- Taft College is committed to student learning in transfer and vocational programs supported by precollegiate basic skills and a wide range of student services. All programs and services are focused on the educational needs of the West Kern Community College District learners.
|Taft College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional||Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||68 staff||149 staff|
- Taft College has been serving its community and students for over seventy-five years. This service has included the tradition of small classes, a focus on learning, strong interaction with faculty and staff, and access. Here students will find a college that engages learners as full partners in the learning process. Taft College's small classes provide the opportunity to work directly with an excellent faculty. Learners at Taft acquire the skills to succeed on their job, at transfer colleges, and in life. Taft College is located in the western Kern County community of Taft with a population of 17,000. The surrounding area brings the total population to about 21,000. The community is in the heart of the Midway-Sunset oilfield, one of the nation's best producing fields. While oil is the leading industry, the area also is rich in agriculture, light industry, and recreation. The campus is located at 29 Emmons Park Drive. Campus buildings are considered excellent structures with adequate space provided for physical education, recreation and athletics. The campus was built in 1956 and originally included classrooms, a library, student union, and administrative offices, marking the first step in separating the college from the high school. Taft College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 14,239 students | 24.90 Mi3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300 24.9014,239
- 632 students | 36.20 Mi201 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 834-0126 36.20632
- 272 students | 36.70 Mi5300 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 835-1100 36.70272
- 14,357 students | 38.50 Mi7075 Campus Rd
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 378-1400 38.5014,357
- 20,850 students | 39.40 Mi26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 259-7800 39.4020,850