Programs, Certificates, and Degrees

Listed below are Job Skills Certificates, Certificates of Achievement and Degree Programs which Porterville College currently offers. Suggested paths of study that may be found in the catalog are indicated by JSC, CA, AA, AS, AA-T, or AS-T.

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree

 

Job Skills Certificate - JSC  [less than 18 units] document the satisfactory completion of training in a specific area of study. Job Skills Certificates are not posted to transcripts and are not approved for Title IV aid.

A Certificate of Achievement CA is any credit certificate that may appear by name on a students transcript,

  • (18 units of study or more) degree-applicable credit coursework are awarded for the completion of a formal instructional program which is designed to give the learner skills, knowledge, and aptitudes for a specific field or endeavor.  Some Certificates of Achievement may not be approved for Title IV aid.  
  • (12 units of study or more) degree-applicable credit coursework that represents a well-defined pattern of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities that may be oriented to career or general education. Some low unit Certificates of Achievement may not be approved for Title IV aid.  

To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement CA the student must complete all required credits with a grade of  “C” or higher in each course.  Certificates of Achievement CA that  require a grade of “B” or higher are specified in the program.

Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AA-TAS-T) are intended for employment preparation, transfer to a four-year institution, or academic achievement. Associate Degrees will appear on students transcripts.

Courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher education are accepted towards the certificate or degree program provided that at least one-half of the credits are taken in residence at Porterville College. 

A

Accounting CA
Accounting JSC
*Accounting (JSC) is not approved for Title IV aid.
Administration of Justice AS-T
Administration of Justice CA
Advanced Computing JSC
*Advanced Computing (JSC) is not approved for Title IV aid.
Advanced Information Systems AS
Agriculture: Production AA
Anthropology AA-T
Art:Commercial AA

B

Basic Computing JSC
*Basic Computing (JSC) is not approved for Title IV aid.
Biology and Physical Science AA
Biology and Physical Science AS
Business Administration AS-T
Business Information Systems AS
Business Management: Accounting AS
Business Management: Entrepreneurship AS
Business Management: Human Resources AS
Business Management: Logistics AS

C

Child Development AA
Child Development Associate Teacher Certificate CA
Child Development Teacher Permit CA
Communication Studies AA-T
Communication Studies  CA
*Communication Studies (CA) is not approved for Title IV aid
Computer Information SystemsAS
Customer Service Academy JSC
*Customer Service Academy (JSC) is not approved for Title IV aid

E

Early Childhood EducationAS-T
EMT-BasicJSC 
*EMT-Basic JSC is not approved for Title IV aid.
English AA-T
Entrepreneurship CA
Entrepreneurship JSC

F

Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter CA

H

History AA-T
Human Resources JSC
*Human Resources JSC is not approved for Title IV aid
Human Resource Management CA

I

Industrial Maintenance CA
Industrial Technology JSC  
*Industrial Technology JSC is not approved for Title IV aid

L

LeadershipJSC
*Leadership JSC is not approved for Title IV aid
Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities AA
Liberal Arts: Math & Science AA
LogisticsCA
LogisticsJSC
*Logistics JSC is not approved for Title IV aid
LVN to ADNAS
LVN to RN: 30 unit optionCA

M

Mathematics AS-T
Music CA

N

Nursing AS

P

Philosophy  AA-T
Political Science   AA-T
Power Technician Utility Worker  CA  
*Power Technician Utility Worker (CA) is pending Title IV aid approval.
Psychiatric Technology  CA  

S

Social Science AA
Sociology AA-T
Solar Sales JSC
*Solar Sales is not approved for Title IV aid
Studio Art AA-T

W

Wildland Firefighter JSC
*Wildland Firefighter (JSC) is not approved for Title IV aid
   

July 10, 2017

Kern Community College District