92260 43-500 Monterey Avenue
The governing body of College of the Desert is the Desert Community College District, which has five elected members on its Board of Trustees. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and approved by the California State Department of Education. The college was founded in 1958. Recent year college enrolled more than 11,460 students. COD 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 new Public Safety Academy training facility.
The Intensive English Academy (IEA) is a high quality intensive English program that will assist students to learn English skills that will be needed for entering an American university or college. The program stresses academic English preparation and provides TOEFL test training. Whether you want to learn English to prepare for university study, or want to experience life in America, the Intensive English Academy (IEA) can offer both Standard Programs of 8 and 16 weeks in length and an 8 Week Summer Accelerated Program.
IEA Standard Programs offer 30 hours per week of instruction including 25 hours per week of classroom instruction and 5 hours per week in our Foreign Language Lab using the latest computer technology. Standard programs are offered in August, October, January and March. Students in the Standard program must complete 16 weeks of study to advance to the next level.
IEA 8 Week Summer Accelerated Program offers 32 hours per week of instruction including 27 hours per week of classroom instruction and 5 hours in our Foreign Language Lab. This program is offered in June. Students completing this program will advance to the next level after 8 weeks.
8 Week Standard Program tuition: USD $1,900
16 Week Standard Program tuition: USD $3,650
8 Week Summer Accelerated Program tuition: USD $2,350