Extended Campus Locations

There are several College of the Desert locations throughout the eastern and western Coachella Valley where both credit and noncredit college courses are offered.

East Valley

College of the Desert — Indio 

College of the Desert Indio Campus is located at 45524 Oasis Street in Indio. The site opened its doors in February 2014 and has seen tremendous growth over the past four years. We are proud to provide students with a number of degree and certificate options that are fully offered at our state-of-the-art facility. Our flexible pathways allow students to complete their program by offering day, evening, and weekend classes. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for course information and meeting times. In addition to expanding course offerings, the College has also increased our student and academic support services to include full admissions and records, payments, and a variety of counseling opportunities: career, transfer, personal, ABE/GED (Adult Basic Education and GED Test Preparation), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education), Foster Youth and CalWorks, and general counseling. We offer day, evening, and weekend in-person tutoring as well as 24/7 access to online tutoring. Students may also take the assessment test for both credit and noncredit programming in the day and evening hours. We offer registration and financial aid assistance, veterans’ services, library and learning resources, health services, student life activities (including ASCOD meetings), a campus bookstore, and many other referral resources and services. For additional information about the Indio location, please call our main office at (760) 776-7200.

College of the Desert — Mecca/Thermal

In providing greater access and higher education opportunities for residents of the eastern valley, general credit courses, basic skills classes, career and technical education programming, and noncredit classes are offered at the College of the Desert – Mecca/Thermal location at 61120 Buchanan Street in Thermal. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for course information and meeting times.

In addition to classes, students also receive student support services that include full admissions and records support, counseling, assessment testing, registration assistance, and academic support services from our Tutoring and Academic Skills Center (TASC), as well as support from our Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) and financial aid assistance. For additional information about our course offerings and hours of services available, please call (760) 396-2010. 

West Valley

College of the Desert — Desert Hot Springs

In the Fall 2016 semester, College of the Desert once again expanded our reach across the Valley and opened our College of the Desert – Desert Hot Springs location at the Edward L. Wenzlaff Education Center, 11625 West Drive in Desert Hot Springs. Here, students can take general education and transfer classes, basic skills coursework, career and technical classes, and Adult Basic Education coursework. For more information about programs, classes, and schedules, visit the “Catalogs & Schedules” tab on the College’s homepage.

In addition to taking classes, students also receive support services to guide them along their journey. Services include admissions and records, financial aid assistance, matriculation support (online application and orientation guidance), assistance with referrals/connection to resources on and off campus, general COD and EDGE information, assessment testing and counseling services (coming soon), academic support services, and workshops. For more information, call (760) 674-7813 or (760) 776-7200.

College of the Desert — Palm Springs Temporary Campus

In the Spring 2018 semester, College of the Desert launched our first college site in Palm Springs Temporary Campus with further expansion planned in the coming years. Students will be able to complete general education coursework as well as career and technical education programming. For more information about programs, classes, and schedules, visit the “Catalogs & Schedules” tab on the College’s homepage. In addition to taking classes, students also receive support services to guide them along their journey. Services include admissions and records, financial aid assistance, matriculation support (online application and orientation guidance), assistance with referrals/connection to resources on and off campus, general COD and EDGE information, assessment testing and counseling services (coming soon), academic support services, and workshops. For more information, call (760) 674-7800.

Other

In addition to our Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs locations, College of the Desert also offers a wide variety of evening and noncredit courses at Palm Springs High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Rancho Mirage High School, and Cathedral City High School. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for course information and meeting times. For more information about our locations, please call (760) 776-7200.