photo of President Rosa Flores CarlsonPresident's Message

Welcome to Porterville College where students are our focus. Porterville College opened its doors in 1927 and enjoys a rich history that has been and currently is linked to the local community providing education and training for many citizens in our local area.

Currently Porterville College participates in several partnerships to provide up-to-date and applicable education and training to employees and students with local business and industry and other educational entities. These include: the City of Porterville, the Porterville Chamber, Porterville Unified School District, Tulare County Office of Education, California State University of Fresno and California State University, Bakersfield among others.

Porterville College is set up to be able to change and adapt based on the training needs of the community. The College is a comprehensive community college that provides general, transfer and career education at the undergraduate level, training and services for updating skills in the existing workforce, and basic skills. In addition, the college offers various athletic programs and student clubs in order to provide students with a well-rounded college experience. We develop and update academic vocational curriculum in a timely manner to meet the needs of the students and the community.

Porterville College is located in Tulare County and is part of the Kern Community College District which includes Bakersfield and Cerro Coso Colleges. Porterville College is in the process of building a new library and has three other major remodels and building projects outlined for the next few years in order to meet your educational needs.

Whether you want to start a new career or start your college career, transfer or just take a class, Porterville College is not only affordable but our staff will do our best to assure your success. Porterville College is proud of the highly qualified faculty, staff and administrators whose passion and dedication is to focus on providing you with a positive learning environment to meet your educational needs.

Porterville College has made the difference in many people’s lives it can also make a difference in your life. Porterville College is the place to start and accomplish your new goals.

Best wishes,
Rosa Flores Carlson
Porterville College President