College of the Desert is Accredited by:

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education

College of the Desert is Approved by:

VA State Approving Agency

Appropriate courses, as identified, accepted by the University of California and the California State University

College of the Desert holds Accreditation and Certification from:

Automotive Youth Education System (AYES)
Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Certified SMOG Training Facility
California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE)
California Board of Registered Nursing
California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program (L&C) Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS)
California State Fire Marshal
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Institutional Memberships

Academic Senate for Community Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges
American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admission Officers (AACRAO)
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
Association of Community College Trustees
California Community Colleges Association of Occupational Educators
California Association of Community College Registrars and Admission Officers (CACCRAO)
California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO)
California Community Colleges Chief Student Services Officers Association (CCCCSSO)
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Commission on Athletics/3CAA
Community College Facility Coalition
Community College League of California (CCLC) CCLC Policy and Procedure Service
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Datatel Users Group
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Inland Valley Trustee & CEO Association
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators (NAVPA)
The Research & Planning Group of California Community Colleges (The RP Group)
Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES)