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Mecca Thermal Center

East Valley Campus (Mecca-Thermal)

Address: 61-120 Buchanan St., Thermal, CA 92274
Phone: (760) 396-2010
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Campus Closure Update:
Please note the campus will close starting December 15th and will reopen on Monday, January 23rd. If you  need assistance, please call 760-776-7200.

Administration Hours of Operation

Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Campus is closed on Friday.
Please note the office closes daily from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Need a place to relax, study, or eat? The Student Commons is open from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Student and Academic Support Services

View the complete listing of Student and Academic Support Services on all campuses.

Bus Passes

Passes are distributed on the first Monday of each of month at the East Valley Campus Administration Office. There is a limited quantity and passes are issued on a first come first serve basis for those meeting the requirements. View the requirements​ to obtain a pass.

Academic, Career and Personal Services

A counselor is available every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., students are encouraged to call prior to visiting the campus to confirm the counselor is on site.

For counseling appointments, please call 760-396-2010. View more information about Counseling services.

Financial Aid Assistance

Services are available during the Fall and Spring Terms every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call the Financial Aid Office at 760-773-2532, or view the Financial Aid site for more assistance.

Academic Support Services

The Tutoring and Academic Skills Center (TASC)​ is normally open during the Fall and Spring terms Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please contact the lab directly for tutoring hours as well as other helpful tools such as our online tutoring opportunities.

Other Services

Please call the Administration Office at 760-396-2010 for more information about the following services:

  • Admissions & Records Assistance
  • Online Application Assistance
  • Assessment Testing
  • Bookstore
  • ESLN Program Registration
  • Workshops Provided by Student Services
  • East Valley Campus Academic Skills Center (MTC/ASC)
  • Computer Lab, Tutors (Math & English), Learning Software (ReadOn, Skills Tutor)

Driving Directions to the East Valley Campus

  • From COD Palm Desert Campus:
  • Drive north on Monterey Avenue to Interstate 10
  • Take I-10 east
  • Take 86 Expressway South
  • Turn left on Avenue 62
  • Turn Left on Buchanan Street
  • Turn right at the first stop sign
  • Arrive at Mecca/Thermal Campus at 61-120 Buchanan St. on the right