Taft College is a public community college located in Taft, California. Taft College is a part of the California Community Colleges system and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The college is one of only few community colleges in California to have on-campus housing.
The college was founded in 1922 as Taft Junior College. Initially it was part of the Taft Union High School District with classes held on the campus of Taft High School. The school switched to its current name in 1954 and opened its own separate campus adjacent to the high school in 1956.
The college offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a variety of certificates. Graduates who complete specified programs are prepared for transfer to the California State University or University of California systems.
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