Career Technical Education
Why not YOU? You belong at Taft College! Come learn the skills for a career from experienced teachers from industry. Get a high paying job tomorrow at a low cost today.
This program provides individuals with foundation educational training and skills in general office principles, procedures, and operations. The program will prepare students to enter entry to mid-level positions in places of business and organizations as office and support personnel.
Taft College’s Administration of Justice Program focuses on the diverse institutions of the criminal justice system including local and federal law enforcement operations, corrections and rehabilitation, and the court system. Various courses focus on the diverse aspects of the criminal justice system including criminal law, investigations, law enforcement and correctional procedures, evidence, forensics, and criminal justice communication and leadership.
Throughout the program you will gain insight into the Constitutional foundation for the criminal justice system, history of law enforcement, courts, and corrections, and the evolution of policing in society. Additional elective courses can provide you with new knowledge focusing on law enforcement, investigations, forensics, corrections, or probation.
Upon successful completion of an Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice Administration degree you will have an understanding of the dimensions of the criminal justice system, and a practical knowledge of current practices in your chosen field. Degrees and certificates are awarded to those who complete the required courses along with all requirements for an associate degree.
Taft College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. Students and members of the public who wish to file a formal complaint to the ACCJC about one of its member institutions can contact the ACCJC in writing (10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA, 94949), by calling (415) 506-0234, or by visiting their website at ACCJC Complaints Against Member Institutions
ur team of counselors are committed to serving all current and prospective students in their personal growth and academic success at Taft College. Whether your goal is to obtain an Associate’s degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, or continue in your own professional development, our counselors will guide you in developing a plan to achieve your personal and vocational objectives.
You can make an appointment in person at the Counseling Department in Student Services (1st Floor) or by phone at (661) 763-7748.
Please be on time to your appointment or scheduled workshop. You may also need to bring copies of your unofficial college and/or university transcripts or placement scores with you to determine course clearance or course placement.
Late Arrival Policy
As a courtesy to other students and our faculty and staff, we expect that students will be on time to counseling and workshop appointments. However, we do understand that unexpected events may arise. We will accept late attendees up to 15 minutes after a scheduled appointment. Arriving late to an appointment will reduce your appointment duration by the amount of time you are late. Students arriving 15 or more minutes late will be required to reschedule their appointment. It is best practice to check-in 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment or scheduled workshop.
No Show Policy
Please contact the Counseling Department at (661) 763-7748 in advance if you will be unable to attend your appointment or scheduled workshop. Our support staff is more than willing to reschedule or cancel an appointment given prior notice. If you do not attend a scheduled appointment or workshop, you will be marked as a No Show.
What Can You See A Counselor For?
Some examples of what you can meet with a counselor for are as follows:
- Choose a major
- Develop a career plan
- Develop or update your Comprehensive Education Plan
- Academic & Progress Probation
- Academic & Progress Disqualification
- Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) contracts
- Transferring into Taft College from other colleges and/or universities
- Understanding which classes from other colleges and/or universities will transfer into Taft College
- Transfer out of Taft College to other colleges and/or universities
- Job Search/Internships
- Career Paths
- …and more!
Taft College Career Center
Welcome to Taft College’s Career Center. If you are a current student or an alumni who is in need of employment, an internship, work experience units, assistance job searching, or need to improve your job readiness skills you are in the right place. If you are an employer who needs to fill a position or positions you too are in the right place. Taft College’s Career Center is designed to assist you with all your career needs. For your convenience, due to COVID 19, all our services are on-line. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your career/educational goals.
Welcome to Distance Education
Distance Learning provides a quality education for people who lead busy lives and desire to start or continue pursuing their educational goals. Distance Learning courses are just like traditional on-campus classes. You take your courses with a group of other students.
Your instructors are experienced professionals in their fields. Throughout your courses, you have ongoing, individual and group dialogs with instructors and other students.
The difference is there is no classroom to go to. There is no commute. You will never have conflicts with family obligations, business travel, or vacations. There is no chance of arriving late or missing a class because of illness or lack of childcare.
Our distance learning courses are the same university-transferable, community college courses taught on-site at Taft College. Students who are local to the area may choose to take them in-person at our campus. However, if you are located elsewhere or wish to learn at home, you are able to participate as a fully enrolled student via this distance learning program.
Enrollment is limited to the same number of students as on-site courses, usually 35 students, depending on the course. Each is available on a first come-first serve basis. Matriculated students get priority registration.
Taft College offers two types of Distance Learning courses: Distance Learning Offline and Distance Learning Online. Each is designed to facilitate your learning experience with the special advantages that Distance Learning offers:
- More individualized instruction
- Fitting college into your busy schedule
- Easy access to your instructors through e-mail and voice mail
- A multimedia approach to learning
Online learning is not for everyone, however. We’ve found successful online learners tend to be self-motivated and self-disciplined. They enjoy the challenge of learning on their own and take charge of their own learning. The following questionnaire might help you determine your readiness for distance learning: Self-Assessment Questionnaire. This questionnaire will help give you an idea whether or not you have the personality traits, learning aptitude, technical knowledge, hardware and software, and study skills for online learning.