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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

College of the Desert

Educational courses, vocational training, and job certification for adults.

Services Offered

Vocational Training • Job Readiness • Education • Certification Program


As a two-year college, College of the Desert (COD) offers transfer students an affordable option for starting college and transferring to a four-year institution. College of the Desert is the number one source of transfer students to California State University at San Bernardino. COD also offers a number of popular vocational and technical programs, including Nursing and Health Sciences, Digital Design and Production, Turf Grass Management & Ornamental Horticulture, Advanced Transportation Technologies, Culinary Arts, and a full range of Administration of Justice courses at the Public Safety Academy training facility. View a list of additional certificate programs.


43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 33.7318846 -116.3854521

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish



  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

Individuals may complete an online application. For additional questions, contact the Admissions and Records office at 760-773-2516.