Welcome to Academic and Career Pathways

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What is an Academic and Career Pathway?

Porterville College groups its majors into four pathways. Each pathway consists of a group of related programs of study based on similar core classes and career paths. Choose one of the pathways below to learn more.

Why should you choose a pathway?

Pathways allow you to explore an area of interest, and then as you learn more, to focus on a program or major that will lead to a certificate or associate degree, and/or prepare for a career or to transfer to a university.

Academic & Career Pathways

Public Safety Pathway


For students wanting to serve their community and help ensure people’s safety and security in the face of crises or natural disasters.



Business, Information Systems, and Industry Pathway


For students interested in starting or managing a business or company, computing, building, and maintenance, or agriculture.



Health, Natural Sciences, and Math Pathway


For students interested in studying the natural world and applying that knowledge to solve problems or improve human life and health.



Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Pathway


For students who enjoy creative expression and communication, learning about other people and cultures, and sharing a love of learning with others.



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