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Study at Porterville College

Porterville College, also referred to as PC, is located in Porterville, California, United States. The college was established in the year 1927 and became a member of the Kern Community College District in 1967. It was initially part of the Porterville Union High School and College District. The college offers its students various degrees and certificate programs. Students can choose courses in business, health education, fire technology, and computer graphics among others.

The sports teams of Porterville College are known as the Pirates. The college's athletic department fields men's teams in baseball and basketball, and the women's teams participate in softball, basketball, and volleyball. In addition, there are various student clubs and organizations available on campus including societies such as the One in Christ, Native American, Phi Theta Kappa, Photography Club, and Rotaract Club.

Profile of Porterville College

Porterville College is in Porterville, California. Porterville is a small city. The school is a public institution. Porterville College issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include mathematics, family and social work, and liberal arts.

Porterville College Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Porterville College teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 3, 773 students study at the school . Many of the students at Porterville College are in their forties, or even older.

Porterville College Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

Porterville College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts149social services, liberal arts and sciences, English
Medical Support and Technology38mental health services tech
Family and Social Work26child development, adult development and aging, social service professions, human services
Business and Management21business management, business, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and police
Science12biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine12licensed practical nurse
Therapy and Counselling5substance abuse Counselling
office and Administration3administrative assistant, office management, data entry
Photography and Commercial Art3photography, commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering2information technology
Education and Teaching2teacher aide
Agricultural Science and Management1agriculture
Art Studies0art studies
Design0design and visual communication, graphic design

Contact: Porterville College

Porterville College

100 E College Ave

Porterville, California 93257

General Phone: (559) 791-2200


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