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View the full listing of important dates for the Fall 2016 term.
View our Fall 2016 Class Schedule.
Login to WebAdvisor to view and register for classes.

In order to provide local access to college classes for students living in the western Coachella Valley, College of the Desert offers a wide variety of day, evening, credit and non-credit courses at Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Palm Springs High School, and Rancho Mirage High School.

In Fall 2016, College of the Desert once again expanded our reach across the Valley as we 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 will have the opportunity to take general education, basic skills, English as a Second Language courses, and Adult Basic Education courses, and receive student support services to guide them along their journey.

College of the Desert- Desert Hot Springs:

Edward L. Wenzlaff Education Center, 11625 West Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Contact: (760) 773-2516.

Courses Offered:

  • General Education Credit Classes

    Credit courses are designated as either associate degree credit courses or non-degree credit courses. Associate degree credit courses may be used as required or elective courses in a degree or certificate program. Students must complete the course requirements as specified in their program of study for their declared major as well as general education courses in order to earn an Associate's Degree. See Catalogs and Schedules for a complete listing of General Education courses.

  • Basic Skills Courses

    Basic skills or pre-collegiate courses are designed to prepare students for college-level work. Students may be required to enroll in certain basic skills courses if the assessment process indicates they will benefit by this special preparation for college-level courses.

  • Day and Evening English Second Language Non-Credit (ESLN) courses.

    The ESLN Program offers six levels of English, ranging from the Foundations class to the advanced Level 5. Placement into the courses is determined by a placement test. After completing the ESLN Program, you will have the language skills necessary to move on to many exciting careers or further studies. View more information on our ESLN Program, including registration details.

  • View the full listing of important dates for the Fall 2016 term.

  • View our Fall 2016 Class Schedule.

  • Login to WebAdvisor to view and register for classes.

Student Support Services:

College of the Desert is pleased to provide students with a number of student support services at our Desert Hot Springs location.

Services include, but are not limited to

  • Admissions and Records Assistance

  • Financial Aid Assistance

  • Matriculation Support (Online Application & Orientation)

  • Assistance with referrals/connection to resources on and off campus

  • General COD and EDGE Information

  • Scheduling Counseling Appointments and Services (Coming in Spring 2017)

  • Counseling, Transfer Center, Career Services and Other Workshops

  • Academic Support Services Workshops

Student Support Services Hours of Operation:

  • Support and Matriculation Services
    Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Computer Lab
    Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Students may use the lab for homework, for online coursework, and to complete College forms and applications.

Driving Directions to Wenzlaff Education Center:

  • From College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
  • Drive north on Monterey to Interstate 10 and go west on I-10
  • Take the Palm Drive exit 123 toward Desert Hot Springs
  • Turn right onto Palm Drive
  • Turn left onto Pierson Blvd
  • Turn right onto West Drive and arrive at your destination

Cathedral City High School

69250 Dinah Shore Dr., Cathedral City, CA 92234

Courses Offered:

  • Day and Evening English Second Language Non-Credit (ESLN) courses.

    The ESLN Program offers six levels of English, ranging from the Foundations class to the advanced Level 5. Placement into the courses is determined by a placement test. After completing the ESLN Program, you will have the language skills necessary to move on to many exciting careers or further studies. Learn more about our ESLN Program.

  • Concurrent Enrollment Courses

    The College has partnered with Desert Sands and Palm Springs Unified School Districts to offer a Concurrent Enrollment - Dual Credit Program of study. This program allows students to use earn high school credit while earning college credits. The courses offered through COD at the high school may be transferable to the UC or CSU university systems. The program intent is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible high school students, rather than to reduce current course requirements of secondary schools, and also to help ensure a smoother transition from high school to college by providing students with greater exposure to the collegiate atmosphere. If you have questions, please contact the counseling center at your local high school.

  • View the full listing of important dates for the Fall 2016 term.

  • View our Fall 2016 Class Schedule.

  • Login to WebAdvisor to view and register for classes.

Driving Directions to Cathedral City High School:

  • From College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
  • Drive north on Monterey toward Interstate 10
  • Take the Date Palm exit and turn left onto Date Palm
  • Turn left on Dinah Shore Drive
  • Travel approximately ½ mile and turn left onto Plumley Road
  • The destination is on your left

Desert Hot Springs High School

65850 Pierson Blvd., Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Courses Offered: View the current semester schedule of classes

  • General Education Credit Classes

    Credit courses are designated as either associate degree credit courses or non-degree credit courses. Associate degree credit courses may be used as required or elective courses in a degree or certificate program. Students must complete the course requirements as specified in their program of study for their declared major as well as general education courses in order to earn an Associate's Degree. See Catalogs and Schedules for a complete listing of General Education courses.

  • Basic Skills Courses

    Basic skills or pre-collegiate courses are designed to prepare students for college-level work. Students may be required to enroll in certain basic skills courses if the assessment process indicates they will benefit by this special preparation for college-level courses.

  • Day and Evening English Second Language Non-Credit (ESLN) courses.

    The ESLN Program offers six levels of English, ranging from the Foundations class to the advanced Level 5. Placement into the courses is determined by a placement test. After completing the ESLN Program, you will have the language skills necessary to move on to many exciting careers or further studies. Learn more about our ESLN Program.

  • Concurrent Enrollment Courses

    The College has partnered with Desert Sands and Palm Springs Unified School Districts to offer a Concurrent Enrollment - Dual Credit Program of study. This program allows students to use earn high school credit while earning college credits. The courses offered through COD at the high school may be transferable to the UC or CSU university systems. The program intent is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible high school students, rather than to reduce current course requirements of secondary schools, and also to help ensure a smoother transition from high school to college by providing students with greater exposure to the collegiate atmosphere. If you have questions, please contact the counseling center at your local high school.

  • View the full listing of important dates for the Fall 2016 term.

  • View our Fall 2016 Class Schedule.

  • Login to WebAdvisor to view and register for classes.

Driving Directions to Desert Hot Springs High School:

  • From College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
  • Drive north on Monterey to Interstate 10 and go west on I-10
  • Take the Palm Drive exit 123 toward Desert Hot Springs
  • Turn right onto Palm Drive
  • Turn left onto Pierson Blvd
  • Arrive at 65850 Pierson Blvd, on the right

Palm Springs High School

2401 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Courses Offered: View the current semester schedule of classes

  • General Education Credit Classes

    Credit courses are designated as either associate degree credit courses or non-degree credit courses. Associate degree credit courses may be used as required or elective courses in a degree or certificate program. Students must complete the course requirements as specified in their program of study for their declared major as well as general education courses in order to earn an Associate's Degree. See Catalogs and Schedules for a complete listing of General Education courses.

  • Basic Skills Courses

    Basic skills or pre-collegiate courses are designed to prepare students for college-level work. Students may be required to enroll in certain basic skills courses if the assessment process indicates they will benefit by this special preparation for college-level courses.

  • Concurrent Enrollment Courses

    The College has partnered with Desert Sands and Palm Springs Unified School Districts to offer a Concurrent Enrollment - Dual Credit Program of study. This program allows students to use earn high school credit while earning college credits. The courses offered through COD at the high school may be transferable to the UC or CSU university systems. The program intent is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible high school students, rather than to reduce current course requirements of secondary schools, and also to help ensure a smoother transition from high school to college by providing students with greater exposure to the collegiate atmosphere. If you have questions, please contact the counseling center at your local high school.

  • View the full listing of important dates for the Fall 2016 term.

  • View our Fall 2016 Class Schedule.

  • Login to WebAdvisor to view and register for classes.

Driving Directions to Palm Springs High School:

  • From College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
  • Drive north on Monterey to Interstate 10 and go west on I-10
  • Take the Date Palm exit and turn left onto Date Palm
  • Turn right on Vista Chino
  • Turn left on Farrell
  • Turn right on E Baristo Road
  • Arrive at 2401 E BARISTO RD, PALM SPRINGS, on the left

Rancho Mirage High School

31001 Rattler Rd, Rancho Mirage, CA

Contact: (760) 776-7200

Courses Offered: View the current semester schedule of classes

  • Concurrent Enrollment Courses

    The College has partnered with Desert Sands and Palm Springs Unified School Districts to offer a Concurrent Enrollment - Dual Credit Program of study. This program allows students to use earn high school credit while earning college credits. The courses offered through COD at the high school may be transferable to the UC or CSU university systems. The program intent is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible high school students, rather than to reduce current course requirements of secondary schools, and also to help ensure a smoother transition from high school to college by providing students with greater exposure to the collegiate atmosphere. If you have questions, please contact the counseling center at your local high school.

  • View the full listing of important dates for the Fall 2016 term.

  • View our Fall 2016 Class Schedule.

  • Login to WebAdvisor to view and register for classes.

Driving Directions to Palm Springs High School:

  • From College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
  • Drive north on Monterey to Gerald Ford Drive
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Gerald Ford Dr.
  • Turn right onto Bob Hope Dr.
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Ramon Rd
  • Turn right on Rattler Rd
  • Arrive at 31001 Rattler Rd, Rancho Mirage-Rancho Mirage High School