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560 Graduates
College of the Desert offers associate's degrees and certificates.
Associate's

Faculty Overview

540 Faculty
Full Time
  • 419 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 121 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

Programs & Majors

AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES Associate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations -
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 8
Turf and Turfgrass Management 4
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Associate
Architectural Technology/Technician 9
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Associate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Associate
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 3
Business Administration and Management, General 99
Business/Commerce, General 2
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3
Office Management and Supervision -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate
Journalism 7
Mass Communication/Media Studies -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 17
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Associate
Computer Graphics 4
Computer Science 3
Information Technology 3
CONSTRUCTION TRADES Associate
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 5
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Associate
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Associate
Creative Writing 1
English Language and Literature, General 14
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Associate
Child Care Provider/Assistant 14
Child Care and Support Services Management 9
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Associate
Spanish Language and Literature 2
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 8
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 55
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 4
HISTORY Associate
History, General 12
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Associate
Criminal Justice/Police Science 58
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 5
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Associate
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 181
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Associate
Mathematics, General 9
MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS Associate
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 5
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Associate
Biological and Physical Sciences 39
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 16
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Associate
Environmental Studies 1
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 1
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Associate
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General -
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 9
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 2
PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES Associate
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 11
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Associate
Philosophy 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Associate
Chemistry, General 3
Geology/Earth Science, General -
Physics, General 1
PSYCHOLOGY Associate
Psychology, General 64
SOCIAL SCIENCES Associate
Anthropology 5
Economics, General 4
Geography -
Political Science and Government, General 7
Social Sciences, General -
Sociology 31
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Associate
Art/Art Studies, General 14
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 5
Music, General 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1
Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Courtney from Cathedral City, CA
  • 3
  • some teachers are kinda crazy and really hard graders but that's the difference between college and high school. most of the teachers are really nice and will help you as…

  • Jan-24-2012 Read More
  • Josiah from Palm Springs, CA
  • 4
  • Many of the teachers here are retirees, some of whom have previously taught at prestigious universities. I have had professors who have taught at USC, UCSB, UCR, UC Berkeley, Harvard,…

  • Apr-07-2011 Read More