No matter who you are, you belong here! Taft College, the jewel of California Community Colleges, offers more than 75 degrees and certificates. We’re north of Los Angeles and one of the most affordable colleges, with remarkable supportive services and financial aid. Transform your life quickly with personal and financial success.
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Administration of Justice Degree for Transfer
Examine crime, crime control, the justice process, and justice institutions in the United States with our Administration of Justice Degree for Transfer.
Administrative Services Degree
Our Administrative Services degree provides students with foundational training and skills in general office principles, procedures, and operations.
The Associate in Arts in Art Program provides the student with the foundations in history, theory, design, and studio of art.
Art History Degree for Transfer
The A.A. in Art History degree for Transfer is transferable to a CSU to further studies of the history of the practice and production of visual arts.
Biology Degree for Transfer
The core of this program consists of the biology sequence required for transfer, in which students acquire a conceptual understanding of cellular and molecular processes, plant and animal diversity, and evolutionary concepts.
Business Administration Degree for Transfer
Gain a deep understanding of the foundation in accounting and economics, and apply the methodologies to assess fiscal and monetary policies in the marketplace.
Business Administration Program
The Business Administration Program is designed for students interested in business with a variety of options from certificates for enhanced employment to associate degrees.
Court Reporting Program
Program Learning Outcome Students completing their course of study will be able to: Effectively perform routine court reporting duties. Pass the California Court Reporters Board Examination for Licensure. Apply appropriate ethical behavior in the profession. Exhibit professional qualities and attitude. For more information: Court Reporting Certificate of Achievement Court Reporting: Associate in Science
Criminal Justice Administration Program
The Criminal Justice Administration Program addresses the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in criminal justice.
Dental Hygiene Degree Program
Our accredited Dental Hygiene Program gives students the knowledge, experience, and educational requirements necessary to pass regional and national board examinations.
Direct Support Education Program
The Direct Support Education Degree Program is for students interested in working in the field of developmental disabilities.
Disability Services Degree
The Disability Services Associate in Science equips individuals to be effective communicators and develop a cultural awareness of understanding the disability field.
Early Care, Education, and Family Studies Program
The Early Care, Education, and Family Studies program is foundational to benefit personal relationships and professional /career studies.
Early Childhood Education Degree for Transfer
The Early Childhood Education degree for Transfer is designed to provide individuals with the foundation needed for transfer to a four-year institution.
Economics Degree for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer program provides a direct route for transfer to upper division into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree.
Elementary Teacher Education Degree for Transfer
The A.A. in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer provides for transfer for Liberal Arts or Integrated Teacher Education major, foundational for teaching school-aged children.
Energy Technology Degree
The Energy Technology Program is designed to provide training and education in technical and professional skills to enable individuals to work in the energy industry.
The Engineering Program provides foundational courses for students’ successful completion of upper division coursework at CSU for a B.S. engineering degree in one of seven disciplines.
English Degree for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in English degree for Transfer prepares students for transfer to a four-year school for a degree in English and careers in law, writing, education, business, journalism, and others.
General Business Degree
The General Business Program provides individuals with foundation educational training and skills in general business principles, procedures, and operations.
History Degree for Transfer
The History program provides students with an academic foundation in history and studies all human experience.
Industrial Electronics Degree
The Industrial Electronics Program delivers training and essential technical and professional skills to succeed in a wide range of industries.
Kinesiology Degree for Transfer
The Kinesiology for Transfer curriculum provides a broad perspective of the discipline or body of knowledge studying physical activity and human movement.
Law, Public Policy, and Sociology Degree for Transfer
Law, Public Policy, and Society Degree for Transfer provides a foundation for transfer to a CSU campus for a B.A. in Public Policy, Law, Sociology, Economics, or similar major.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Arts and Humanities
The A.A. in Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities emphasizes the study of cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Business and Technology
A.A. in Liberal Arts: Business and Technology provides courses for practical and theoretical knowledge in specific disciplines in business and management.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Communications
The Liberal Arts: Communications degree emphasizes principles and applications of language for logical thought, clear expression, and evaluation of spoken and written communications.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Health and Physical Education
The A.A. in Liberal Arts: Health and Physical Education emphasizes health and nutrition courses of practical and theoretical knowledge for maintenance of physical and mental health.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Math and Science
The A.A. degree in Liberal Arts: Math and Science offers understanding of the basic concepts of math and physical and biological sciences.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Natural Science-Life Science
The A.A. in Liberal Arts: Natural Science-Life Science offers understanding of the basic concepts of natural, physical, and biological sciences.
Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Natural Science-Physical Science
The A.A. in Liberal Arts: Natural Science-Physical Science offers understanding of the basic concepts of natural, physical, and biological sciences.
Liberal Arts with Area of Emphasis: Allied Health
The A.A. in Liberal Arts: Allied Health provides practical and theoretical knowledge in specific disciplines within the Allied Health field.
Life Science Degree
A.S. in Life Science studies help students examine and assess the place of various organisms in the natural world. It can lead to careers as technicians, researchers, and scientists.
The Management Program is designed to prepare students to step into leadership and management roles, or to accelerate career advancement.
The Mathematics Program provides the core calculus sequence for transfer. Students acquire the ability to apply calculus techniques in a variety of applications.
Mathematics Degree for Transfer
The Mathematics for Transfer Program prepares students to transfer to a California State University (CSU) as a junior with a degree in Mathematics.
Occupational Safety and Health Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Program provides training and education in industries of health and safety (Oil and Gas, Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, etc.).
Physical Education Degree
A Physical Education degree prepares students to pursue a professional career, or to transfer and compete in intercollegiate athletics.
Physical Science Degree
A Physical Science major consists of a combination of courses selected from astronomy, chemistry, physical geography, geology, and physics.
Psychology Degree for Transfer
The Psychology for Transfer curriculum provides a solid foundation upon which to build a major at a four-year school. It guarantees transfer to a CSU as a junior.
Sociology Degree for Transfer
The Sociology for Transfer degree provides a systematic study of human behavior in social groups and a foundation to build a sociology major at a four-year school.
Spanish Degree for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Spanish degree for Transfer prepares students to transfer to a California State University as a junior with a degree in Spanish.
Studio Arts Degree for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to further their studies of visual arts practice and production.
Welding Technology Program
The Welding Technology program provides comprehensive occupational training in common types of welding methods for careers in manufacturing, petroleum, fabrication, and others.
Administrative Services 1: Certificate (Locally Approved)
Explore the first level of training for entry-level positions as office and support personnel.
Administrative Services II: Certificate of Achievement
The Administrative Services curriculum provides foundation training needed to compete for roles in businesses and in organizations as office and support personnel.
Administrative Services: Certificate of Achievement
Undergo the foundation training needed to compete for roles in businesses and in organizations as office and support personnel.
Advanced Information Technology and Management Certificate
The Advanced Information Tech Program provides foundation educational training and skills in principles, operation, and procedures on a variety of technological tools.
California State University (CSU) General Education (GE) Breadth Certificate of Achievement
The California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) pattern is one option that allows California community college transfer students to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements of any California State University (CSU) campus.
Child Development Assistant Teacher: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate)
The Child Development curriculum provides coursework to meet the Child Development Assistant Teacher Permit.
Child Development Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement
The Child Development curriculum provides a foundation into understanding early care, education, and family relations.
Court Reporting: Certificate of Achievement
The Court Reporting Program is designed to provide students with the academic foundation and technical training to be certified shorthand reporters.
Direct Support Education: Certificate of Achievement
The Direct Support Education Certificate is designed for those seeking employment in the field of developmental disabilities.
Early Care, Education, and Family Studies Certificate of Achievement
Our certificate of achievement program is designed to provide individuals with the foundation into understanding early care, education, and family relations.
Early Intervention Assistant 1: Certificate of Achievement
The Early Intervention Assistant I Certificate of Achievement is for direct services, observation, and assessment of young children with special needs.
Early Intervention Assistant II: Certificate of Achievement
The Early Intervention Assistant II Certificate of Achievement is for direct services, observation, and assessment of young children with special needs.
Energy Technology Instrumentation Certificate (Local)
The Energy Technology Instrumentation Certificate Program provides students with skills and foundation knowledge in instrumentation, electronics, and programmable logic controllers necessary to pursue further education and/or seek entry level employment as technicians.
Gas Metal Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate)
This certificate program will teach you the principles and practices of gas metal arc and flux cored arc welding to prepare for entry into the welding fields in manufacturing, construction, transportation and maintenance.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding is a certificate program for occupational training and can be a step toward an A.S. in Welding Technology.
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certificate of Achievement
The IGETC is a general education (GE) pattern fulfilling all lower division GE requirements at California State University campuses and most at University of California.
Management – Customer Service: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate)
The Management – Customer Service curriculum provides individuals with training that can lead to a successful career in customer service roles.
Management: Certificate of Achievement
The Management curriculum provides individuals with training that can lead to a successful career in a variety of workplace situations.
Master Teacher: Certificate of Achievement
The Master Teacher curriculum provides another level of training for those seeking a career in early care, education, and family relations.
Microsoft Office Applications: Certificate (Locally Approved)
Microsoft Office Applications Local Certificate Program is for proficiency with key components of the Microsoft Office Suite.
Occupational Safety and Health Certificate Basic Employee Safety in General Industry (Locally Approved Certificate)
The Occupational Safety and Health Basic Employee Safety in General Industry Certificate Program (formerly Industrial Technology and Energy) is designed to provide students with skills and foundation knowledge in instrumentation, electronics, and programmable logic controllers necessary to pursue further education and/or seek entry level employment as technicians.
Occupational Safety and Health Midlevel Certificate of Achievement (Locally Approved Certificate)
This certificate provides training and education in various aspects of health and safety within Oil/Gas, Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, and other industries.
Petroleum Technology Well Control and Drilling Certificates I-V
The Petroleum Tech program provides training and education in technology specific to well control and drilling.
Pipe Code Welding: Certificate of Achievement
The Pipe Code Welding curriculum provides training in the discipline of pipe code welding.
Structural Code Welding: Certificate of Achievement
The Structural Code Welding curriculum provides an introduction to the processes and techniques related to industrial technology.
Teacher: Certificate of Achievement
The Teacher Certificate curriculum provides a foundation for future careers in early care and education.
Welding Assistant/Helper: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate)
The Welding Assistant/Helper provides an introduction to welding processes and career readiness in industrial technology.
How investing in your future at
Taft College brings financial rewards*
For every single dollar you spend on your community college education, you'll gain five dollars in higher earnings.
As associate degree from a California Community College shows an increase in annual earnings of $11,100 compared to those with only a high school diploma. That's $388,500 more in 35 years.
Two years at Taft College for a degree with a transfer saves two years of university costs.
Certificate programs for technical and career training can dramatically increase your income; some can double your income within two years.
Taft College is more than a campus. It's an experience.
For more than 100 years, Taft College has helped students define their own future. With 75+ degree and certificate programs, Taft College has the academic diversity and the dedicated faculty to help students find success in an always-evolving workforce.
Here, you can study the humanities while gaining hands-on technical skills and experience. You can live on-campus while staying connected with the community, north of Los Angeles. At Taft College, providing every student with support, recognition, and skills for tomorrow comes standard with an exceptional education.
Find the degree or certificate that speaks to your academic, career, and life goals.
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