The West Kern Community College District encompasses a 767-square mile district in western Kern County. The service area of Taft College has a population base of about 27,000 residents. The college is situated on a 39 acre campus in northwest Taft. The college district was established in 1922 and officially became Taft College in 1954. The West Kern Community College District was formed in 1962 and was expanded in 1971 to include the Maricopa Unified School District.
Taft College prides itself as a small, comprehensive institution with a wide range of educational programs and support services to students. We offer 48 degrees and 47 certificates in transfer education and career technical education programs. Our enrollment of nearly 12,000 students at our campus in Taft, through our partnership with Westec in Shafter, CA, and through our Distance Learning Program, have access to innovative, caring faculty members and the support programs needed to promote student success.
Last year, Taft College served over 2600 Full Time Equivalent students seeking to advance their education and achieve their dreams. Our commitment to student success has never been stronger and we look forward to supporting our students in their quest to prepare for the opportunities that lie ahead.
Institution Website: http://www.taftcollege.edu