VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: ANY student who has not submitted their proof of vaccination or applied for an exemption before November 1, 2021 will no longer be allowed to attend on-campus classes or visit the campus for any reason starting Monday, November 1st (you will be given a red pass in the KCCD Campus Pass App). Your ability to register for in-person classes may also be affected. Read more »

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A message from the Porterville College President - July 1, 2021


Dear PC Faculty, Staff, and Administrators, 


On June 17th the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to adopt the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.  Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to allow the revisions to immediately take effect.  The updates include changes to face coverings and physical distancing requirements based on vaccination status.  These changes support our phased-in approach to returning to our campuses for fall and the intention of providing a full complement of on-site instructional, administrative, and student support services beginning August 9th.   


I recognize that this is another in a series of substantial transitions, so initially, employees will work a schedule that is a combination of on-ground/remote. I know many of you have already been working this type of schedule, or have fully transitioned back to campus; for all others, this will become scheduled and systematic for our return on the 9th. Employees eager to return to campus can do so at any time, and we encourage employees to begin this transition following the July 4th holiday. 


Over the next two weeks, our COVID-19 Response Core Team will be working on updating the COVID-19 Reopening Protocols to reflect recent changes and any districtwide guidance, and I will send out more detailed information once we have completed this task.  Until then, we will maintain the status quo with regard to wearing face coverings while indoors.   


Please note that contact tracing will still be required of all employees; therefore, everyone must complete the coming on campus form on the website or via the KCCD Campus App and scan appropriate location QR codes.  


I understand that this has been a period of uncertainty as we were waiting for updated guidance on COVID-19. We are committed to getting you clear direction to help you in your planning for a return to campus and some semblance of normal.  As always, we are committed to your safety as we look towards meeting the needs of those students who were most impacted by the pandemic. 


Thank You,

Dr. Claudia Habib

Porterville College President


Dear PC Campus Community,Virtual Town Hall

We'd like to share information with you on an upcoming COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall being held by Tulare County Officials. It will be streamed live on the Tulare County HHSA Facebook page this Thursday (1/28) at 6:00 pm. In this town hall, they will provide updates and information regarding the COVID vaccine and vaccination efforts in Tulare County.

WHAT: Tulare County COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

WHERE: Facebook Live at

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2021

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

Community members are invited to submit questions for the town hall and can submit questions at:

Please submit your questions by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27.


For more information about COVID-19, visit and


Message from Porterville College President – Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

After much discussion on both the Porterville College Campus and at the Kern Community College District, Porterville College will continue to operate remotely with a Hybrid Education Model during the Spring 2021 Semester.

Much like our Fall 2020 course model, the Majority of Classes in the Spring Semester will be held online or in alternative remote formats. Only a limited number of instructional courses, support services, and essential functions will be provided in-person with strict social distancing protocols in place.

Although this decision is not a surprise, it is still disappointing. As I have stated many times over the course of the last six months, I miss you all very much. I miss having conversations every day with students and staff during walks around campus. I miss meeting and getting to know students as they take their breaks between classes or play Dungeons & Dragons in the Cafeteria. I miss attending student life events like Basketball and Volleyball Games, Student Club Celebrations, and Pizza with the President to share with you all as a PC Community.

I cannot wait until we are back on campus together, but my priority remains YOUR SAFETY. The risks associated with a return to campus are currently just too high. I am very proud of our students' spirit as they adapt to the virtual environment, and I am grateful for the continued efforts by faculty and staff of providing the best academic experience during this pandemic.

We will continue to consult with local, state, and federal agencies and monitor conditions for a return to campus in the future. I am optimistic that with the progress of potential vaccines and treatments, we will be able to return to in-person campus operations in Fall 2021. We will share information and planning details as they become available.

Don’t let your guard down. Use face coverings and maintain social distancing to keep you and your family safe and to help us get closer to our goal of returning to campus. Let's make this semester count!

Thank You,

Dr. Claudia Habib, President

Update to PC Food Pantry Drive Thru for Students

The event will remain every Thursday, although the time will be one hour earlier, from 10:00 – 11:00 to compensate for the heat that we will be experiencing over the summer months. Please share as we would like to make sure we communicate the change and eliminate any confusion. This message has been sent through Navigate to our students.

Dear Porterville College Student,

With schools and many businesses closed, many of you who have not needed the Pirate Pantry services will need assistance more than ever. Porterville College continues to work with Community Food Bank to create a network of support for our students in emergency. Porterville College will be providing no-contact, drive-thru Mobile Pirate Pantry for Porterville College Students. One bag of Groceries will be given to each student. Students must present a current Porterville College Student ID Card or canvas login showing courses with matching picture ID to receive a bag of groceries. Please have the verification items ready when you pull up to receive your bag of groceries. The Drive Thru will be available every Thursday at 10am to 11pm and will be first come first served, beginning April 2, 2020. The drive-thru will take place in the parking lot located in front of the AC building. There will be clear signage upon entry and we ask that all participants practice social distancing. There will be marked locations that you should adhere to, while you wait your turn. We are facing unknown and unpredictable needs in the coming months and your college is working to assist in meeting those needs.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar Now Available

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2020-2021 Academic Year Calendar

Congratulations to the 2020 Porterville College Medal of Distinction Recipients

Each department has created a special video message for their recipient. Click the videos below to view.

Ivan Villanueva: Medal Recipient in Teacher Education

Jacob Roper, Kayla Drake, and Mae Vercnocke: Medal Recipients in Natural Science

Aiden Willet: Medal Recipient in Fine Arts

Joshua Reagan: Medal Recipient in Mathematics

Heathy Ochoa: Medal Recipient in Communication Studies

Alan Mata: Medal Recipient in Engineering

Porterville College Virtual Art Exhibition 2020 Now Available to View

The Fine Arts Department has found a way to keep a long held PC tradition alive with the 2020 “Virtual” Student Exhibition. Click the video below to begin exploring the latest works of art created by Porterville College.

The following links will aid you in becoming familiar with Canvas: 

Remote Ready Template: this is a Canvas template for face-to-face classes transitioning to online. (You do NOT have to use this template. It is offered as a courtesy.)

Other helpful videos: