College of the Desert

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General Information

Admission Office

43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-2516
Fax: (760) 862-1379

Contact: John Loera
Dean of Enrollment Services

Main Address

43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8041


Total undergrads: 11,598
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 541
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,426


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Separate application requirements for nursing and golf management and public safety academy.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business A
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Plant Sciences A
Turf Management A,C

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting A
Art – General A
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Drawing A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A
Music – General A,C
Painting A
Photography A
Printmaking A
Theater Literature/History/Criticism A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting C
Business Administration/Management A
Business/Managerial Economics A
Construction Management A,C
Golf Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A
Office Management A,C
Professional golf management A,C
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,C

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A
Mass Communications/Media Studies A
Organizational Communication A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades
Building Construction Inspection C

Early Childhood Education C

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting A,C
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C

English Language & Literature
American Literature A
English Composition A
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A
Human Nutrition A

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Italian A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dietetic Technician A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Home Attendant C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology C
Automotive Technology C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Small Engine Mechanics/Repair C
Vehicle Emissions Inspection/Maintenance C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science A
Environmental Studies A,C
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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