Get to Know Your Community College!

Take a private tour of the College of the Desert’s beautiful campus, where you will visit classrooms, hear from our exceptional faculty and get a taste of student life. You will hear from members of the COD Foundation Board and staff, along with faculty and students about how community support has a direct and profound impact on every aspect of campus life.

The cart tour runs from 9:00am – 12:30pm and is led by Foundation Staff & Board Members, will give you a glimpse into a few of our robust academic programs, such as:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Architecture
  • Early Child Development
  • Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • EDGE/pLEDGE Tuition & Academic Assistance Program
  • And so much more!

Tours can be customized to focus on your group’s specific area of interest, whether it’s the Tiny House program from the Architecture and Environmental Design students, the recently remodeled Hilb Library or the Engineering Department’s partnership with NASA. Let us know what you want to learn about College of the Desert or let us surprise you. We are eager to show you how College of the Desert is educating the leaders of tomorrow!

To secure your spot on one of our Campus Tours, please take a moment to click on the links below and complete our convenient registration forms. If you have any questions, please call Elena Moiseeva, Resource Development Specialist at 760.862-1380 or email

Tour Dates & Links

To secure your spot on this illuminating tour, please take a moment to complete our convenient registration links from the dates below:

April 10, 2024

If you have any questions, please call 760.773.2561. Your journey into the world of COD awaits!

Your Community, Your College

  • The Legacy of COD's Criminal Justice Program For over 22 years, the Criminal Justice program has drawn service-minded students to career paths reserved for the bold and the brave. Once they graduate, these dedicated young adults enter a demanding line of work where they become today’s true heroes as [...]

  • Nearly 10 years after its initial inception, the EDGE/plEDGE program prepares dedicated full-time students for every aspect of college life, from math and English skills to counseling and free tuition. While it may sound fun and catchy, EDGE/plEDGE is a life-changing program for students who attend College of the [...]

  • When Natalie Holland arrived at College of the Desert, she was a newly single mother who had just left a bad relationship. Worrying about how she and her one-year-old were going to survive, she remembers seeing various COD signs and knew this was an opportunity to build her future. [...]

  • Nursing program’s fast-paced Simulation Lab is designed to prep nurses for care under Pressure. Hands-on opportunities create decision-makers ready for any situation. Grads will use their critical thinking and clinical judgment while caring for patients - from how to speak to a physician, engage in conflict resolution or handle [...]

  • COD’s Culinary Arts Program Provides Expert Training for Coachella Valley’s Largest Industry. Students from across California come to study at College of the Desert, eager to train under a team of dynamic chefs who lead the highly accredited Culinary Arts program. Designed to prepare current and future working line [...]

  • College of the Desert is on a roll, building Tiny Houses on Wheels that will make a big impact on future communities. The project began in 2020 with a focus of teaching Architecture and Environmental Design students about sustainable building practices while creating a functional living space. Tiny homes [...]

  • The great beyond is within reach for students right here in the Coachella Valley. College of the Desert is one of five colleges in the country to receive a special grant from NASA to develop their STEM classes and engage minority students. In the Summer of 2022, COD and [...]

  • Students who hunger for a meaningful way to serve their community while moving toward a college degree, have found it at COD, thanks to a program that started in early 2022. College of the Desert, the FIND Food Bank, and the nonprofit groups One Future Coachella Valley and Growing [...]