices on bulletin boards. Information concerning student activities is available in the Student Activities Office on each campus.
Educational and Entertaining Activities
A variety of activities such as films, music presentations, various entertainers, lectures, exhibits, trips, contests, discussions, workshops, and family-oriented programs are presented throughout the year by the Student Activities Office. They are scheduled with input from both students and faculty members. Anyone wishing to suggest programs should contact the Student Activities Office on any campus.
The recreational program is designed to meet the needs of TCC students regardless of age, skill or ability. It offers students the opportunity to participate in team and individual sports and enjoy the benefits of physical activity, group cooperation, and spirit. Intramural sports offered during the year include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis, pool, table tennis, and others, as interest dictates. Both intramural leagues and tournaments are planned in these various sports. Dates, times, locations, and entry requirement information is available in any Student Activities Office. Questions concerning the recreational program should be referred to the Student Activities Office or Fitness Center at the Metro, Northeast, Southeast, or West Campus.
Discounts and Services
A variety of discounts and services is available in the Student Activities Office on each campus. Although not all items are available on all campuses, items offered include discount tickets for area movie theatres, athletic event tickets, area theme park tickets, and memberships to the Philbrook Museum of Art.
Educational Opportunity Center
The Tulsa Community College Educational Opportunity Center is funded through the United States Department of Education and is a sponsored program also identified as a TRIO program. The EOC was first funded at Tulsa Community College in September 2002. The purpose of the program is to promote postsecondary education by providing information and assistance on educational and career opportunities and available financial aid options to eligible adults in a three-county area.
The EOC staff works out of a central campus-based office and satellite offices in the surrounding counties. The staff helps adults, who wish to continue their education, select and apply to schools suited to their abilities and career interests. They also provide assistance with identifying grants and loans to help pay for educational expenses, and help with the completion of admissions and financial aid applications. Additional information may be obtained from the program director or by visiting the program website: www.tulsacc.edu/eoc.
TRIO Student Support Services (RISE) Program
The TRiO Student Support Services (RISE) Program at the Metro Campus of Tulsa Community College invites students to apply for selection to the program. The TRiO SSS Program promotes student persistence from one educational level to the next by fostering an institutional climate supportive of student success. TRiO SSS is committed to the academic success of students who demonstrate an academic need and meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. First Generation (neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree)
2. Low Income (as determined by federal guidelines)
3. Students with documented disabilities, registered with the Education Access Center (located in 331B Metro Campu, call (918) 595-7115 for assistance)
The TRiO SSS Program assists selected students with navigating the college through the following services:
- Academic advising
- Tutoring, available with professional tutors and peer tutors
- Access to the TRiO SSS Learning Center, which includes a computer lab and study space
- Financial aid application assistance
- Assistance with college transfer plans, including campus visits
- Informational workshops on various topics, including study skills, test anxiety, time management and technology
- Career exploration
- Personal counseling
- Cultural activities
- Membership in the TRiO Student Association (TSA)
Selection to the program includes an application and interview process. Program services are offered at no cost to students through a federal Title IV grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information, or to request an application, please call (918) 595-8970 or visit the TRIO SSS Main Office at Metro Campus, MC 1020, located on the first floor. Our application can also be found online at tulsacc.edu/trio.
Student Government Association
Each student who enrolls at TCC, full time or part time in credit courses, automatically becomes a member of the student body. This entitles a student to vote in student elections and to take part in student activities. The representative governing group of the student body is the Student Government Association (SGA). All students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours who are in good standing with the College are eligible for SGA membership. The SGA represents the students at TCC in matters related to student campus life. The SGA also coordinates various activities for the student body. All students are encouraged to take an active part in the student government and activities program. Questions concerning SGA activities or elections should be referred to the campus Student Activities Office.
The Student Union on each campus meets a variety of student needs. The Campus Store, dining facility (“Campus Cafe”), and Student Activities Office in each Union are available along with student lounges, game rooms, and meeting areas.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services offices are available on each campus to provide health care and health education to students and staff. Each is staffed by a registered nurse who will evaluate and treat injuries and advise treatment for illness. Students with health concerns are referred to their personal physicians or to agencies in the Tulsa area. Supplemental literature and student health insurance information is available in the pamphlet racks in the hallway adjacent to the Health Center or from the nurse.
Each term a variety of health-related workshops or programs is presented allowing individuals a chance to participate. A few topics include: chemical dependency, holiday blues, coping with stress, and physical fitness. Student Health Services also sponsors a Red Cross Blood Drive each term. Blood pressure, diabetes, hearing, vision, cholesterol, and triglyceride screenings are done periodically or by appointment. Temporary parking permits for temporarily disabled students and staff may be obtained from the Student Health Services office. Information and applications for permanent state handicap parking decals are available.