Catalog  –  2013 - 2014


Dismissal from Classes

An instructor may, for good cause as defined by law, remove a student from class for the day of removal and the next class meeting. The Kern Community College District Student Discipline Policy provides for due process and stipulates the procedure for administration of discipline. The policy is available in the office of the Vice President of Student Services, AC-126 and is also located on the college website.

Faculty Office Hours

Porterville College is noted for the close academic relationship between faculty and students. The educational benefit of the student being able to know and talk personally with his or her instructor is an invaluable part of the instruction offered at Porterville College. During the fall and spring semester each member of the full-time faculty schedules office hours each week for this purpose. This schedule is posted outside the instructor’s office. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, the benefits of which include:

  • Assistance in understanding and achieving specific course requirements,
  • Development of concepts and understanding beyond the course expectancies,
  • Insights into career opportunities within the instructor’s area of expertise,
  • Direction in meeting requirements in a transfer major, specifically if that major is within the instructor’s area of expertise.