Taft College in Taft, California, is a public community college that focuses on preparing students for career advancement in their current field or to start an educational journey that will eventually lead to a 4-year college for a bachelor’s degree. Taft was founded in 1922 originally as Taft Junior College with classes held in Taft High School. The school was founded to accommodate the growing need for advanced education and training for the population of the city of Taft. In 1954, the school’s name changed to Taft College and established their own campus. Today, Taft is part of the California Community College system.
Taft offers associate's degrees, as well as a variety of certificates, some of which can be earned online through Distance Education.