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Opening the Door


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Overview of College of the Desert, the Coachella Valley\'s community college.

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Opening the Door

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  2. 2. College of the DesertIt’s your community – It’s your community college<br />
  3. 3. Perspectives<br />National<br />Regional<br />Local<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>45% of all students in higher education attend a community college
  5. 5. Only 20% of funding for higher education goes to community colleges
  6. 6. 25% of the national community college student population attends a community college in the state of California</li></ul>National<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>2.9 million students attend the 112 community college
  8. 8. The Chancellor’s Office estimates that 50% of the adult population has attended community college at some point in their life
  9. 9. 80% of alumni live within a 1 – 2 hour radius of the community college they attended</li></ul>California<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Fees for a community college education in the State of California ($26 per credit hour) are the lowest in the nation
  11. 11. The state will see avoided social costs amounting to $2.3 million per year due to College of the Desert students, including savings associated with improved health, reduced crime & welfare, and unemployment
  12. 12. Higher earnings of graduates and associated increases in business & property income expand the California tax base by approximately $55.1 million each year</li></ul>California <br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>College of the Desert is an economic engine for the region adding over $30 million annually to the local economy due to college operations
  14. 14. College of the Desert skills translate to higher earnings for students & increased output of business—the added income attributable to the accumulation of College of the Desert amounts for $252.7 million each year</li></ul>Regional<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>The College of the Desert District covers an area equivalent to the size of the State of Connecticut
  16. 16. 13,000 students attend College of the Desert each semester
  17. 17. 4 campus locations: Mecca/Thermal; Indio; Palm Desert; and a new campus in Palm Springs</li></ul>Coachella Valley<br />
  18. 18. College of the Desert<br /><ul><li>70% of all students who attend are the first in their family to do so
  19. 19. 41% of students are ages 18 – 21. The average student age is 28
  20. 20. 56% of students are female
  21. 21. 55% of students are Hispanic</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Awards more degrees and certificates each year than all other local higher education institutions combined
  22. 22. Offers 1,000 classes in 89 course areas in multiple locations throughout the Coachella Valley and online
  23. 23. Provides AA degree programs, and transfer degree programs, in a wide range of subjects</li></ul>College of the Desert<br />
  24. 24. College of the Desert provides AA degree programs & transfer degree programs in a wide range of subjects:<br />Administration of Justice, A.S. Horticulture, A.S.<br />Agri-Business, A.S. Hotel & Restaurant Management, A.A.<br />Anthropology, A.A. Italian, A.A.<br />Architecture, A.S. Journalism, A.A.<br />Art, A.A. Liberal Arts, A.A.<br />Business Administration, A.S. Mass Communications, A.A.<br />Biology, A.S. Mathematics, A.S.<br />Chemistry, A.S. Music, A.A.<br />Computer Science, A.A. Natural Resources, A.S.<br />Construction Management, A.S. Philosophy, A.A.<br />Economics, A.A. Physics, A.S.<br />English Composition, A.A. Political Science, A.A.<br />English Literature, A.A. Psychology, A.A.<br />Environmental Sciences, A.S. Social Science, A.A.<br />Environmental Studies, A.S. Sociology, A.A.<br />French, A.A. Spanish, A.A.<br />Geography, A.A. Speech, A.A. <br />History, A.A. Theatre Arts, A.A.<br />
  25. 25. College of the Desert provides Employment Prep Degrees, Certificates and Programs in a many different fields<br />Administration of Justice Culinary Management<br />Advanced Transportation Technologies Digital Design & Production<br />Accounting Drafting/CAD<br />Agriculture Early Childhood Education (ECE)<br />Air Conditioning/HVAC ECE – Associate Teacher<br />Alcohol & Drug Studies ECE- Early Childhood Ed-Teacher<br />Architecture Technology ECE- Early Childhood Master Teacher<br />Automotive Electrical Technician Emergency Medical Technician<br />Automotive Gaseous Fuels Technician Environmental Horticulture<br />Automotive Performance/Emissions Control Fire Technology<br />Auto Tech – Automatic Transmissions General Business<br />Auto Tech – Automotive Air Conditioning Golf Management<br />Auto Tech – Brake Technology Home Health Aide<br />Auto Tech – Engine Rebuilding Natural Resources<br />Auto Tech – Standard Transmissions Nursing Assistant<br />Auto Tech – Suspension & Alignment Nutrition Care – Dietetic Technician<br />Building Inspection Technology Plant Science<br />Computer Information Systems Registered Nurse (ADN)<br />Construction Management Supervision & Management<br />Culinary Arts – Basic Culinary Arts Turf Grass Management<br />Culinary Arts – Intermediate Culinary Arts Vocational Nurse<br />
  26. 26. Nurses Alternative Energy<br />Policemen Restaurant & Service Employees<br />Firefighters Retail Management<br />Hotel Management Agribusiness<br />Healthcare Workers Culinary Arts<br />Educators Sports & Athletics<br />Air Conditioning/HVAC Government Officials<br />Golf Course & Turf Grass Managers<br />College of the Desert students & graduates touch you and your daily life<br />
  27. 27. Student name & photo<br />Degree/certificate<br />Program <br />It’s about the students<br />
  28. 28. Student name & photo<br />Degree/certificate<br />Program <br />It’s about the students<br />
  29. 29.<br />Twitter @CODFoundation<br />Facebook College of the Desert Foundation<br />43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert CA 92260<br />(760) 773-2561<br />