College Of The Desert

College Of The Desert

Established in 1958, College of the Desert or COD is a public two year community college, located in Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, California. It is distinguished as the home of the Energy Technology Training Center, a nationally recognized leader in alternative fuel training. The College was also recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2000.

COD enrolls more than 10,000 students every term. The courses offered at the College address a local need for employees in the hospitality, medical and agriculture industries. COD confers A.A. degrees and certificate programs in culinary management, turf management, nursing and agriculture, as well as in unique vocations such as transportation technology and digital design.

COD participates in the Foothill Intercollegiate Conference under the jurisdiction of the California Community College Commission on Athletics.

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Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Studies
Information Technology
Computer Science
Computer Graphics
Cooking And Related Culinary Arts, General
Spanish Language And Literature
Child Care And Support Services Management
Child Care Provider/Assistant
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Biological And Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Studies
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, General
Kinesiology And Exercise Science
Physical Fitness Technician
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Visual And Performing Arts, General
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,

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