Porterville College

Instructors & Administrators

Teacher/Instructor Application Process

  1. CREATE AN ACCOUNT: Create an account
  2. APPLY: With the new account, apply directly through Careers at KCCD
  3. MATERIALS: Applications will need resume, transcripts, and any relevant materials attached.
  4. HR Process: Once the application is received, PC will review and forward details for HR processing. TB clearance, DOJ clearance, and other pre-employment processes will need to be completed. HR will contact applicants for a meeting.
  5. APPROVAL: Once HR process is complete, the employee will be issued an ID number and PC email account.
  6. NOTIFICATION: HR will notify PC administration and staff about new dual enrollment instructor. PC will also notify Instructor and High School of status.

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A dual enrollment course is a college course taught on a high school campus by a high school instructor, who meets state determined qualifications. A concurrent course is a college course taught on a high school campus by a college faculty member.
An articulated course is a course that awards students college credit by exam. Any high school wanting to offer an articulated course would need to have an articulation agreement on file with Porterville College. Porterville College uses CATEMA to manage the many articulated courses being taught. The instructor teaching an articulated course would be able to recommend college credit to their students through CATEMA by showing that students have received an “A” or “B” in the class and have also earned an “A”, “B”, or “C” on the final exam. The final exam must be the same exam used in the course at Porterville College. All letter grades would be submitted on CATEMA as a recommendation, and then Porterville College would determine if the students should have the grade posted to their college transcripts.
FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also called the Buckley Amendment). This act sets privacy standards for student educational records. Porterville College cannot release student's information to anyone, even parents, unless a FERPA has been submitted by the student to our Admissions & Records office.
CATEMA is Porterville College’s articulation management system. If you need to use CATEMA then you are teaching an articulated course. This means that your school has an articulation agreement with Porterville College to offer this course. This agreement allows your students, who are taking your articulated course, to possibly earn college credit through passing the class with an “A” or “B”, and passing the final exam with an “A”, “B”, or “C”. The final exam must be the same exam that is used in the Porterville College course. Lastly, all grades must be letter grades, no passing “p” or fail “f” grades, earned in the course and recorded in CATEMA. What you record in CATEMA is your letter grade recommendation to us, which we then will decide to approve and record on the student’s college transcript. Porterville College also holds regular CATEMA training sessions each semester to help any instructors who are teaching an articulated course better understand CATEMA. If you are wanting this training please contact your campus’ Dual Enrollment lead.
Please contact the Program Manager regarding articulated courses or CATEMA training.
Textbooks 1. If the high school desires to provide textbooks for the students, then it is school’s responsibility to make arrangements to acquire such textbooks.
2. The high school has the option to utilize the Porterville College Bookstore for ordering the textbooks if needed. Porterville College Bookstore Contact: Nic Orizaga Phone: 559-791-2252 Email: SM8015@bncollege.com
3. The high school dual enrollment instructor must connect with the discipline faculty and/or division chair at Porterville College to discuss textbook options to ensure consistency and applicability.
4. The high school dual enrollment instructor has the option to use the same text as used by the PC instructor for the same class.
5. The high school dual enrollment instructor also the option to select another textbook that he/she feels will meet the requirements and intentions of the course outline of record. If an alternative/different text is preferred by the dual enrollment instructor, he/she should consult with the discipline faculty and/or division chair at PC for feedback on options.
a. The dual enrollment instructor will need to identify the desired textbook and contact the publisher and request an instructor/desk copy of a textbook to review.
b. If the alternative text will be used, then the high school has the option (not required) to connect with the Porterville College Bookstore to order the texts for the students if needed.
c. For textbook currency, most universities and colleges prefer textbooks editions that are 5 years or newer.
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