Taft College Academic Divisions

This is where you begin to transform your life! Discover new areas of study and special programs to start planning the future of your dreams.

Review Taft College’s many programs within six Academic Divisions. This is a great first step to launch a new career, build your path to financial security, and invest in yourself and your future. We are excited to continue our legacy of successfully helping students—of all ages and backgrounds—pursue their dreams through foundational programs, career technical education, and guaranteed transfer programs to four-year universities.

More than 75 Degrees and Certificates! 
As many as 15 AA/AS For Transfer Degrees!
We have 500+ graduates per year!

Adult Education

Elevate your employment and financial stability with training and support for high school equivalency (GED), literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. citizenship, Career Technical Education (CTE), and more.  Learn more.

Business, Arts, and Humanities

The Business, Arts, & Humanities Division consists of classes and programs offered in the areas of arts, humanities, philosophy, and foreign languages. Taft College offers an Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Art History, Studio Arts, and five others, among additional degrees and certificates. Learn more.

Career Technical Education (CTE)

CTE provides opportunities to receive training and prepare for careers in a variety of occupational fields including business, energy, safety, teaching, welding and others. Learn more.

Dental Hygiene

Two Programs are offered. Each fall semester, Taft College accepts 20 qualified students into its Associate in Science Dental Hygiene Program, and the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Administration Program accepts 35 qualified students. There are minimum requirements that applicants must meet to be considered for the programs. Learn more.


Welcome to the Taft College Engineering Program! And, explore the Hutchison Engineering Promise Program (HEPP). We want you to succeed! HEPP is a great opportunity for engineering students that offers financial and academic support. Learn more.

English and Language Arts

Welcome to the English Department! We invite you to review faculty profiles, English major careers, English program requirements, reading/writing/research resources, rubrics, and much more. Taft College offers an Associate in Arts for Transfer in English. Learn more.  

Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis

Taft College offers eight associate degree programs within Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis. Learn more.

Mathematics and Science

Mathematics and Science programs are designed to help prepare students interested in careers in mathematics, health sciences, physical education/kinesiology, engineering, life sciences, and physical sciences along with pre-professional programs. Taft College offers Associate in Science for Transfer degrees, and other programs. Learn more.

Social Sciences

Does psychology, sociology, early childhood education, criminal justice, or history interest you? Learn about the transfer degrees available in these disciplines amongst others, and streamline your path to graduation and transfer! Learn more.

Transition to Independent Living (TIL) Program

Taft College offers a world-renown Transition to Independent Living (TIL) Program for students with developmental/intellectual disabilities. The program provides a post-secondary experience for students on a community college campus. Learn more.

WESTEC Career and Job Training

This career and job training helps change people’s lives! Westside Energy Services Training and Education Center (WESTEC) offers short and long-term training programs in a wide variety of subject areas. WESTEC partners with local community colleges to fund programs and provide students with college credit upon completion of classes. Learn more.



Distance Education

Distance Education provides a quality education for people who lead busy lives and desire to start or continue pursuing their educational goals. Distance Education courses are just like traditional on-campus classes. You take your courses with a group of other students. Your instructors are experienced professionals in their fields. Throughout your courses, you have ongoing, individual and group dialogues with instructors and other students. The difference is there is no classroom to go to. There is no commute. You will never have conflicts with family obligations, business travel, or vacations. There is no chance of arriving late or missing class because of illness or lack or childcare. Learn more.

Student Support

Student support and academics go hand in hand! Along with exceptional academic programs, we believe it’s essential for you to have quality support services to assist with your educational success. We are here to help you. Learn about the many programs Taft College offers to support students. Learn more