Porterville College

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Health Careers

Attention Registered Nursing Applicants

Porterville College Associate Degree Nursing Program uses the Multi-Criteria Selection and Ranking process for student selection (AB 548). Admission will be offered to the highest ranking applicants whose documentation supports information provided in the application. The following criteria will be included in the multi-criteria screening process:

  1. Academic degree or diplomas, or relevant certificates, held by an applicant
  2. Grade-point average in relevant course work
  3. Number of repetitions of prerequisite classes
  4. Any relevant work or volunteer experience
  5. Life experiences or special circumstances of an applicant
  6. Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English


Important Dates

Registered Nurse Application Period February 1 - 28, 2021

Check out the Future Students page to ensure your application is complete before submitting to the Health Careers office.

Transcript Evaluation Deadline

For courses taken from any college other than Porterville College, student must submit official transcripts and Request for Transcript Evaluation form to Admission and Records office.  

Oct.15th - For 1st and 3rd Semester program courses to start in fall.

June 15th - For 2nd and 4th Semester program courses to start in spring.

Psychiatric Technician Application Period June 1 - 30, 2021

The Health Careers Department will be accepting applications in June 2021 for the January 2022 PT cohort. As a result of the COVID-19 campus closure, all of our staff are working virtually to support students. Applications can be submitted by mail or sent via email.  Please click here for instructions on how to submit your PT application. For more information, see Future Students 

Emergency Medical Technician Basic - Fall 2020

Term Start/End Date 8/22- 12/12

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays      5:00pm - 9:30pm 
  • Mondays & Wednesdays    5:00pm - 9:30pm  
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