Students following the new Steps to Success program

Taft College opens the fall 2014 semester on Monday with students following the new Steps to Success program launched by the college last spring.

The program is Taft College’s response to a law passed last year as part of the Student Success Act co-authored by Senator Carol Lui (D-La Canada Flintridge).

The Steps to Success at Taft College includes four components which increase the likelihood that a student will successfully complete their academic goals. These components are:

•Step 1 – Completion of an online orientation;

•Step 2 - Assessment/Placement in math and English;

•Step 3 - Meeting with a counselor or participating in a Counseling Workshop.

•Step 4 involves setting educational goals. Students are expected to develop a Comprehensive Educational Plan after completing 15 units. Research indicates that students who set educational goals and enroll in classes which support those goals are more likely to achieve their goals in a timely manner.

By following the Steps to Success, students can reduce the time needed to complete their degree, and also reduce the cost of taking courses which do not support their academic goal.

The fall schedule includes 421 class offerings. The college will welcome two new full-time faculty members in the areas of Physical Science and Criminal Justice Administration.

In addition, the college is welcoming a new Coordinator of Counseling, who also provides counseling services, and a new Coordinator of the Disabled Students Programs and Services.

Students can still get information on how to apply, register and enroll in fall 2014 course by going to and clicking on Student Services.

You may also contact Taft College by phone at (661) 763-7748. Taft College is located at 29 Cougar Court, Taft California. Registration for the fall 2014 term will remain open during the first week of classes.