The Fast Track to College program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit. College credit may be earned through dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and/or articulation (credit by exam).
The Fast Track to College Program will provide high school students with the opportunity to:
- Earn college credit while still in high school
- Get a head-start on college education and career readiness
- Provide a seamless transition into college and career options
- Save on tuition costs and related expenses. Tuition is typically waived for high school students taking college courses.
- Porterville College course taught on the high school campus during the regular school hours. The instructor is a qualified high school teacher who meets college teaching requirements and will serve as an adjunct faculty member.
- A college class taught on the high school campus where the instructor is a college faculty member (offered during the regular school hours).
- High School student takes college course(s) on the Porterville College campus, online, and/or after school on the high school site.
- Students must be a Junior in High School to attend courses taught on the Porterville campus.
Articulation/Credit by Exam:
- Credit through an articulated Career Technical Education (CTE) course can be earned through a credit-by-exam process. The college faculty can determine what the “exam” may be for the purpose of assessing knowledge for the identified class. This can include but is not limited to a combination of: tests, papers, projects, essays, etc., or it can be only one of these elements. The faculty may decide to count the assignments, tests, projects, etc. for the identified high school class for assessment of knowledge & skills for this “exam” purpose. The discretion is with the college discipline faculty.