Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Associate Degrees: (continued)

Biological and Physical Science Associate in Science

The Associate in Science degree in Biological and Physical Science is suggested for students who plan to continue their studies in the sciences at a four-year university with a goal of obtaining a bachelor’s or higher degree in the sciences or a medical related field.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will apply the scientific method to analyze physical and biological processes; use scientific terminology appropriately; evaluate results from laboratory activities; critically analyze scientific information as presented in the media; assess the relationships between natural science and human activities; identify levels of organization within natural systems and relate to biological and physical processes; describe energy transfer within biological and physical systems; describe cellular structures an evaluate their roles in maintaining life’s processes; explain and apply basic physiological processes; describe and evaluate DNA’s role as the primary information-bearing molecule of life; apply the appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and solve problems; describe the structure and properties of matter and the relationship between matter and energy.

The Associate in Science degree in Biological and Physical Science may be awarded to students who complete the Porterville College Graduation Requirements for an Associate in Arts degree through any of the three general education patterns (the Porterville College General Education checklist, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements, or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum), including major requirements of at least eighteen (18) units in the biological and physical sciences from the following list (at least one course must be taken from each group):

Group I - Biological Sciences (5 or more units are required from this group)

BIOL P105 - Introductory Biology

5 units

BIOL P106 - Introductory Biology 5 units
MICR P106 - Microbiology 5 units
PHYL P101 - Introductory Physiology 5 units

Group II - Physical Sciences (4 or more units are required from this group)

CHEM P101A - General Chemistry 5 units
CHEM P101B - General Chemistry II 5 units
CHEM P106 - Introduction to Chemical Principles 4 credits
PHYS P102A - General College Physics 4 units
PHYS P102B - General College Physics 4 units
PHYS P104A - Physics for Scientists & Engineers 4 units
PHYS P104B - Physics for Scientists & Engineers 4 units

Business Associate in Arts

Porterville College’s two-year Business degree prepares a student to work in an exciting and growing field. The Business program is a great opportunity for people who enjoy performing a variety of tasks and working as part of a team. Successful graduates are in great demand and enjoy health and life insurance, excellent working conditions and other fringe benefits such a modern offices.

Graduates have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple-speciality areas including: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, logistics, and information systems.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will analyze business, economic, or financial principles and explain their application to the real-world; apply written and verbal communication skills in a business relationship, a teamwork setting or a leadership position; apply the importance of ethical behavior in the business environment or workplace; explain the significance of international cooperation to the success of global business.

Required-26 or 27 units from the below courses:

BSAD P011 - Business Mathematics

3 units

BSAD P132 - Business Communication 3 units
BSAD P140 - Business Law 3 units
BSAD P160 - Intro to Entrepreneurship 3 units
OFFT P030 - Human Relations in Business 2 units
MKTG P124 - Principles of Marketing 3 units
ACCT P010 - Practical Accounting 3 units
OR  
ACCT P110 - Financial Accounting 3 units
BSAD P101 - Intro. to Business 3 units
OR  
BSAD P120 - Prin/Management/Organization 3 units
INFS P001 - Intro. to Computers 3 units
OR  
INFS P100 - Introduction to Information Systems 4 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

  1. PC General Education Pattern
  2. IGETC Pattern
  3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Effective Spring 2012.

Business Administration Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. or B.S. degree in Business Administration or for entry-level into a variety of career options. Students who pursue a Business Administration degree enjoy a wealth of career options ranging business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, logistics, and information systems.

Program Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the degree the student will be able to analyze business, economic, or financial principles and explain their application to the real-world; apply written and verbal communication skills in a business relationship, a teamwork setting or a leadership position; apply the importance of Ethical behavior in the business environment; demonstrate technological competency by using technology effectively in the business environment or workplace; explain the significance of international cooperation to the success of global business.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree:

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. 40 units from either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 20 semester units in the major as determined by the required courses described below.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Required Core Courses 15 Credits:  
ACCT P110 – Financial Accounting 3 units
ACCT P120 – Managerial Accounting 3 units
ECON P101 – Microeconomics 3 units
ECON P102 – Macroeconomics 3 units
BSAD P140 – Business Law 3 units
List A: Select one of the following courses:  
BSAD P150 – Quantitative Methods in Business Decision Making 3 units
MATH P122 – Statistics 5 units
List B: Select two of the following courses:  
Any course from List A not already chosen and
BSAD P101 – Introduction to Business 3 units
or
BSAD P132 – Business Communications 3 units

In addition to the above “major specific” courses, students must complete the rest of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern requirements. Course “double-dipping” is allowed to satisfy these areas with courses from the above Major lists.

Total Overall units

60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

(Effective Fall 2013)

Child Development Associate in Arts

Program Learning Outcomes: Supporting Early Learning and Development; planning and guiding early learning and development; creating and maintaining program policies and practices; advancing the early childhood profession.

Required Courses: 18 units

CHDV P117 - Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
CHDV P119 - Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
CHDV P122 - Child, Family and Community 3 units
CHDV P143 - Practicum/Field Experience 3 units
CHDV P144 - Introduction to Curriculum 3 units
CHDV P223 - Child Growth and Development 3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

  1. PC General Education Pattern
  2. IGETC Pattern
  3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Art: Commercial Associate in Arts

The Commercial Art Associate in Arts Degree will prepare students to work in the fields of graphic arts and illustration. Students will learn how to do design layouts in advertising, print, and digital media and will learn to produce illustrations with commercial applications, such as for books and graphic novels, magazines and the web and for advertising, editorial, and technical purposes. The degree also prepares students for transfer to a four year university to continue their studies toward earning a B.A. in Commercial Art.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will construct an engaging and dynamic layout by applying the principles of design to the concept and components of the project; apply a range of approaches to using typography in projects; create a design or illustration for a specific client or a specific audience; identify the elements of good storytelling and apply these elements to his/her illustrations; identify and apply a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, and digital media for the creation of illustrations; describe, deconstruct, and evaluate contemporary and historical examples of illustrations and layouts for their purposes and use of visual language; generate original solutions to visual problems by applying the creative process of research, brainstorm, refinement, critique, and finished project; assemble a portfolio of finished paintings, illustrations, and graphic designs that exhibit the technical skills and artistic vision necessary for entry-level work in illustration, and commercial layout and design.

Core Classes - 16 units required  
ART P103 - Fundamentals of Drawing 3 units
ART P106 - 2-D Design 3 units
ART P114 - Renaissance to Contemp Art History 3 units
CGRA P110 - Introduction to Digital Arts 3 units
CMRT P102 - Commercial Layout and Design 2 units
CMRT P103 - Illustration 2 units
Electives - 5 units required  
ART P116 - Introduction to Painting 3 units
ART P117 - Advanced Drawing 2 units
ART P119 - Advanced Painting 2 units
ART P120 - Head Sculpture 2 units
ART P121 - Figurative Sculpture 2 units
ART P122 - Advanced Figure Drawing 2 units
ART P124 - Figure Drawing 3 units
CGRA P111 - Digital Graphic Design 3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

  1. PC General Education Pattern
  2. IGETC Pattern
  3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Effective Fall 2013

Communication Studies Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer program is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. degree in Communication Studies or for entry level into a variety of career options that require competent and ethical communication skills. Students who pursue advanced Communication degrees enjoy a wealth of career options ranging from Public Relations, Human Resources, college professor, and several options in Mass Communications such as radio and television. Communication courses focus on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across various contexts, cultures, and channels.

Program Learning Outcomes: Construct and deliver a presentation with communicative competence and confidence; demonstrate the dynamics of effective communication in a variety of settings and contexts; demonstrate GELO’s for the school.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Communication Studies AA-T degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete the following:

Core - 3 units  
COMM P101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 units
List A - 6 units  
COMM P102 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM P105 Argumentation & Debate 3 units
List B - 6 units  
Any course from List A not used  
COMM P106 Intercultural Communication 3 units
COMM P170 Oral Interpretation 3 units
List C - 3 units  
Any course from List A or B not used  
PSYC P101A General Psychology 3 units
SOCI P101 The Social World 3 units
ENGL P101B Composition & Literature 3 units
Total Major units 18 units

In addition to the above “major specific” courses, students must complete the rest of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern requirements. Course “double-dipping” is allowed to satisfy these areas with courses from the above Major lists.

Remaining units must be transfer-level electives to reach a total of 60 units.

Total Overall units: 60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

English Associate in Arts

Program Learning Outcomes: The student will implement skills for thinking critically about individual texts; relate texts to the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which they were produced; apply research and writing skill to create in-depth, scholarly, documented essays; read literary works from a variety of genres and determine their literary significance; identify and utilize the critical approaches that are most likely to illuminate the meaning of a writing; apply the nuances of language in both reading and expression.

To major in English, students must satisfactorily complete eighteen (18) units of transfer literature and advanced writing classes:

Required:

 

ENGL P101B - Composition and Literature 3 units
ENGL P102 - English Literature: Beowulf to Pope and the Age of Reason 3 units
OR  
ENGL P104 - English Literature: Romantics t o the Present 3 units
ENGL P130 - Survey of American Literature 3 units

An additional nine (9) units must be selected from the following:

 

ENGL P103 - Shakespeare Survey 3 units
ENGL P112 - Forms of Literature: Chicano Literature 3 units
ENGL P113– Forms of Literature: Chicano Drama 3 units
ENGL P114 - Greek and Roman Mythology 3 units
ENGL P115 - Forms of Literature: Women Writers 3 units
ENGL P116 - Forms of Literature: The Short Story 3 units
ENGL P117 - Forms of Literature: American Indian Literature 3 units
ENGL P118 - The Bible as Literature 3 units
ENGL P119 - Forms of Literature: Poetry 3 units
ENGL P140 - Creative Writing 3 units
ENGL P141 - Magazine Article Writing 3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

  1. PC General Education Pattern
  2. IGETC Pattern
  3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

History Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree is designed for students planning to transfer to the California State University or other institutions to continue studies toward a B.A. in History or for other programs that require an introductory foundation of the knowledge and skills to interpret and build understanding of our political, economic, and social past. Students who pursue History degrees at transfer institutions establish a foundation for careers in education, law, politics, information management, business, travel, government, and journalism. Additionally, History students also find success in museum, library, and archival. Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree:

Program Learning Outcomes: The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of United States, Western and/or World histories through recalling and analyzing significant events, peoples, ideas, individuals, organizations, and movements involved in the processes of historical change and continuity; critically read topics in history, analyzing primary and secondary sources, identifying problems, theses, arguments, points of view, evidence, and conclusions; critically communicate in writing and speaking about topics in history, addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and utilizing supporting evidence, and deriving conclusions and assessments.

Students must also complete, at a minimum, the following:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Completion of 18 semester units in History as follows:

CORE: Required 6 Credits of US History:

HIST P117 Hist of the US from the Colonial Period to 1877 3 units
HIST P118 Hist of the US from 1877 to the Present 3 units

Complete 6 Credits from LIST A

 

HIST P101 World History to 1500 OR 3 units
HIST P104 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST P102 World History from 1500 to the Present OR 3 units
HIST P105 History of Western Civilization II 3 units

Complete 6 Credits from LIST B (One 3-Credit course from each of the following 2 areas):

Multicultural/Diversity (One course NOT used in List A):

 

HIST P101 World History to 1500 3 units
HIST P102 World History from 1500 to the Present 3 units
HIST P108 Early Latin American History 3 units
HIST P109 Modern Latin American History 3 units
HIST P119 Mexican American History 3 units
HIST P120 History of the Middle East 3 units
HIST P121 History of East Asia 3 units
HIST P123 History of Mexico 3 units

Other History Course: (LIST A courses OR LIST B course NOT used above), OR

History P107 California History 3 units
Major Total 18 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Information Systems Associate in Arts

The Information Systems Program is designed for students who are pursuing a career in the computer and information technology field. The Program offers both a certificate and an Associate Degree as well as prepares students for transferring to four-year institutions.

Careers are available in data communications and networking, computer software engineering, database administration, computer systems analysis and design.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of various types of information systems and their roles in our economy and society; exhibit proficiency in using common computer hardware, software, and the Internet; design, construct, and troubleshoot computer programs; design, construct, and implement data communications networks; demonstrate an understanding of the systems development process and plan, analyze, design, and implement information systems; discuss social, ethical, privacy, and security issues involved in the use of information systems.

Twenty (20) units required from the following two groups:

Required (13 units)

INFS P100 - Introduction to Information Systems 4 units
INFS P113 - Structured Programming (Visual Basics) 3 units
INFS P210 - Systems Analysis and Design 3 units
INFS P220 - Data Communications and Networking 3 units

Electives (7 units)

BSAD P101 - Introduction to Business 3 units
INFS P005 - Introduction to Windows 1 unit
INFS P010 - Introduction to Word Processing (Word) 2 units
INFS P020 - Introduction to Spreadsheet (Excel) 2 units
INFS P030 - Introduction to Database (Access) 2 units
INFS P050 - Introduction to the Internet 1 unit
INFS P052 - Introduction to Web Design 3 units
INFS P055 - Internet Research 2 units
INFS P056 - Web Page Design Practicum 2 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

  1. PC General Education Pattern
  2. IGETC Pattern
  3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.