Academic Excellence at Taft College

What Is Academic Excellence?

Academic excellence is providing exceptional tools, resources, and support for students to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities. It is more than helping students achieve satisfactory grades in their pursuit of learning. At Taft College, we deliver everything that our students need to succeed, while in school and after graduation. 

Transforming Lives

No matter where you are headed, Taft College gives you the right place to start – or to kickstart a change in your career path. We are committed to helping you transform your life, so you can successfully pursue your dreams.

Through career technical education, foundational learning programs, and guaranteed transfer programs to four-year universities, we offer students a gateway to a bright future.

Our intimate, educational community offers a 16-to-1 student/faculty ratio and one of the lowest costs of attendance. We believe that reduced class size presents greater opportunities for high quality mentorship.

Taft College is among only a dozen community colleges in California offering on-campus student housing (out of 116 schools). We annually provide safe, comfortable, and affordable housing to approximately 150 students. You can learn more about student housing elsewhere on our site.

We provide an equitable learning environment for a diverse student body, offering collegiate basic skills and knowledge, extensive student resources, and many extra-curricular opportunities, in addition to options for career technical education that can lead to skills enhancement and immediate employment. See our Degrees and Certificates.

We want to connect you to programs and services that will prepare you for academic, professional, and personal success. Choose from more than 75 degree and certificate programs in a diverse range of fields including:

  • Arts, Humanities, and Communication
  • Business and Finance
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Health Science and Kinesiology
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Social Science, Law Enforcement, and Public Service

Explore. Learn. Elevate Your Future.

We deliver highly skilled training that will align your career goals with today’s workforce needs of regional business and industry. We are here to support your successful completion of your goals and your sustainable employability.

We have empowered thousands of students to graduate and launch careers, with many transferring to University of California and California State University campuses. As reported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), nearly one-half of students earning a University of California bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have transferred from a California Community College campus. Nearly 30% of University of California and more than half of California State University graduates started at a California Community College like Taft College.

Academic Programs at Taft College enable you to:

  • Gain favorable admission to a four-year college in California.
  • Guarantee your transfer to the California State University (CSU) system through our many Degrees for Transfer.
  • Be more competitive in today’s job market.
  • Secure and/or maintain a good-paying job.
  • Make a meaningful contribution to your community – and to society. 
An enthusiastic counselor sits at her desk in her private office and speaks with a student about her Education Plan.

Committed to You

At Taft College, we are dedicated to supporting students’ successful completion of their educational goals and successful employability. Helping to transform students’ lives is the reason each of us at Taft College is committed to serving with excellence and heart every day. If you want a rewarding education that emphasizes academic excellence, individual attention, and tools and support to enrich your future, we invite you to consider Taft College.