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College of the Desert

The college was founded in 1958 and opened its doors for the first time in September 1962. As a two-year college, the College 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. College of the Desert 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.

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“Thank you for being an inspiration to others and myself, who aspire to one day give back to

their community. Philanthropy has always been the goal for me and I get to pursue that thanks to the scholarship provided to the LGBTQIA+ community here at College of the Desert. Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of your scholarship and for contributing to my success. I have felt the support and have witnessed inclusivity here at College of the Desert, through our professors and staff as well as the students. Thank you for being a part of that safe space here at College of the Desert. May you continue to show your pride and mine.”

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