• Since the academic year 2011-12, an estimated 10,000 students have enrolled in transfer level Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses at COD. • The majority of new and replacement jobs in STEM will require at least some postsecondary education. Sources: College of the Desert, CareerBuilder DidYouKnow? A local resident's lifelong love and passion for astronomy will soon open the skies for learning at College of the Desert's Mecca/Thermal Campus. (L to R) Ivoj Kudrnac, COD Observatory donor, with Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon, COD Superintendent/President