Catalog  –  2013 - 2014


Alternate Class Formats

Courses offered from a wide variety of disciplines using three non-traditional delivery methods: Interactive, Online, and Hybrid. Dependent upon semester scheduling, these offerings provides additional educational options to anyone seeking a college education: students dealing with family and/or job commitments, time limitations or transportation difficulties, individuals willing to explore a less traditional presentation of course content and students who choose to not come to campus for traditionally presented classes. Regardless of the mode of delivery, students receive the same course content described in the catalog.

Porterville College offers a variety of online courses, allowing students to self-select classes free of any geographic and time boundaries. It is vital that students have a basic understanding of computer usage, dependable access to the internet, and know how to send and receive e-mail.

Hybrid courses use the internet as the predominate delivery method combined with traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom sessions. Students must have access to the internet.

Specific information is available on Porterville College’s website:

Learning Communities

Porterville College offers an interdisciplinary learning community program which gives students the opportunity to develop necessary college skills while gaining individual support within an organized group of learners. In each community students are enrolled in several common classes. Faculty work together with each other and with these students to enhance the students’ retention and success potential. There are several learning communities that combine a variety of classes, most typically reading, writing, and study skills within the cohort. At least one option is offered each semester. Check the schedule of classes for the most current learning community courses being offered.

Evening and Weekend Program

Credit classes are also offered by Porterville College at convenient times during the day and evening, both on and off campus. These are regular college courses, which carry the same requirements and credits as other courses. Many evening classes are offered one night per week for two or three hours, Monday through Thursday. Weekend classes are also scheduled during the fall and spring semesters.