Porterville College


It is important that you see a counselor at least once per term to evaluate your academic progress. To make an appointment, stop by or call the counseling center.

Your counselor will be able to answer any questions you have about course requirements, degree requirements or schedules.
The services of counselors are available to all students at Porterville College.
A counselor will help you to reach your educational goal—whether it be graduating from Porterville College with an associate degree, transferring to a four-year college, obtaining a certificate, improving your vocational skills, learning English as a Foreign Language. or taking courses for personal and professional growth.

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Walk-in Advising Schedule

Educational plans are by appointment only. Advisors cannot clear academic holds. Times on schedule are subject to change. Sign-ups for AM walk-ins start at 8:00am. Sign-ups for PM walk-ins start 1 hour before the start time.

Student Educational Plan

An SEP is a term-by-term plan that you work out with your counselor. It will list the courses you need to complete your degree or certificate in a recommended sequence. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to complete an SEP!

More about SEP

Online Resources

Graduation Checklists

18-19 Grad Checklist
17-18 Grad Checklist
16-17 Grad Checklist
15-16 Grad Checklist

Contact Advising

Location: AC-126

Ph: 559.791.2329

Name Position Email Phone Location
Araceli Carranza Counselor and EOPS Coordinator acarranz@portervillecollege.edu 599-791-2367
Ana Ceballos Counselor, Teacher Education ana.ceballos@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2326
Carmen Martin Counselor cmartin@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2281
Maria Roman Student Services Division Chair / Counselor mroman@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2230
Patricia Serrato Counselor pserrato@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2376
Jessica Shadrick Counselor jshadric@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2244
Miles Vega Professor mvega@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2327

The mission of the Advising and Counseling Department is to foster and promote the academic, personal, and social development of our students by providing a wide range of services to help them resolve personal difficulties and acquire the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will enable them to be successful.

Walk-In Advising Schedule

September 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
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10 11 12 13 14

Advisors: 8:30-11:30, 
Counselors: 9-11:30,

Advisors: 8-9, 2-5
Counselors: 2:30-3:30


Advisors: 8-9:30, 2-5
Counselors:8-9:30, 2-5

Advisors: 12:30P-5:00P

Counselors: 8:30A-11:00A &


Advisors: 8:30A-11:00A



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Advisors:8:30A-12:00P &

Counselors: 8:00A-11:00A &


Advisors: 8:00A-112:00P &

Counselors: 2:30P-3:30P


Advisors: 8:00A-12:00P

Counselors: 8:00A-9:30P &


Advisors: 8:30A-11:00A &

Counselors: 8:30A-11:30A &


Advisors: 8:30A-11:00A

Counselors: 9:30A-11:00A


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Advisors:8:30A-12:00P & 

Counselors: 9:00A-12:00P &


Advisors: 8:00A-12:00P &

Counselors: 2:30P-3:30P


Advisors: 8:00A-12:00P &

Counselors: 8:00A-9:30A &


Advisors: 12:30P-5:00P

Counselors: 10:30A-11:00 &


Advisors: 10:00A-11:00A

Counselors: 8:30A-11:00A



Online Counseling

Porterville College offers online Counseling and Advising. Please click Cranium Cafe online counseling video to learn more about our online counseling services. We ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice to schedule an online counseling appointment. Contact our Counseling Office to schedule an appointment.

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