Porterville College, established in 1927, is a community college located in Porterville, California.
Porterville College is located in Porterville, California, and serves students and communities in the central valley. Porterville is within three hours commuting time to the seashores of the Pacific, the metropolitan Los Angeles area, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Beautiful Sequoia National ParkThe population of the Porterville urban area is approximately 54,000 persons and that of the surrounding service area is 110,000 persons. Porterville provides a quality of life that includes inexpensive housing, outdoor recreation, excellent elementary and secondary schools, and friendly neighbors. Porterville serves as a gateway to a vast mountain wonderland and recreational area of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The high alpine wilderness is home to awe-inspiring giant sequoias, immense mountains, deep canyons and over 200 caverns.Porterville College was established in 1927 as a part of the Porterville Union High School and College District and has been a unit of the Kern Community College District since July 1, 1967.
With students as our focus, Porterville College provides our local and diverse communities an excellent educational experience that fosters intellectual curiosity and growth, lifelong learning, and prepares our students for personal and academic success. In support of our values and philosophy, Porterville College will: Provide quality academic programs to all students who are capable of benefiting from community college instruction. Provide comprehensive support services to help students achieve their personal, vocational and academic potential. Prepare students for transfer and success at four-year institutions. Provide courses and training to prepare students for employment or to enhance skills within their current careers. Provide developmental education to students who need to enhance their knowledge and understanding of basic skills. Recognize student achievement through awarding degrees, certificates, grants, and scholarships.
Wayne Hardin (born 1927) ï¿½ College Football Hall of Famer, former head football coach at Porterville College 1952 and 1953