College of the Desert
Twenty acres in dates, 60 acres in grapes and the remainder in raw desert…
The College of the Desert story began with two wells, a house and some out buildings. The price, on good terms, was considered a bargain. From this small beginning grew classrooms, labs, libraries, theaters – a campus for higher education and lifelong learning.
Today, COD trains and graduates the majority of the region’s police and firefighters, chefs and hospitality workers, nurses and healthcare providers, and child care specialists. COD is also training and educating the next generation of clean technology professionals, accountants, architects, golf professionals, as well as computer programmers to build the next web-based platforms.
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Students can also enroll in a dual admission program that guarantees admission to Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert provided they complete the transfer admission requirements.