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At Taft College, you can gain the skills to transform your life. No matter who you are, you can thrive here! You can learn top-level technical skills to go directly into the workforce; be prepared to excel in a four-year transfer college; and discover new talents to broaden your view of the world and yourself.

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Find a Degree or Certificate

Begin planning your future whether your goal is transferring to a four-year school, completing an associate degree, or acquiring vocational training to qualify for a new job or a promotion. See our many Degree and Transfer Degree Programs, as well as Certificates.

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Academic Divisions

Our Academic Divisions offer a remarkable range of programs in various disciplines. Divisions and categories include Business, Arts, and Humanities; Career Technical Education (CTE); Dental Hygiene; Distance Education; Engineering-HEPP; English; Math and Science; Social and Behavioral Science; Transitional to Independent Living (TIL) Program; and Westside Energy Services and Training Center (WESTEC).

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Guided Pathways

See a clear, achievable pathway to your graduation with Guided Pathways, our unique and comprehensive approach to ensure that you select the best sequence of courses, stay on track, and receive the support you personally need.

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Distance Education

We offer a quality education for those who lead busy lives or cannot commute to campus, but who desire to start or continue pursuing their educational goals. Course options include offline courses and online live classes.

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Transition to Independent Living (TIL)

The comprehensive TIL Program is a welcoming and inclusive post-secondary educational experience for students with developmental or intellectual disabilities. It also offers on- and off-campus housing.

Discover the TIL program

Adult Education

Adult Education provides opportunities for adults to develop greater financial stability through increased employment and/or higher education, including high school equivalency (GED), literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. citizenship, and Career Technical Education (CTE) among others.

Read more about adult education

Academic Resources

Our very supportive and easily accessible Academic Resources – from the Learning Center, Math Lab, Writing and Language Lab, and tutoring to Supplemental instruction, and our Library – offer a range of support to suit your needs. Our resource options enable you to set things up at the beginning of each semester and/or whenever help is needed.

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For more than 100 years, Taft College has connected California’s best and brightest with quality educational opportunities. We offer more than 75 degrees and certificates. Check out our program descriptions — many include related occupational salaries! Our Associate Degrees for Transfer are designed to guarantee transfer into the California State University system, select University of California campuses, more than 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the University of La Verne. We are absolutely committed to your successful learning in transfer and vocational programs, supported by precollegiate basic skills and a wide range of student services. More than 500 students typically graduate from Taft College each year. Join us and transform your life!

How Investing in Your Future at Taft College Brings Financial Rewards

  1. For every single dollar you spend on your community college education, you’ll gain five dollars in higher earnings.
  2. An 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. 
  3. Certificate programs for technical and career training can dramatically increase your income; some can double your income within two years.
  4. Two years at Taft College for a degree with a transfer saves two years of university costs.

Reference: California Community Colleges website and SalarySurfer