EMT Refresher Course
The EMT Refresher course is designed for current EMT-B cardholders who need to complete 24 hours of continuing education and sit for the competency-based written and skills certification examination. A refresher module for EMT-B cardholders who need all or only a partial EMT refresher course is available to review the most up-to-date information.
Porterville College Psych Tech Applications
The Health Careers Department is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 PT cohort. The deadline to file is March 31. Applications can be handed in at the Health Careers Office in HC 2071. For more information, see the brochure/application. A summer section of lifespan development will be held from July 28th through August 14th for students who still need to complete this course. Check the Porterville College website for summer enrollment information.
Job, Entrepreneur and Career Center Launched
Porterville College's CTE department launched its new Job, Entrepreneur and Career Center. A schedule of workshops has been posted to the center's website, giving current or former psych tech, EMT and RN students an opportunity to work on their "soft skills," which are crucial to gaining employment. For more information, visit the JEC website or office in CT 1309, or contact the office at 559-791-2216.
Welcome to the PC
Health Careers Department Website!
The Health Careers Division is an integral part of Porterville College and the nursing faculty endorses the institutional mission and goals.
The faculty envisions that the Porterville College Division of Health Careers will be distinguished as:
- A center of academic excellence grounded in the most innovative nursing education.
- A statewide and regional center for nursing education, practice expertise, and leadership.
- An organization that collaborates in community development, fosters cooperative efforts, and cultivates partnerships.
Health Careers Mission Statement
Porterville College's Health Careers Division serves to support the overall mission of the college. With students as our focus, Health Careers faculty and staff strive to provide world-class health education through a variety of discipline-specific programs, which include registered and vocational nursing, psychiatric technology, and emergency medical technology. Each of our programs are designed and taught utilizing strategies and methodologies which encompass the learning needs of a very diverse student population. All healthcare programs strive to prepare culturally competent, ethical, and caring healthcare professionals for service within our community. Faculty seeks to create an educational atmosphere of mutual respect, support, and collaboration, which fosters and promotes student learning and achievement and eliminate personal barriers to success.
For more information, call the Health Careers office at 559-791-2321.
Porterville College and the C6 Grant
As a part of the Central California Community Colleges Committed to Change Consortium (C6), in its partnership with the Department of Labor, the Health Careers division is undergoing changes that will give Psychiatric Technology and EMT Basic students a chance to better meet their educational goals:
Two sections of EMT Basic will be offered during the fall semester, 2013.
An additional Psychiatric Technician program cohort has been added, beginning in May, in addition to the August Cohort.
A compressed semester (16 weeks instead of 18) allows PT and EMT students the chance to reach their educational goals sooner.
Along with the compress, revisions to the Psychiatric Technician curriculum have been made. Prospective students must check the new prerequisite requirements in the Psychiatric Technician brochure, to the left.
For information on the criteria for priority registration for veterans, please see Registration for Qualifying Veterans. Information on other C6 grant programs can be found at Porterville College CTE Division's website.