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 a 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.
Stay Safe and Healthy,
Office of Financial Aid
100 E. College Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Tulare County in effect from May 26, 12:00 PM PDT until May 28, 07:00 PM PDT. Criteria for an excessive heat warning is a heat index of 105 °F or greater that will last for 2 hours or more. An Extreme Heat Warning means that some people can be seriously affected by heat if precautions are not taken. Please review the following Adobe Spark Extreme Heat Presentation for safety tips and resources.
Click to view the academic calendar for 2020-2021:
Each department has created a special video message for their recipient. Click the videos below 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.
Click the button below to visit the online store for Class of 2020 cap and gown keepsakes--available for the same price as you would pay if you were purchasing them in-person at the campus store:
Interdisciplinary Studies (INST) has changed to Student Success (STSS). See the flyer for details on which classes this will affect.
Porterville College President, Dr. Claudia Habib, shares some important updates about COVID-19 (4/20/20). To select different sections of the video, click the topics below. Click the YouTube image to watch the full video:
Click the following video to watch the full-length update from Dr. Habib:
Students, please note the following:
A video message to students from Porterville College President, Dr. Claudia Habib (4/6/20):
A video message to students from Porterville College President, Dr. Claudia Habib (3/30/20):
A video message to students from Porterville College President, Dr. Claudia Habib (3/22/20):
In English: https://youtu.be/JFzvlZ5TDKw
In Spanish: https://youtu.be/wECVN2TjdJ8
Porterville College has been tracking the COVID-19 situation from its earliest stages. You can view past updates and notices on the archive page.
Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The fact that this disease has caused illness, including illness resulting in death, and sustained person-to-person spread is concerning. These factors meet two of the criteria of a pandemic. As community spread is detected in more and more countries, the world moves closer toward meeting the third criteria, worldwide spread of the new virus.
Current risk assessment:
CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure*:
Call your healthcare professional if you have shortness of breath, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
For more in-depth information and to stay up-to-date with current conditions please visit the Kern County Public Health website at https://kernpublichealth.com/2019-novel-coronavirus/