College of the Desert (COD) was founded in 1958 and opened its doors for the first time in September 1962. COD enrolls approximately 12,500 students, of which roughly one third attend college full time. As a two-year college, the College offers transfer students an affordable option for starting college and transferring to a four-year institution. COD 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. COD’s main campus is located in Palm Desert. In 2001, the East Valley Campus opened in Indio, and plans are currently underway for the Palm Springs Campus. For more information, visit collegeofthedesert.edu.