Important Dates & Events:

March 28

60% -Last day to drop semester-length course without a letter Penalty and receive a “W”.

April 4

" ‘70s and Beyond Concert ” (two shows) 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., PC Theater

April 11

“Fast Forward Families: An Anthropology for the 21st Century” by Dr. Jan English-Lueck, Associate Dean, Social Science, College of Social Sciences, San Jose State University. 7-8 p.m., PC Theater.

April 14-19

Spring Recess

April 18

Spring holiday - Campus closed

April 9

Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2014 for continuing students

April 23

Open Registration begins for summer/fall 2014 for returning and new students
Admissions & Records has announced a temporary change in Office Hours.   Read More...


CCM to host Pre-Health Conference at PC March 20

Porterville College Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) is co-sponsoring with UCLA MEDPEP a free Pre-Health Conference at Porterville College on Thursday, March 20 from 2:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The goal of the conference is to expose local high school and community college students interested in pursuing careers in health service to the various career opportunities and pathways.

The commencing keynote speaker will be Dr. Ramon Resa, M.D., author of “Out of the Fields” and a pediatric physician. The closing keynote speaker will be the world-renowned Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, author of various Latino and health advocacy books, current Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA. Topics to be covered at the various workshops will include: Medicine (MD), Nursing, Medicine (DO), Pharmacy, Transitioning to a four-year university and Physician’s Assistants.

Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) is a student organization at Porterville College comprised of students pursuing a professional medical career. Two of their objectives are to promote the development of a communication network and support structure for students considering a career in health care, and to facilitate activities promoting academic success, matriculation and pre-health career education.
Registration will take place outside the entrance to the Porterville College Theater and workshops will be held in the PC Science and Mathematics Building.

The free event is open to the public. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200.

Art Exhibition: “The Photography of David Chamberlain”

The public is invited to see an exhibition of the photography of David Chamberlain. The exhibition runs from March 3 to March 20, 2014. The eclectic and wide ranging experiences of Chamberlain exhibited through photographs is on exhibition from March 3 to March 20, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 12 to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm. The reception is Thursday evening, March 6th, from 5 – 7 pm.

Parking is unrestricted during the time of the reception. For other times, contact the front desk for a free temporary parking permit when you arrive to visit the show.

images from gallery showingDavid Chamberlain has been a photography instructor at Porterville College for the last 12 years after completing a 40 year career in flying, motion pictures, and commercial photography. The exhibition will mainly feature photographs from the years after coming back to Porterville  and going to work at PC, but the show will also include a few of his early images.

While in high school Chamberlain began his photographic journey at Edwards Studio with Jeff and Glenn Edwards, then on to PC for two years before getting his bachelor’s degree in commercial photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara.  After Brooks his first job was with North American Aviation before going to work at Disney as a field production manager (though this was his title, he still did everything from camera work to sound recording and flying the camera and stunt planes).  After Disney he wrote “Decision at Delano” about Cesar Chavez and sold it to NBC with the stipulation that he would be the producer.  Along with a partner, Jack Copeland, Mr. Chamberlain then started a film company that produced documentary films, advertising, and cooking films for the restaurant industry.  

When Bakersfield University opened, Chamberlain took a job as their first marketing manager and while there earned a degree in business administration. After two years at CSUB, he started a charter flying business with his best customers being Buck Owens and Merle Haggard plus a rapidly growing oil industry.  Before coming to PC, Chamberlain was the pilot and marketing manager at Western Oilfields for 20 years covering the North American continent from northern Canada to Central America and all the USA.

In discussing his photography, David Chamberlain explains, “This display will be my eclectic view of the world through photography.  There will be something for everybody, images produced or didn’t get paid, demos for my students’ assignments, and images I created just for fun.  A couple are Photoshop images but mostly they are straight photography with a couple of ghosts from Salem thrown in for the kids.  Come on out and take a look.”

PC and U.S. Bank to Offer Combined Campus ID and Prepaid MasterCard Card

This month, Porterville College will partner with U.S. Bank to introduce a new campus ID called the OneCard – Porterville’s official ID Card.

The OneCard combines the student ID with a prepaid Debit MasterCard. It is designed as a smart solution to managing college expenses and it will speed up the financial aid refund process beginning this spring.

Students will begin receiving their cards in the mail later this month through February. Once they receive their card, they can choose to register it online through a secure link from Porterville College’s website.

With the OneCard, students can pay for copy/print services on campus, access materials from local and state library resources and use it as their official college ID whenever requested.

Students electing to activate a prepaid MasterCard account with their OneCard pay no enrollment or monthly fees. Funds can be added to the account from one or multiple sources, such as a parent, employer or financial aid office, at no cost. Cardholders can also withdraw funds from the account for free at any U.S. Bank or MoneyPass-branded ATM located on campus or nationwide. Online and mobile tools are available for cardholders to stay easily informed and in control of their finances.

For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu/onecard.

About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $361 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,088 banking offices in 25 states and 4,937 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

PC offering Spring 2014 Community Education classes

Looking to learn something new? Porterville College Community Education Courses are designed to meet the needs of the community. These non- credit courses are designed to provide learning and enjoyment in a friendly, worry- free environment at a reasonable cost.

Current early spring offerings include: Exercise for the Community, Community Ceramics, Fireline Safety for Hired Vendors and Zumba. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

fire safety

Exercise for the Community takes place Jan. 21 through May 14 on Mondays through Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. and 8-9 a.m. in Rm. FIT 751 in the Fitness Center. Cost is $80 per person. Join at any time. Cost of class is not pro-rated.

Community Ceramics includes the techniques in hand-building, slab-building and wheel throwing. Class starts Feb. 4 and runs through the May. 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. Cost: $60. Supplies not included (please bring bag of clay to class).

Fireline Safety for Hired Vendors will take place March 1, March 29, and April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the PC Forum. Cost: $70 per person. The PC Fire Technology Department, the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE will offer this one- day training that is required annually for operators of privately-owned equipment used to respond to active wild land fires. Pre-registration/payment required.

If you have a special talent, skill, or hobby you’d like to share with others and would consider teaching a Community Education Course, please complete and return a Class Proposal Form, which can be found at www.portervillecollege.edu/community_ed. Past classes have featured such topics as: the arts, home/garden maintenance, special certifications and physical education.

Register for classes in the Porterville College Business Office during business hours. For more information on Community Education Classes call 791-2492 or visit www.portervillecollege.edu/community_ed.

Transfer Center Activities

University Representative Visits—Information Table in the Cafeteria

Brandman University 10:00am-2:00pm March 4, 11, 18, 25
DeVry University 11:00am-1:00pm Mar. 10 & 19
Fresno State 12:00pm-1:00pm Mar. 3 & 17
Fresno Pacific, Visalia Center 10:00am-1:00pm Mar. 27
National University Contact Jonathan Schultz (791-2217)

Special Events

Fresno State University—Individual Appointments

Monday, Mar. 3 8:00-12:00pm AC 126—Transfer Center
Monday, Mar. 3 2:00-4:30pm AC 126—Transfer Center
Monday, Mar. 17 8:00-12:00pm AC 126—Transfer Center
Monday, Mar. 17 2:00-4:30pm AC 126—Transfer Center

Call 791-2329 to schedule a 30 minute appointment

Ask the Transfer Counselor a Question - Info Table in the Cafeteria

Mondays 12:30-1:30pm
Wednesdays* 10:30-12:00pm
* Except the following days: March 5, 12, & 26


Online Resources for Transfer Students—Presented by PC Transfer Center

Monday, Mar. 24 2:30-3:30pm AC 120
Tuesday, Mar. 25 2:30-3:30pm AC 120

Please come by the Counseling Center or call 791-2329 to register for the workshop