Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

Facilities

The campus is located on approximately 60 acres and includes facilities for business, liberal arts, applied sciences, science, mathematics, communications, theater, library and learning resource center, trade and industry, child development center, fine arts, health, stadium and track, gymnasium, fitness center, tennis courts, baseball and softball diamonds, horticulture complex, and ample parking.

Porterville College Foundation

The Porterville College Foundation is an incorporated non-profit organization which provides community support for Porterville College. Persons wishing to donate to special projects or receive additional information about the Foundation should contact the Foundation Office at (559) 791-2319, or see our web page (www.portervillecollege.edu/foundation).

Gifts and bequests may be designated for specific projects, presented in honor or memory of an individual, or designated as unrestricted gifts and bequests which can be used where the need is greatest.

Foundation Mission Statement:

The Porterville College Foundation will support Porterville College in developing activities, programs and facilities to the best interest of students; will actively solicit gifts, bequests and other income; and will demonstrate prudent fiduciary responsibility in the administration of those funds.

Accreditation

Porterville College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is fully approved by the Board of Governors, California Community Colleges and other state and federal agencies. The University of California, California State Universities and other universities and colleges grant credit to lower division transfer courses completed at Porterville College.

Student Right-to-Know

In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know (SRTK) and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of our college to make available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students. Beginning in Fall 2008, a cohort of all certificate-, degree-, and transfer-seeking first-time, full-time students were tracked over a three-year period. Their completion and transfer rates are listed below.

Based upon the cohort defined above, a Completer is a student who attained a certificate or degree or became “transfer prepared” during a three year period, from Fall 2008 to Spring 2011. Students who have completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better are considered “transfer-prepared”. Students who transferred to another post-secondary institution, prior to attaining a degree, certificate, or becoming “transfer-prepared” during a five semester period, from Spring 2009 to Spring 2011, are transfer students.

The table below compares Porterville College’s Completion and Transfer Rates to the statewide community college average.

2008 SRTK Cohort

Completion Rate

Transfer Rate

Statewide

24.64%

13.87%

Porterville College

18.16%

10.14%

These rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at the College nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after the three-year tracking period. For further information on SRTK methodology, interpretation and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the California Community College Chancellor’s Office web site at
http://srtk.cccco.edu/index.asp.