Porterville College

Programs, Certificates, and Degrees

Listed below are Job Skills Certificates, Certificates of Achievement and Degree Programs which Porterville College currently offers. Suggested paths of study that may be found in the catalog are indicated by JSC, CA, AA, AS, AA-T, or AS-T.

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree

 

Job Skills Certificate - JSC  [less than 18 units] document the satisfactory completion of training in a specific area of study. Job Skills Certificates are not posted to transcripts and are not approved for Title IV aid.

A Certificate of Achievement CA is any credit certificate that may appear by name on a students transcript,

  • (18 units of study or more) degree-applicable credit coursework are awarded for the completion of a formal instructional program which is designed to give the learner skills, knowledge, and aptitudes for a specific field or endeavor.  Some Certificates of Achievement may not be approved for Title IV aid.  
  • (12 units of study or more) degree-applicable credit coursework that represents a well-defined pattern of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities that may be oriented to career or general education. Some low unit Certificates of Achievement may not be approved for Title IV aid.  

To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement CA the student must complete all required credits with a grade of  “C” or higher in each course.  Certificates of Achievement CA that  require a grade of “B” or higher are specified in the program.

Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AA-TAS-T) are intended for employment preparation, transfer to a four-year institution, or academic achievement. Associate Degrees will appear on students transcripts.

Courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher education are accepted towards the certificate or degree program provided that at least one-half of the credits are taken in residence at Porterville College. 

H

History AA-T
Human Resources JSC
*Human Resources JSC is not approved for Title IV aid
Human Services CA

I

Information Systems AA
Information Systems CA
Industrial Maintenance CA
Industrial Technology JSC  
*Industrial Technology JSC is not approved for Title IV aid

L

Liberal Arts AA
LogisticsCA
LogisticsJSC
*Logistics JSC is not approved for Title IV aid

M

Mathematics AS-T

N

Nursing
  Associate Degree Nursing AS
  LVN to ADN AS
  Psychiatric Technology CA

P

Philosophy  AA-T
Political Science   AA-T
Power Technician Utility Worker  CA  
*Power Technician Utility Worker (CA) is pending Title IV aid approval.

S

Social Science AA
Sociology AA-T
Solar Sales JSC
*Solar Sales is not approved for Title IV aid

W

Wildland Firefighter JSC
*Wildland Firefighter (JSC) is not approved for Title IV aid
   

May 3, 2017

Kern Community College District