Facilities Master Plan


The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) will provide a roadmap for facilities development in order to support the goals and strategies of the College’s Educational Master Plan (EMP), the goals of which include: instructional design and delivery, instructional program content, student and support services, community partnerships, information and communication and integrated planning; professional development; and alignment of staffing, facilities, and technology plans with the EMP. The Facilities Master Plan will guide the decision-making process and prioritization of new construction and renovation of existing facilities in a manner that will:

  • Allow essential upgrades and improvements for college facilities.
  • Expand and create facilities to better prepare students for their careers or transfer to a four-year university.
  • Upgrade and add classrooms and labs that will meet the needs of our students for years to come.
  • Create community-centered education sites throughout the Coachella Valley.
  • Improve and expand career and support facilities for veterans and military families.


A Working Group, Facilities Master Plan Task Force (Facilities Advisory Committee members, additional members, and Facilities Master Plan consultants from Cambridge West Partnership, LLC) will guide the development of the Facilities Master Plan in a process that is comprehensive, actionable, participatory and transparent. This Task Force is made up of faculty, classified staff, students and administrators.

The Task Force follows this process:



  • Demographic Changes
  • Program Review / Growth
  • Quantifying Space for Program




(Data Driven)



  • Campus (Buildings / Site)
  • Utility & Infrastructure
  • Traffic / Parking
  • Sustainability



  • Implementable
  • Linked to Capital Outlay Plan
  • Tied to the Institutional objectives & the Education Master Plan
  • Leverages State & Local Dollars
  • Appropriate Sequence / TCO
  • Supported by the Campus & Community
  • Embraces the Mission
  • Pathway for Bond Program

Approved Documents

Vision 2030 Facilities Master Plan

Approved by the College of the Desert Board of Trustees October 31, 2019

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