Taft College

Taft College offers 44 Associate Degrees and 40 Certificates including a specialized, unique program entitled the Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) designed to prepare students with intellectual disabilities to live independently. Now in its 19th year, the TIL Program has become an international model for teaching independent living skills to those with intellectual disabilities. The College offers eleven Associate Degree for Transfer options to facilitate student completion of the bachelor degree in the California State University system. In July 2014 the College received notification of state approval of its newest degree offering, the Associate of Science in Engineering degree. This program is designed to provide the foundational courses for a student to successfully complete upper division course work to achieve a BS degree in one of seven engineering disciplines throughout the CSU system. The College has fostered its forward-looking spirit with the recent completion of the 2014-24 Educational Master Plan. This comprehensive plan is the foundation for all planning at the college and will help shape the future of the college in its technology, facilities, and strategic initiatives. Building on the Educational Master Plan, the College will be creating its Strategic Action Plan in the Fall of 2014 as part of its cycle of integrated planning. This year, the College community will complete writing its Self-Evaluation Report of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness in support of reaffirmation of accreditation in 2015/16. The self-evaluation provides the opportunity for campus dialog on the College’s culture of continuous quality improvement and institutional processes, to further facilitate student success in a quality learning environment