Veterans Services

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Taft College Veterans information

Welcome Taft College Veterans! We are located in the Administration & Student Services building in the Counseling Center.

Please download our Student Veteran Handbook and Contact us at

Lisa Brettschneider
School Certifying Official
Click here to contact Rebecca Murillo E-Mail

Vicki Jacobi
Veteran’s Counselor
(661) 763-7719
by fax at (661) 763-7758
Click here to contact Vicki Jacobi E-Mail

The mission of Veterans Services is to meet the educational needs of qualifying veterans, reservists, and dependents of veterans. Veterans Services at Taft College, a Veterans Administration (VA) approved institution of higher learning and training facility, assists veterans and their dependents with student support resources and access to their VA educational benefits earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States.

Certification Services include:

  • Instructions on requesting certification from Taft College;
  • Monitoring of course enrollment and reporting of enrollment to the VA;
  • Coordination with Business Services for tuition reimbursement from the VA;
  • Coordination with other colleges for students who enroll at Taft College as Guest Students.

Counseling Services include:

  • Assistance in selecting the appropriate Taft College major;
  • Assistance in selecting VA approved courses and registration;
  • Completion of an approved Student Educational Plan;
  • Guidance on maximizing benefits at Taft College for graduation and transfer.

Please familiarize yourself with the information links at the top.  We hope that this website will provide all of the information needed to assist students who want to start receiving VA education benefits.

After registering for classes, please submit the Online Request for Certification.

The VA Counselor & Certifying Official will verify that the courses you are registered for meet your VA approved Educational Goal, and will report your enrollment to the VA.  You will receive an email confirmation once your certification is submitted.

For questions on your certification status, please contact Lisa Brettschneider.

For questions on beginning the Veteran enrollment process, please contact Dr. Vicki Jacobi.

We look forward to serving you at Taft College!