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Adult Basic Education (ABE) 

Adults who enter the high school completion program are able to transfer
credit received at previous high schools they may have attended, as well as
to obtain credit for military service, technical school attended, and work

COD also offers a program to prepare students for the GED test. GED
testing is offered twice a month. To schedule your test dates, pay the fee of $115 at the Admissions & Records office, room #276 from 8am - 4pm Monday thru Thursday located in the CSSC. For further information call (760) 776-7318.

Adult Basic Education Program (ABE)

Registration for Adult Basic Education classes is on an open-entry, space available basis. STUDENTS MUST REGISTER IN PERSON BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call (760) 776-7318 to schedule an

Adult Basic Education Lab
Hours of Operation Course Emphasis Location
On-campus Day Program
08:00 a.m.- 02:55 p.m. Self-Paced Lab HSCM-2
08:00 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. Reading/Writing HSCM-1
12:00 p.m.- 12:50 p.m. Mathematics HSCM-1

On-campus Evening Program
05:00 p.m.- 07:50 p.m. Self-Paced Lab HSCM-2

Off-campus Day Program at the Eastern Valley Center - Mecca
TBA, Self-Paced Lab MECCC4

Off-campus Evening Program at the Eastern Valley Center - Indio
05:00 p.m.- 07:50 p.m. Self-Paced Lab EVC-9

Self-Paced Study
The following list includes some of the courses available to students
for self-paced study:

  • English, American Literature, Typing/Keyboarding
  • Reading, World Geography, American Government
  • Basic Math, U.S. History, World History
  • Algebra, Economics, GED Preparation
  • General Science, Health Issues
  • Physical & Life Sciences, Fine Arts: Art/Music/Theatre

Certificate of Completion
The following list includes certificates that are available to students in
the Adult Basic Education program:

  • Certificate of Secondary Education Completion (High School Diploma)
  • Certificate of Secondary Education Completion (GED)
  • Certificate in Basic Math Completion
  • Certificate in Advanced Math Completion
  • Certificate in Basic English Completion
  • Certificate in Advanced English Completion
  • Certificate in Reading Completion