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Porterville College

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The Administration of Justice Certificate prepares students for careers in law enforcement, probation, and parole. They can also work in multiple specialty areas including detectives, S.W.A.T., narcotics, K-9 handler, and motors officer. Career opportunities are expected to continue to be strong in these areas. The curriculum surveys the history, development, theory and practical application of knowledge in areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole. Curriculum is kept current by continuous contact with other colleges and criminal justice agencies. The training programs are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and Standards and Training for Corrections (S.T.C.).

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Public Safety, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Public Safety is a two-year course of study designed to prepare students for entry-level employment upon graduation from Porterville College The Associate of Science in Public Safety offers the student vocational training programs in law enforcement, corrections and fire. The 73 PROGRAMS OF STUDY PROGRAMS OF STUDY curriculum surveys the history, development, theory and practical application of knowledge in areas of law enforcement, corrections and fire. Curriculum is kept current by continuous contact with other colleges, criminal justice agencies and fire organizations. The training programs are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chief’s Association.

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Teacher Assistant

Child Development Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Supporting Early Learning and Development; planning and guiding early learning and development; creating and maintaining program policies and practices; advancing the early childhood profession. Twelve (12) units required in core courses. Six additional units required in child development support courses. Eighteen (18) total units required.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development Teacher Permit Certificate of Achievement

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Supporting Early Learning and Development; planning and guiding early learning and development; creating and maintaining program policies and practices; advancing the early childhood profession.

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Child Development, A.A.

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Supporting Early Learning and Development; planning and guiding early learning and development; creating and maintaining program policies and practices; advancing the early childhood profession.

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EMTs and Paramedics

EMT Basic Job Skills Certificate

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The certificate is required by the State of California EMS Agency through the Central California EMS Agency (or other certifying agency) for certification of Emergency Medical Technician Basic. The content of the course meets the objectives contained in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards. The student must meet Health Careers Division health requirements and criminal history background clearance to participate in the laboratory section of the course. Any expenses involved in meeting the health requirements and background clearance are the student’s expense. To be eligible for State of CA certification, an individual shall have a valid EMT course completion record, be 18 years of age, complete the criminal history background check requirement, and pass the National Registry EMT certification examination.

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Firefighter

Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter Certificate of Achievement

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The Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter Certificate program is intended to provide students with the skills, understanding and hands-on training needed for fire service employment opportunities. The Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter Certificate program focuses on an introduction to fire protection education, career opportunities in fire protection and related fields, philosophy and history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, basic fire chemistry and physics, basic fire control strategy and tactics, and common fire protection systems. Additional emphasis is given to foundation skills and assessment techniques to care for an ill or injured person in the pre-hospital setting and follows state regulations for EMT-I training and leads to certification at the county level.

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Wildland Firefighter Job Skills Certificate

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Wildland Firefighter Skills Award successful completion will result in the student meeting the “Basic 32” training requirements of the Federal fire agencies and issuance of the appropriate related certificates. Graduates of this Academy will meet the minimum wildland fire training requirements typically necessary to apply for seasonal wildland fire control positions with most State and Federal fire agencies in California.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Advanced Computing Job Skills Certificate

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An Advanced Computing Job Skills Certificate allows students to be more efficient in a wide range of careers which include (but not limited to): network technician, programmer, computer support specialist, and help desk specialist. Designed for students who want to hone their advanced information systems skills, this three-course program provides the student with valuable programming, data networking, computer construction, and hardware/software skills needed for a range of positions in careers that require a high degree of information systems skills. Completion of this certificate will provide the student with the skills to succeed in an entry-level position that requires advanced information systems skills.

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Advanced Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Advanced Information Systems prepares students transferring to a CSU in Information Technology-Information Systems (IT IS). The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU. Graduates from a CSU have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: business application developers, business analysts, database designers, web and E-Commerce developers and administrators, webmasters, wireless and mobile application developers, network and security specialists, network administrators, social media specialists, and information systems consultants.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Advanced Computing Job Skills Certificate

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An Advanced Computing Job Skills Certificate allows students to be more efficient in a wide range of careers which include (but not limited to): network technician, programmer, computer support specialist, and help desk specialist. Designed for students who want to hone their advanced information systems skills, this three-course program provides the student with valuable programming, data networking, computer construction, and hardware/software skills needed for a range of positions in careers that require a high degree of information systems skills. Completion of this certificate will provide the student with the skills to succeed in an entry-level position that requires advanced information systems skills.

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Advanced Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Advanced Information Systems prepares students transferring to a CSU in Information Technology-Information Systems (IT IS). The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU. Graduates from a CSU have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: business application developers, business analysts, database designers, web and E-Commerce developers and administrators, webmasters, wireless and mobile application developers, network and security specialists, network administrators, social media specialists, and information systems consultants.

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Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems Associate of Science will prepare students in a wide range of information systems skills such as web design, systems analysis and design, programming, data communication and networking, communication technologies, and internet protocols. These skills will prepare a student to enter into or advance within career patterns of the computer information systems industry. The goal for the Computer Information Systems Associate in Science is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short-term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the computer information systems field.

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Software Developer

Advanced Computing Job Skills Certificate

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An Advanced Computing Job Skills Certificate allows students to be more efficient in a wide range of careers which include (but not limited to): network technician, programmer, computer support specialist, and help desk specialist. Designed for students who want to hone their advanced information systems skills, this three-course program provides the student with valuable programming, data networking, computer construction, and hardware/software skills needed for a range of positions in careers that require a high degree of information systems skills. Completion of this certificate will provide the student with the skills to succeed in an entry-level position that requires advanced information systems skills.

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Advanced Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Advanced Information Systems prepares students transferring to a CSU in Information Technology-Information Systems (IT IS). The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU. Graduates from a CSU have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: business application developers, business analysts, database designers, web and E-Commerce developers and administrators, webmasters, wireless and mobile application developers, network and security specialists, network administrators, social media specialists, and information systems consultants.

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Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems Associate of Science will prepare students in a wide range of information systems skills such as web design, systems analysis and design, programming, data communication and networking, communication technologies, and internet protocols. These skills will prepare a student to enter into or advance within career patterns of the computer information systems industry. The goal for the Computer Information Systems Associate in Science is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short-term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the computer information systems field.

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Data Security Management

Advanced Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Advanced Information Systems prepares students transferring to a CSU in Information Technology-Information Systems (IT IS). The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU. Graduates from a CSU have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: business application developers, business analysts, database designers, web and E-Commerce developers and administrators, webmasters, wireless and mobile application developers, network and security specialists, network administrators, social media specialists, and information systems consultants.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems Associate of Science will prepare students in a wide range of information systems skills such as web design, systems analysis and design, programming, data communication and networking, communication technologies, and internet protocols. These skills will prepare a student to enter into or advance within career patterns of the computer information systems industry. The goal for the Computer Information Systems Associate in Science is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short-term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the computer information systems field.

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resource Management Certificate of Achievement

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The Human Resource Management Certificate program provides practical, up-to-date information on handling an organization’s human resources. Students learn how to minimize potential liabilities in tough areas such as: hiring, terminations, workers’ compensation, and sexual harassment, best practices in performance appraisals, better hiring techniques, planning benefit packages, and maintaining a safe work environment which can help the Human Resource Manager recruit and retain a top notch workforce. These are essential tools to becoming a successful Human Resource Manager in a public, private, government or non-profit organization.

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Human Resources Job Skills Certificate

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The Human Resources Job Skills Certificate program provides an overview of the functional areas of Human Resource Management. Among the issues discussed are how to recruit and select the best employees, how to determine fair compensation, how to use benefit and performance appraisal systems that reward high performance, how to comply with federal and state employment laws, and how to negotiate and resolve employment disputes. The courses offered are intended to help those interested in creating a work environment that promotes teamwork and encourages employee excellence.

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Manufacturing Industry

Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Industrial Maintenance Certificate of Achievement

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The Industrial Maintenance Certificate Program will prepare students in electrical control systems, residential and commercial wiring, electrical motor control, hydraulics, pneumatics, piping systems, welding, and programmable logic controllers (PLC) to enter into the industrial maintenance workforce. The goal for the Industrial Maintenance Certificate program is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the Industrial Maintenance field.

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Industrial Technology Job Skills Certificate

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Industrial Maintenance Skills Award prepares individuals for a job as a building or a production line maintenance technician. Completion of nine and half (9.5) units required to receive this skills award.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Welding Technology Job Skills Certificate

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Upon successful completion of the Welding Certificate, the student will be able to demonstrate skills in SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), OFW and OFC (oxy fuel welding and cutting), Plasma cutting, GMAW (gas metal arc welding), and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in all positions and all joint configurations. Students will receive training for entry-level job employment in welding shops, sheet metal shops, metal fabrication, and maintenance.

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100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
United States