Continuing Education Professional Certifications

If you work in a field where college degrees are not required or available, earning a professional certificate may be the only credential that can prove your qualification. We work with Tulsa Community College academic departments and industry leaders to provide professional certificates for today's most in-demand fields. Our courses are designed to strengthen and enhance a person's ability to perform a job or task. Professional certifications may not be mandatory, but becoming certified increases your value as an employee can significantly improve your chances of growing in your profession, getting a raise, or taking on new opportunities.​

Court Reporting

Court Reporting involves using shorthand skills and a stenotype machine to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into a written document, creating the official transcript of court proceedings, hearings, testimonies, etc. Court Reporters play a critical role in the legal system and are in high demand across the country. Court Reporters are employed by court reporting companies for court systems or may work on a freelance basis. They may also find work captioning spoken words for the deaf or hard-of-hearing for television or public events.

TCC offers one of only two Court Reporting Certificate programs in the state. The program encompasses six (6) modules over the course of sixty-six (66) weeks with students attending year round. Each module is comprised of submodules. (For example, Module 1 consists of submodule 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.) The program utilizes Mark Kislingbury's theory and curriculum, which is known among the profession for its short writing method, giving students every advantage to complete the training. Students will be introduced to real-time stenographic machine shorthand writing used for court reporting to broadcast captioning transcriptions. Students will also learn about conflict-free writing, how to distinguish English homophones, and become familiar with the legal, medical, and technical terminology used in court proceedings. Throughout the program, you will work on building up your speed on the stenotype machine until it reaches upwards of 200 words per minute with high accuracy. The program will fully prepare you to sit for the Oklahoma Certified Shorthand Reporter exam.

Court reporting is a fantastic career with amazing earning potential and many opportunities to work as much or as little as fits your schedule. With a Court Reporting Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include official court reporter, freelance court reporter, closed captioner, and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) provider. Starting salaries begin at approximately $45,000/year.

ORIENTATIONS (free and online live with instructor): July 29 and August 5; each start at 6:00PM

NEXT COHORT: August 10, 2020


Tuition on a monthly average is $355/submodule, for an approximate total program cost of $6,400. *Total program cost can vary depending on how quickly you progress through the speed building portion of the course, as there may be the need for speed building classes after program end to gain sufficient hand speed to qualify to sit for the state test. These classes will be offered at a reduced monthly rate once all other courses are completed.


  • Stenographic Machine:  The machine needs to be real-time ready - very important. Must include wide asterisk and wide DZ keys (can be student or professional model). The machines will range anywhere in price from $300 to $1600 for student models; rentals are available for an average of $55/month. The stenographic machine is to be attached to a laptop (No Apple products). 
  • Computer: Windows-based laptop with the following minimum specifications - processor speed of 2GHz or higher (an Intel i3, i7, or AMD equivalent is recommended); 40 GB hard drive with at least 20 GB of free space (an 80 GB hard drive is recommended.
  • Required Text: "Mark Kislingbury's Magnum Steno: Beginning Theory."

Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate

With most everything going virtual these days, learn how to get the most out of digital media marketing through Facebook's very own certification! TCC Continuing Education brings you the Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate. Whether the only one doing any marketing in your department or company, or whether you are a small business owner, you will learn the ins and outs of Facebook's digital marketing strategies and campaigns. Gain a solid understanding of the marketing basics, to campaign strategy development, to data tracking. The instructor will facilitate discussion and lecture content in a live interactive virtual classroom with other students. The course is designed to lead to certification testing provided by Facebook and excludes exam.

Instructor: Matt Jostes

Dates: Tuesdays, October 6 - November 3, 2020

Times: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Online

Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate Course Schedule and Registration

Foodservice Manager's Certification

Our certification courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Tulsa Food Code through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. Each food service establishment must have personnel who are certified in food safety. This certification ensures that food service supervisory personnel possess safe techniques knowledge for all areas of food service. 

  • The certification is nationally recognized by ANSI-CFP and is good for five years. 
  • Tests are available in several languages including English, Spanish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Modern Chinese, and must be requested at the time of enrollment. 
  • A legal picture ID must be presented before the exam. 
  • Payment is due upon registration. 
  • Exam scores will be held until all fees have been paid. 


Full Foodservice Manager's Certification

  • Includes class lecture, study guide, review and test.
  • Meets 8:30am to 5pm on the first day and 8:30am to 12:30pm on the second day.

Foodservice Manager's Recertification

  • Includes study guide, review and test.
  • Meets 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Foodservice Manager's Test

  • Test only.
  • Meets 10:30am to 12:30pm unless otherwise stated.


100% refund will be given if a written, faxed, or emailed request is made to Continuing Education and Workforce Development office two (2) full business days between Monday and Friday before the first day of class. However, if you have received the study guide, you are not eligible for a refund. We may, though, reschedule you to the next class. Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance nor inability to finish coursework. We reserve the right to amend this policy for specialized programs and events.

Foodservice Manager's Course Schedule and Registration

Human Resources (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP)

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resources expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organization and the profession. 

Ensure you are prepared with TCC's Continuing Education and Workforce Development's SHRM CP and SPC courses. These are designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for career success. The intensive courses combine expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success. 


  • HR Competencies 
  • Talent Acquisition & Retention 
  • Employee Engagement 
  • Learning & Development 
  • Total Rewards and Organizational Effectiveness & Development 
  • Structure of the HR Function 
  • Workplace Management 
  • Employee Relations 
  • Technology & Data 
  • HR in the Global Context 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • U.S. Employment Laws & Regulations 
  • Business & HR Strategy 
  • SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Exam Overview and Discussion 


Course materials are included and may be picked up prior to class, after completing registration and signing the Book Release Form. The CE Program Coordinator will notify students of these arrangements prior to class starting. Once materials are picked up, no refund will be given.

SHRM Course Schedule and Registration

Project Management

We partner with Tulsa Community College (TCC) School of Business and Information Technology to offer this Project Management Certification. This certification is designed for students seeking project management skills to complement their chosen career, and for professionals preparing for Project Management Institute Certification. Students will gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to participate in and lead successful projects in information technology and other industries where the ability to work as a part of a team and respond to changes in real-time is critical. Proficiency in teamwork, leadership, ethical, and communication skills will be attained. Courses taught using a hands-on, real-world, team-based approach employing essential project management software and mobile technologies. 

PMI® is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 
For More Information About Course Content, Contact: 
TCC School of Business and Information Technology 
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7639 


  • Create a project plan using Microsoft Project. 
  • Create a project plan using Microsoft Excel. 
  • Devise a risk assessment plan for a scheduled or current project. 
  • Apply methods of project management to current or proposed projects as proposed by the Project Management Body of Knowledge. 
  • Monitor and control a project through the systematic use of Earned Value Management. 
  • Provide a team-centered environment that facilitates project success and team member growth. 


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Drone Part 107 Test Preparation

Drone activity is expected to grow rapidly in the business sector over the next few years. Professional UAS services for photography, real estate, oil and gas, news stations, surveying, agriculture, sports, cinematography, and law enforcement are just a few of the ever-expanding professions and career opportunities developing at a brisk pace. 
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Pilot Training Program at Tulsa Community College provides formalized pilot and compliance training for drone operations in the U.S. National Airspace System. This course will provide an in-depth understanding of the complex and evolving Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 rules and regulations. 

Students must be 16 years or older to take the Part 107 test. Classes do not typically include drones for student use; however, limited flying time is provided with instruction, so please bring your own drone to class.

Full Part 107 Test Preparation courses are 12 hours in length, meeting Monday through Thursday from 6pm - 9pm.

Refresher Part 107 Test Preparation courses are 6 hours in length, hitting all the highlights and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm - 9pm.

At this time, all classes are located at TCC's Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center

UAS Part 107 Course Schedule and Registration