Porterville College



Contact us virtually at this link.

Virtual Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00AM-2:00PM

Wednesday 12:00PM-2:00PM

In our Virtual Office, staff can help with: questions, scheduling appointments, paperwork, and other services!

The CalWORKs Program provides services to students who receive TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families, formally known as AFDC) and who have been referred by their TulareWORKs caseworker and monitors academic progress. Other services include CalWorks work study (on- and off-campus), job placement, job search skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, academic advising, books, funding for child care, mileage reimbursement, and job readiness workshops.

What can PC CalWORKs do for you?

  • Child care referrals
  • Financial aid advising
  • Career development workshops
  • Work study programs on-campus
  • Off-campus job placement
  • Advancement toward vocational degree or certificate leading to employment
  • Links to key PC departments and outside agencies
  • Job training leading toward employment


  1. Referred by TulareWORKs caseworker. Must be receiving TANF cash aid and have a Welfare-To-Work Plan
  2. Student completes college matriculation process i.e. application, placement and orientation.
  3. Meets with counselor and enrolled in classes
  4. Completes PC CalWORKs paperwork i.e. application, release of information, Ed Plan and Activity Plan
  5. Student provides the Agency Certification "gold form" to the PC CalWORKs Office

If you have any questions, please contact the CalWORKs Office at 559-791-2303 or calworks@portervillecollege.edu.

To apply for CalWORKs, download the application through the following link.

  • Please save it to your computer or mobile device before completing it.
  • After you save and complete the form, email it as an attachment to the email address shown on the form. Please include a copy of your Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 Schedule/Bill.
  • Additionally, if you're having trouble with the PDF technology, you can print the form, complete it with a pen, then scan it with your phone or computer, and email it to our office.
  • CalWORKs Application

    Troubleshooting Your PDF: Is the Information Going Blank When You Send It?

    If you are using a Mac's PDF program (called Preview), or if you are sending the form and finding that the information you entered goes blank, please follow these steps after you've filled out the form:

    • Choose Print from the File menu.
    • Inside the Print window, use the dialog box’s PDF option to save it to a PDF (instead of sending it to a printer).
    • Email the saved PDF as an attachment to the email address shown on the form.


  • Educational, academic, financial and personal counseling
  • Job placement on and off campus
  • Book services
  • Workshops
  • Work-study
  • Food Pantry

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CalWORKS General Contact Number: 559-791-2303

Name Position Email Phone Location
Diana Cabrera Department Assistant III dcabrera@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2223
Araceli Carranza Counselor and EOPS Coordinator acarranz@portervillecollege.edu 599-791-2367
Michelle Sanders Program Technician michelle.sanders@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-3661
Ena See Adjunct Counselor ena.see@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2270
Yolanda Vasquez Counselor and CARE Coordinator yvasquez@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2465