Student Wireless Network
To log into Taft College’s wireless network, enter your A Number for the User ID and your Password is your first initial capitalized followed by your last name initial and the last 6 numbers of your A Number.
Example: Student Tom Jones with an A Number of A0002005 would use A0002005 for the User ID and Tj002005 for the Password.
- Drop for Non-payment Deadlines for Spring 2021 December 3, 2020Continue reading →
- If you received our postcard, attend a Financial Aid Information Session and you could win an Amazon Gift Card valued at $250! December 1, 2020Continue reading →
Taft College Foundation’s $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaways – Official Rules
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to persons who received a postcard mailer and meet the eligibility criteria to be admitted to Taft College as outlined in the Taft College catalog. Employees of Taft College or The Taft College Foundation are not eligible to enter or win a prize. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and ends at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). One winner will be selected from those who register by phone and attend one of three, free, one-hour online financial aid information sessions during the Contest Period. There will be three total winners, one attendee from each of the three online information sessions. Each winner must have attended their respective online information session in its entirety, approximately one hour.
HOW TO ENTER: Limit One (1) Entry per person, per e-mail address, per phone number, and per household during the Contest Period via phone registration, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: Three total winners will be determined by random drawing to be held on or about Thursday, December 17, 2020. Winners will be selected from entries received during the Contest Period. Each potential winner will be notified via e-mail to their e-mail address submitted with each potential winner’s entry within one (1) week after the drawing. The drawing will be conducted by The Taft College Foundation, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Contest shall be final. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Taft College Foundation may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random. Prizes/Odds of Winning Prize: One (1) of One (1) Amazon Gift Card worth $250 for each of Three (3) online sessions. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of single Prize: $250. Three Amazon Gift Cards valued at $250 each will be awarded totaling $750 in value. Overall odds of winning depend on number of entries received during the Contest Period for each of three online sessions. No prize substitution or cash equivalent of prize. No prize transfers allowed.
CONDITIONS: The Taft College Foundation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest (or portion thereof). The Taft College Foundation also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Should a dispute arise regarding the identity of the claimant, The Taft College Foundation reserves the sole right to determine the eligible party. By entering, entrant waives all rights to bring (and covenants not to bring) any claim against The Taft College Foundation, Taft College, or any others associated with this Contest. Entrants further agree to release and hold harmless The Taft College Foundation and Taft College from any and all liability arising from their participation in the Contest, or Taft College Foundation’s or Taft College’s use of any entry information. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of California.
PUBLICITY AND RELEASE. As a condition of entry into the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grant to Taft College Foundation, all rights, title, and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display, and/or otherwise use the Contest entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, or approval of the winner. If winner does not respond to notification, or is not present when prize delivery is attempted, such prize will be forfeited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST: For notification of the three winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Taft College Foundation Contest Entries, c/o The Taft College Foundation, 29 Cougar Court, Taft, CA 93268. Requests for notification of the winners must
be received within one month after the end of the Contest Period.
SPONSOR: The Taft College Foundation, 29 Cougar Court, Taft, CA 93268
- Spring 2021 Priority Registration will begin on Monday, November 2, 2020. October 28, 2020Continue reading →
- What’s NEW at Taft College? September 29, 2020
The Taft College Bookstore now offers full-service printing for students, faculty, and the community! Let us help you with all of your printing needs.
Taft College Print Shop Hours
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
You can also place your order online! Visit bookstore.taftcollege.edu and select the Print Shop tab on the top right.
The Taft College Print Shop is located inside the Taft College Bookstore:
515 Finley DriveContinue reading →
Taft, California 93268
- Hey there, Cougars! The Taft College Library has laptops and WiFi mobile hotspots available for students to check out! September 29, 2020Continue reading →
Taft College has laptops and WiFi mobile hotspots available for students to check out from the Library. If you are a Taft College student who has technology needs, you are welcome to take advantage of these critical resources. Click on Curbside Services and log into your Library Account.
- In Case You Missed It, View the 2020 Taft College Virtual Commencement Ceremony on YouTube NOW August 24, 2020
Here is your DIRECT LINK to our celebrated, one-of-a-kind 2020 Taft College Virtual Commencement Ceremony: https://youtu.be/dDVxNFdjsgMContinue reading →
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Heartfelt congratulations to all graduates of the Taft College Class of 2020! You did it. You beat all the odds. We are incredibly proud of what you have accomplished!
- Taft College Leadership Stands in Solidarity against Racial Violence June 7, 2020
Dear Taft College students, faculty, staff, and community members,
As an education leader in our region, Taft College joins the critical discourse taking place in this community and across the nation in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.
We are outraged that Mr. Floyd was brutally killed in Minnesota by a police officer while three other police officers watched. All four officers have now been charged in the crime. As history has shown, this is not an isolated incident against Blacks and people of color in the United States. These senseless acts of racial violence must stop now.
We must all engage widely in the essential conversation about ongoing, systemic racism in our democracy, and the civil unrest it perpetuates. Racial inequities are no longer permissible or excusable in a country that long ago should have internalized the painful lessons of the Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery in 1865. In 2020, 155 years later, it is unacceptable that any one of our innocent students, faculty, or staff feels genuinely afraid for their safety and life anywhere in these United States. Discrimination of any kind cannot be tolerated. The responsibility for righting these wrongs lies with each one of us to stand for justice with our fellow citizens who face daily oppression.
At Taft College, we proudly welcome all students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and traditionally marginalized groups, regardless of race, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation. Student equity and success are central to the Taft College Vision and Mission. Our Vision “is to instill a passion for learning, leading to success for all.” Our Mission includes “creating a community of learners by enriching the lives of all students” we serve. Taft College Core Values include Innovation, Diversity, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Our policies state clearly that “Diversity is a condition of broad inclusion that offers equality and respect for all persons.” These are not just words. At Taft College, all means all.
In addition, Taft College fosters an environment conducive to Learning, Fairness, Dialogue, and Continuous Improvement. To enhance our ongoing Dialogue at the College, for example, we will be adding race and equality forums over the course of this year and next, as CDC guidelines allow, to be able to interact with our students and the community on these critical issues. We will update you when we definitively know more about these forums. Taft College also has resources available for students and staff who may need additional support at this time.
As Juneteenth approaches, and we celebrate the emancipation of African Americans, we invite everyone to participate in this essential conversation and claim their rightful place at the communal table to honor the ongoing work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose stirring words align with the Taft College Vision and Mission: “whatever affects one directly affects us all indirectly.”
Dr. Debra Daniels
Executive Vice President of Administrative Services
Vice President of Student Services
Heather del Rosario
Vice President of Human Resources
Dr. Leslie MinorContinue reading →
Vice President of Instruction
- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting Disclosure June 4, 2020
The US Department of Education Certification and Agreement directs each institution applying for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and to post the following information 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18804(a0(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter.
Below is the link to West Kern Community College’s reporting as of 6/4/2020:
Below is the link to West Kern Community College’s reporting as of 8/6/2020
Below is the link to West Kern Community College’s reporting as of 10/28/2020: FINAL REPORT
Below is the link to West Kern Community College’s quarterly expenditure reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) as of 10/30/2020Continue reading →
- Withdrawing from Your Classes Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic April 11, 2020Continue reading →
Taft College students who withdrawal from their course(s) due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be granted an excused withdrawal (noted as “EW” on your transcript). This mark will not affect your academic progress, academic probation, ability to repeat a course, or your GPA. To request an EW for your course(s) please submit this form to Withdraw from Your Course(s) Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please allow up to 2-weeks for the EW to reflect in your CougarTracks.
Some students may have questions about the EW, so we’ve developed a list of frequently asked questions and answers.
For any questions regarding how this will affect your financial aid, please contact Financial Aid. 661.763.7762
For any questions regarding how this will affect your transfer or graduation, please contact Counseling to schedule an appointment. 661.763.7748
Please contact Admissions and Records at 661.763.7756 with any other questions or concerns. We will be happy to assist you.
- Students March 24, 2020Continue reading →
- Since Taft College is closed, we added even more online student services March 20, 2020Continue reading →
Library and Tutoring: The Library and the Tutoring Center are now closed to walk-in students, BUT their services are still available online. Go to their web pages for more information:
Testing Center: The Testing Center is closed until further notice. Students should work directly with their instructors for exam purposes.
Distance Education: The Distance Education office is closed for walk-in students, BUT their services are still available to students. See their web page for more information.
- Taft College offers comprehensive online student services as the college is now closed March 20, 2020Continue reading →
Taft College will continue delivering services online to help our students succeed in their academic and career goals. Please click on the following links below:
- COVID-19 FAQs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 18, 2020Continue reading →
Taft College cares about your health and the health of our community. Here are answers to some of your frequently asked questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
For the most accurate and up-to-date information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
Monday through Thursday 7 am – 4:30 pm
Lunch – 11 am-1 pm*
*Masks required for entry