Professional Development & 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.​

If you are a senior or TCC employee, your course may be eligible for a 10% discount. Discounts can only be applied with registration over the phone. To schedule a time to redeem the discount, email us at

Court Reporting


April 5, 2021 Beginning Court Reporting Machine Technology (first module of 18 modules)

Other registration: 

Speed Building and Returning Court Reporting Student Registration

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.

Registration is now closed. Check back at the end of 2020 for an updated schedule.


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."

Speed Building and Returning Court Reporting Student 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. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive a certificate, wallet card, and a window decal from the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. Notification of test results will also be include with a review of your performance in each category of the test. Allow 2-3 weeks to receive this information through the mail, if for some reason you do not receive your results, please call NRFSP at 1-800-446-0257.

  • 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 and valid 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

Lean Training

Tulsa Community College is partnering with Industrial Solutions, Inc., to offer lean training.

Coming soon!

Lean Training Course Schedule and Registration

Call (918) 595-8804 to schedule trainings customized to your company's needs.

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 Training and Events

Drone activity is growing rapidly around the nation! Professional UAS services for photography, real estate, oil and gas, news stations, surveying, agriculture, sports, cinematography, and public safety are just a few of the ever-expanding professions and career opportunities developing at a brisk pace. So brisk, Oklahoma is falling behind.

TCC Continuing Education is here as your source for Drone Part 107 Test Preparation and Drone Flight Instruction.

The Part 107 provides 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.

Our Drone Flight Instruction will provide ample flight time for introductory and more technical flight techniques, all while teaching you to coordinate your app for flight plans and handle obstacles such as lost GPS, low battery charge or emergencies while flying under various intelligent flight modes and capturing photo and video.

NEW!: FREE Drone Demonstration Day for Public Safety Officials

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: SkyWay36

Calling all officials in public safety! Join Tulsa Community College and Osage Nation for a day of networking, discovery, exploration and flying in this FREE Drone Demonstration Day. Vendors from around the country will be available at the SkyWay36 airstrip to answer questions from starting a drone operations unit in your department or agency to what the best flight and application technology is available from a start-up to scaling-up standpoint. The event is outside and come and go from 9am to 4pm and COVID protocols will be followed. Registration is free but required. Call (918) 694-0437 with questions or if you are interested in participating as a vendor. Makeup date in the event of inclement weather is Friday, April 30th.

Drone Training Course and Event Schedule and Registration