Testing & Assessment Services

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Taft College Testing Center is to assist faculty and students in administering on campus, distance education, make-up, and special accommodation services. We are committed to fostering a positive campus climate by promoting mutual respect and supporting cultural diversity within our community. We provide a clean, fair, comfortable and safe testing environment for the Taft College community.

Assessment Update: The passage of Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705) by the state of California has created a unique and exciting opportunity for incoming community college students to utilize their high school performance, previous higher education course work and non-cognitive measures in lieu of completing entrance testing to determine their Math and English course placement. The intent of AB 705 is to “maximize the probability that students will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in Math and English in a one year time-frame” and require placement in remedial course only when they are “highly unlikely to succeed” in transfer-level coursework. Please click the link below for more information on AB 705.


Name Title
Joe'll Chaidez Testing Director/Assessment Specialist
Jessica White Testing Technician II
Melissa Lopez Avina Testing Technician
Tabitha Lilly Testing Technician

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED


*Walk-ins are welcome

*Closed all legal and local holidays

**Hours are subject to change during breaks and in-service. Please call our office for more information


29 Cougar Court
Taft, CA 93268

Contact Us
Email: tctestcenter@taftcollege.edu
Phone: (661) 763-7783
Fax: (661) 763-7749

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 Testing Center Hours of Operation