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Certificate and Degree Programs offered at College of the Desert.



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Certificate and Degree Programs

Please see the 2016-17 College Catalog for the most recent program requirements

Major / Department Certificate Non-Transfer Degree Transfer Degree
Administration of Justice C AS AS-T*
Adult Basic Education/GED
​   Arborist Technician ​C
   Desert Ecologist ​C
   Environmental Horticulture C AS AS
​   Field Ranger ​C
   Landscape & Irrigation Technician C
   Natural Resources AS AS
​   Pest Management Technician ​C
   Plant Science AS
   Turfgrass Management C AS
   Turfgrass Management Technician C
Air Conditioning /HVACR C AS
Alcohol / Drug Studies C AA
Architecture / Environmental Design
   Architectural Technology C AS AS
   Building Inspection Technology C
   Construction Management C AS AS
   General Drafting C AA
   Real Estate Development C
​   Art History AA-T*
​   Studio Arts AA-T*
Advanced Transportation Technologies AS
​   Automotive Alternate Fuels ​C
Automotive Technology AS
   Automotive Air Conditioning C
   Automotive Electrical C
   Automotive Emissions C
   Automotive Engine Management C
   Automotive Transmission & Axle C
   General Automotive Service C
   Steering, Suspension & Alignment C
   Accounting C AS
​   Administrative Office Assistant C​
​   Administrative Office Professional C​
   Business Administration AS-T*
   Business, General AA
   Computer Information Systems C AS
   Economics AA-T*
   Golf Management C AA
   Hospitality Management AA
​   Human Resource Generalist C​
   Retail Management C
Communication Studies AA-T*
Computer Science AS
Culinary Arts
   Basic Culinary Arts C
   Intermediate Culinary Arts C
   Culinary Management C AA
Digital Design and Production C AA
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
   Early Childhood Education AS AS-T*
   Early Childhood Ed-Teacher Certificate C
   Early Childhood Ed-Master Teacher Certificate C
​   Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor ​C
Elementary Teacher Education ​​AA-T*
Energy Systems Technology ​C
English AA-T*
​​English As A Second Language - Credit (ESL) ​L+
English As A Second Language - Noncredit (ESLN) ​C
Fire Technology
   ​Fire Technology Program ​C ​AS
Foreign Language
   French AA
Health Sciences
​   Health Science ​AS
   Home Health Aide L+
   Nursing Assistant L+
   Registered Nurse (ADN) AS
   Vocational Nurse (VN) C AS
Journalism AA-T*
Kinesiology /Athletics
​   Coaching L+​​
​   Kinesiology AA-T*
​   Recreation ​AA
​   Fitness Specialist ​C
Liberal Arts ​AA
Mathematics AS &
Performing Arts
    Music C AA
    ​Theatre Arts AA-T*
Public Safety Academy
​   Basic Fire Fighter ​C
​   Emergency Medical Care C
​   Police Science ​AS
​   Reserve Police Officer ​C
Sciences, Biological AS
Sciences, Physical
   Chemistry AS
   Environmental Sciences AS
   Environmental Studies,Interdepartmental AS
   Geology AS
   Physics AS-T*
Social Sciences
   Anthropology AA-T*
   Geography AA-T*
   History AA-T*
   Philosophy AA
   Political Science AA-T*

AA &


   Social Science AA
   Sociology AA-T*
Work Experience
* Students Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440) - see 2014-201 COD Catalog, page 59, for more information.
+Locally approved certificates, are not notated on the student's transcript in accordance with State regulations.

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