Extended Campus Locations

There are several College of the Desert locations throughout the Coachella Valley, where credit, non-credit, and not-for-credit college courses are offered. 

College of the Desert — Desert Hot Springs

In the Fall 2016 semester, College of the Desert expanded its 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/plEDGE information and workshops, testing accommodations from our Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Food Pantry, and academic support services in our Student Services Suite including a Tutoring and Academic Skills Center (TASC) and Course Textbook Reserves. For more information, call 760.776.7370.

College of the Desert — Indio 

The College of the Desert Indio Campus is located at 45524 Oasis Street in Indio. The site opened in February 2014 and has seen tremendous growth over the past eight years. We proudly provide students with full degree and certificate options at our state-of-the-art facility. Students can complete programs in Child Development Education, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Communications, Administration of Justice, and some business pathways. Our flexible schedule allows students to select from the day, evening, and weekend classes. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for more information. In addition to degrees, students may also participate in career training programs offered by the College's PaCE or Partners and Community Education program. Training includes Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, and Pharmacy Technician. For more information, please refer to the PaCE Career Training Programs website.

The faculty and staff at the Indio Campus are also pleased to provide students with access to robust and wrap-around student support services. Students may see a counselor for assistance in several areas, including career exploration, transfer support, and personal counseling. Counselors from special programs in the areas of Adult Basic Education and GED Test Preparation guidance, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education), CalWorks, and Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) are also available to support students. On-site bilingual in Spanish staff are also available to help guide students through the application and registration process (for credit and non-credit programs), issue student ID cards, take fee payments, and offer in-person financial aid assistance.

At College of the Desert, we understand students have more happening in their lives than just school. Mental health services, student life activities including ASCOD meetings, FIND Foodbank distributions, a food pantry, workshops, and more, a campus bookstore with all of your supply needs, and many other referral resources and services are available to help connect students with vital support systems. Last but certainly not least, to help students meet their educational goals, we offer day, evening, and weekend in-person and 24/7 online tutoring and access to library and learning resources. For additional information about the Indio location, please call our main office line at 760.776.7200.

College of the Desert — Mecca/Thermal

Furthering the College's mission of providing greater access and higher education opportunities for residents at all ends of the Coachella Valley, College of the Desert opened its Mecca/Thermal Campus location in the Spring 2009 semester. The College of the Desert – Mecca/Thermal is located at 61120 Buchanan Street in Thermal. Please refer to the "Catalogs & Schedules" for future course offering information. For additional information, please call 760.396.2010 or email OffCampusSites@collegeofthedesert.edu.

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) located at 1300 East Baristo Road, with further expansion planned in the coming years. Students will be able to complete general education coursework and career and technical education programs. 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/plEDGE information and workshops, testing accommodations from our Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Food Pantry, Student IDs, and academic support services from our Learning Resource Center including Tutoring and Academic Skills Center (TASC) and Library Support Services and Course Textbook Reserves. For more information, call 760.674.3784 or 760. 674.7800.

High School and Other Class Locations

Coachella Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, and Palm Springs Unified School District

In addition to campus locations noted above, College of the Desert also offers a variety of dual and concurrent enrollment courses in partnership with the three local school districts: Coachella Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, and Palm Springs Unified School District. Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes for course information, location, and meeting times. For more information about our sites, please visit our COD locations website or email OffCampusSites@collegeofthedesert.edu. Visit our website for more details about dual and concurrent enrollment. 

Coachella Library

College of the Desert also offers a variety of general education courses, which transfer to both the UC and CSU system at the Coachella Library, located at 1500 6th Street. Classes at the Coachella Library are offered Monday-Thursday beginning at 5:30 PM, and students may access support services at our Coachella Student Services office, located at 1538 Seventh Street. For more information, email OffCampusSites@collegeofthedesert.edu or call 760.776.7200 and speak with the administration office.