College of the Desert offers over 500 sections of online classes each academic year covering a wide variety of academic disciplines. Some of these include Accounting, Administration of Justice, Automotive Technology, Business, Computer Information Systems, Digital Design & Production, Early Childhood Education, English, Fire Science, Health Sciences, History, Kinesiology, Music, Natural Resources, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Theatre Arts. See the class schedule for a complete listing.
Online courses have the same transfer status and prerequisites as traditional on-campus classes and are subject to the same standards of academic quality. The difference is that the student completes his or her coursework via COD's learning management system CANVAS. This can be a tremendous advantage for those students who have trouble getting to one of COD's campuses or who have schedules that do not allow them to take classes scheduled at specific times. Online students must have their own computers and high-speed internet access, and must be proficient in using the internet, a word processing program, and email. Some courses may require students to have a webcam. For further information, please go to the college's Online Classes information page.