Many courses offered by the college require the completion of prerequisite courses taken at Porterville College or their equivalent at another accredited institution. Students are advised to consult the course descriptions found in the current college catalog or semester schedule for the identification of the prerequisites for a course. Prerequisites are approved through the Porterville College Curriculum Committee. They may be revised or adjusted during the school year.
For specific information, contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office.
If you are looking to override or waive a pre-requisite, please contact a counselor. You may fill out this form, which is also available in the counseling office. Overrides can be emailed to any counselor below.
All overrides must include: first and last name, date of birth, student ID #, current phone number, student email, class name, semester and attached copy of unofficial transcripts.
|Araceli Carranza||Counselor and EOPS Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Ana Ceballos||Counselor, Teacher Educationemail@example.com||
|Maria Roman||Student Services Division Chair / Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||
If you should see the words prerequisite, co-requisite or recommendation in the catalog, it is important for you to understand the definition of these terms.
Students may petition to challenge prerequisites based upon the following criteria:
Prerequisite Challenge Petitions are available in the Learning Center (LRC).
For most courses listed in the catalog, recommended basic skill levels have been assigned in reading and writing and, where applicable, in mathematics. Students are advised that they should have at least these skill levels for academic success. Specific course skills levels are available in the Counseling Center.