Student activity programs are supported largely by the sale of Associated Student Body Cards, and students are encouraged to support the program. PC offers opportunities for students to participate in student government, campus activities, recreation, and cultural and social events. Student activities are monitored by the Student Senate, which meets each week.
Formation of clubs is encouraged at Porterville College to provide outlets of expression for specialized interests. All clubs are coordinated through the Associated Student at Porterville College (ASPC) and Inter-Club Council (ICC).
The PC student clubs and organizations are:
The mission of student programs is to promote activities that contribute to the development of skill and facility in human relations, the development of leadership abilities, and meeting the recreational and social needs of students.
Students may enjoy the many offerings at Porterville College. A rich tradition of choral music (including numerous successful tours by PC choirs) provides vocal students with many opportunities for group performance. Academic classes in music (such as Music Appreciation and World Music) prepare students for transfer-level coursework.
The SWAT Team (Students with Anthropology Training) is a subgroup of the PC Anthropology Club and was organized in 2003. SWAT Team members visit local elementary schools and provide programs to fourth graders featuring the culture and practices of the Yokuts Indians who occupied the San Joaquin Valley and foothill area from prehistoric times up to the present day. The Team brings an array of traditional artifacts into the classroom and each team member gets the opportunity to give a brief presentation on some aspect of Yokuts culture.
This program allows PC students who are pursuing a teaching career to actually stand in front of a “live audience” and gain some valuable experience. Aside from benefiting our students, the program has been embraced by the elementary school students and teachers.
In today’s world, with tight budgets and other restrictions, it is difficult for teachers to arrange field trips. The SWAT Team, essentially, brings the field trip to the classroom. Since its inception, the program has proven to be one that costs nothing and benefits many.
The SWAT Team Program is open to any PC student with an interest in teaching and/or Native American culture.
For information email Richard Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20, 2015