Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
Prerequisite and co-requisites
A "prerequisite" is a course or another condition of enrollment that is required to be completed prior to enrolling in a certain course.
Yes; however, there are certain criteria that must be met in order to challenge a prerequisite. These criteria are listed in the college catalog that can be found on the website at
A "co-requisite" is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to simultaneously take in order to enroll in another course.
This means a condition of enrollment which a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course.
No. However, since it has been recommended by the division you are strongly encouraged to complete it.