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2024-2025 Catalog

2024-25 Student Catalog Cover

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Design: Susan Groveman

Our Vision

Taft College instills a passion for learning, leading to success for all.

Our Mission

Taft College is committed to creating a community of learners by enriching the lives of all students we serve through career technical education, transfer programs, foundational programs, and student support services. Taft College provides an equitable learning environment defined by applied knowledge leading to students’ achievement of their educational goals.

Our Values

  • Students and their success
  • A learning community with teaching excellence
  • An environment conducive to learning, fairness, dialogue, and continuous improvement
  • A communicative, collaborative, collegial, and respectful culture
  • A partnership of students, faculty, support services, and community
  • Innovation, diversity, creativity, and critical thinking
  • Academic, financial, personal and professional integrity
  • Employees and their professional development
  • A transparent, accessible, participative governance structure


Taft College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. Students and members of the public who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions can contact the Commission in writing (10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA, 94949), by calling (415) 506-0234, or visiting their website at

Accuracy Statement

The West Kern Community College District has made every reasonable effort to insure that information in this catalog is accurate and is available in an alternate format. Courses and programs that are offered, along with other matter contained herein, are subject to change without notice for reasons related to student enrollment, level of financial support, or for any other reason at the discretion of the district and the college. The district and the college further reserve the right to add to, amend, or repeal any rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, consistent with application laws.


A public community college

Founded in 1922

29 Cougar Court

Taft, California 93268

Phone: (661) 763-7700

Fax: (661) 763-7705

Internet address: