Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Effective Fall 2009, all courses used for meeting the requirements for degrees must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Administration of Justice Associate in Arts

The Administration of Justice majors primarily for students transferring to four-year schools with a declared Administration of Justice major. The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU and UC system. Graduates from a four-year school have a wide range of career options including: law enforcement, corrections, probation and parol. They work in multiple specialty areas including: city police, county sheriff, highway patrol, state and contract correctional institutes, adult and juvenile probation and counseling centers. Career opportunities are very strong and expected to continue to be strong in these areas.

Program Learning Outcomes: Identify the procedures involved in the justice system from arrest to release; identify how the criminal justice system works as a system; identify the importance of the inter-cooperation of all three parts of the criminal justice system; identify the steps that are taken from the point of arrest by the police officer to the release of the defendant from prison.

At least twenty-four (24) units must be completed from the following courses:

Core Classes - 15 units required  
ADMJ P101 - Public Safety Report Writing 3 units
ADMJ P102 - Intro. to Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ P103 - Introduction to Law 3 units
ADMJ P104 - Criminal Law 3 units
ADMJ P107 - Expl. Contemp. Multicultural Issues 3 units
ADMJ P109 - Criminal Justice Communications 3 units
ADMJ P111 - Introduction to Behavioral and Correctional Science 3 units
ADMJ P121 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 units
ADMJ P122 - Probation and Parole 3 units
Electives - 9 units required  
ADMJ P050 - Correctional Officer Core Training Academy 10 units
ADMJ P051A - PC832 Arrest and Control 2 units
ADMJ P051B - PC832 Firearms 1 unit
ADMJ P066A - Police Reserve Training, Level III 7 units
ADMJ P066B - Police Reserve Training, Level II 10 units
ADMJ P105 - Principles/Procedures of the Justice System 3 units
ADMJ P106 - Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ P108 - Principles of Investigation 3 units
ADMJ P113 - Interviewing/Counseling in Corrections 3 units
ADMJ P114 - Control and Supervision in Corrections 3 units
ADMJ P115 - Legal Aspects of Corrections 3 units
ADMJ P117 - Police Operations 3 units
ADMJ P118 - Introduction to Criminology 3 units
ADMJ P123 - Constitutional Rights of the Accused 3 units
ADMJ P140 - Field Work/Admin of Justice Police Cadet 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.

Agriculture: Production Associate in Arts

The Agriculture major is designed for students who are looking at an Associate Degree from Porterville College as a terminal Degree as well as for students transferring to four-year schools with various Agriculture majors. The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU system.

Graduates from a four-year school have a wide range of career options including but not limited to: Agriculture Business and Agriculture Production areas.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will understand and describe the nature of leadership and the role of the manager as a leader; compare and contrast the role of agriculture in the economic structure of the country and the world; identify the Best Management Practices for sustained productivity of agricultural production; demonstrate technological competency by using technology effectively in the business environment or workplace; explain the significance of international cooperation to the success of global Agribusiness.

At least twenty-four (24) units must be completed from the following courses:

Core Courses - 12 units required  
AGRI P101 - Introduction to Agribusiness 3 units
AGRI P102 - Agricultural Economics 3 units
AGRI P103 - Agricultural Sales 3 units
AGRI P104 - Computer Applications in Agriculture 3 units
Optional Courses - 12 units  
AGRI P105 - Farm Accounting 3 units
AGRI P106 - Introduction to Soil Science 3 units
AGRI P107 - Agricultural Marketing 3 units
AGRI P110 - Principles of Pesticide Use 3 units
AGRI P117 - Plant Propagation/Production 3 units
AGRI P131 - Introduction to Plant Science 3 units
AGRI P132 - Agricultural Math 3 units
AGRI P133 - Orchard Production and Management 3 units
AGRI P134 - Vineyard Production and Management 3 units
AGRI P135 - Irrigation Fundamentals 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.

Biological and Physical Science Associate in Arts

The Associate of Arts degree in Biological and Physical Science is suggested for students planning entry into an allied health program or a career in the sciences.

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

The Associate of Arts degree in Biological and Physical Science may be awarded to students who complete the Porterville College graduation requirements for an Associate of Arts degree through any of the three general educational 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 l - Biological Sciences (4 or more units are required from this group)

ANAT P110 - Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL P105 - Introductory Biology 5 units
BIOL P106 - Introductory Biology 5 units
BIOL P110 - Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL P118 - Nutrition 3 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)

ASTR P101 - Elementary Astronomy 4 units
CHEM P101A - General Chemistry 5 units
CHEM P101B - General Chemistry II 5 units
CHEM P106 - Introduction to Chemical Principles 4 units
ERSC P110 - Introduction to Earth Science 4 units
GEOL P110 - Introduction to Geology 4 units
PHSC P112 - Physical Science 4 units
PHYS P102A - General College Physics 4 units
PHYS P102B - General College Physics 4 units
PHYS P104A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units
PHYS P104B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units

Total to a minimum of 18 combined units