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.

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 ana.ceballos@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2326
Norma Macias Adjunct Counselor 559-791-2237
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.
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