College of the Desert

General Information

Institution Type

2-year, Public 

Admissions Office Phone

(760) 346-8041 

Admissions Office Address

43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260 

Admissions Website

http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu 

 
Cost
Number of Students Enrolled
 
 

Admissions

Open admission policy

Yes

Secondary school GPA required

Not applicable

Secondary school rank required

Not applicable

Secondary school record required

Not applicable

Completion of college-preparatory program required

Not applicable

Recommendation required

Not applicable

Formal demonstration of competencies required

Not applicable

Admission test score required

Not applicable

Other test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) required

Not applicable

TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language) required

Not applicable

Degrees/Certificates

Degrees / Certifications Offered

Associates
Certificate

Number of Programs Offered

52

Programs Offered (By Subject)

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Accounting

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Acting

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Architecture

Architectural Technology/Technician

Art

Art/Art Studies, General

Automotive

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Biology

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biological and Physical Sciences

Bookkeeping

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

BSN

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Business

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Office Management and Supervision
Resort Management
Information Technology

Business Administration

Business Administration and Management, General
Office Management and Supervision

Business Management

Office Management and Supervision

Chemistry

Chemistry, General

Communications

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Computer Science

Computer Science

Construction Management

Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Counseling

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice/Police Science

Culinary

Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Drafting

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

English

Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General

Fire Science

Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician

Forensic Nursing

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Graphic Design

Computer Graphics

Healthcare

Dietetic Technician
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

History

History, General

Hospitality

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Hotel Management

Resort Management

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician

Information Technology

Information Technology

Journalism

Journalism

Language

French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Law

Criminal Justice/Police Science

Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice/Police Science

Liberal Arts

Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Philosophy

LPN

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

LPN to BSN

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

LVN

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Management

Office Management and Supervision
Resort Management
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Child Care and Support Services Management

Math

Mathematics, General

MBA

Business Administration and Management, General

Music

Music, General

Nursing

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Nutrition

Dietetic Technician

Physics

Physics, General

Political Science

Political Science and Government, General

Psychology

Psychology, General

RN

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

RN to BSN

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

RN to MSN

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Science

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Environmental Science
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Anthropology
Geography
Social Sciences, General

Sociology

Sociology

Technology

Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Information Technology

Writing

Creative Writing