Porterville College is approved as an institution of higher learning for the training of veterans and veterans’ dependents entitled to educational assistance. Porterville College will grant credit to veterans for specific service experience up to maximum of five (5) credits. Additional credits may be granted for other military education completed upon evaluation by the Office of Admissions and Records. Evaluation s made and credits allowed by Porterville College are subject to review and re-evaluation by any college or university to which the veteran may later transfer.
All veterans receiving benefits are required to have a completed Student Educational Plan (SEP) on file before credits can be certified with the Veterans Administration (VA). Prepared in a session with the veteran’s counselor, the SEP includes a term-by-term listing of courses required for completion of the veteran’s academic goals. The VA will only pay for classes that count as a prerequisite for a requirement, general education, or as a major/certificate requirement.
To assist veterans in their transition from the military to the classroom, Porterville College provides a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) located in AC 116. The VRC is a relaxing place for student veterans to gather, meet with the veterans’ counselor, study, talk with representatives from veteran service providers, or just enjoy the camaraderie of fellow veterans on campus. In addition, the center provides a copy machine for veteran use, a study room with computers, and a lounge area to have lunch or just take a break.
The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is the student club that advocates for veteran issues on campus, and provides a social group setting to help veterans become successful in their adjustment to college and civilian life. The SVO meets regularly and all veterans are encouraged to participate and provide input.
The VRC is a centralized location and hub of activities for the veterans on campus. It provides a place for academic support services, camaraderie, and wellness. The services include:
|Location:||Academic Center (AC), Room 116|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. - Noon|
Steven D. Schultz
Room: Veterans Resource Center, AC-116
Room: Admissions and Records office, AC-112
The mission of the Porterville College Veterans Resource Center is to provide assistance and support to veterans and their dependents as they transition from the military to the completion of their academic goals.
A Mike's Pass is a free parking pass given to all veterans their first semester of enrollment at Porterville College. (Mike's Passes for subsequent semesters can be "earned" - see the VRC coordinator/counselor for more information on how to earn an additional Mike's Pass).
Method of Funding
Mike's Passes are funded through the generous donations of individuals, businesses or agencies in the community. Donations are made to a foundation account established for the specific purpose of providing this additional support to Porterville College veterans.
How to Register for a Mike's Pass
In order to obtain this free parking permit, veterans need to: