Indio Campus - Academic Services

In addition to online self-help support, the bilingual Education Centers Enrollment Services Team is available to help answer your questions via phone or email. Call us at 760-776-7200 or 760-396-2010, or email OffCampusSites@collegeofthedesert.edu.

Bilingual Enrollment Services Staff are available from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Closed on Fridays. We look forward to connecting with you and helping answer your questions.

For more information, email OffCampusSites@collegeofthedesert.edu.

General Education Credit Classes

Credit courses are designated as either associate degree credit courses or non-degree credit courses. Associate degree credit courses may be used as required or elective courses in a degree or certificate program. Students must complete the course requirements as specified in their program of study for their declared major as well as general education courses to earn an Associate's Degree. See Catalogs and Schedules for a complete listing of General Education courses.

Basic Skills Courses

Basic skills or pre-collegiate courses are designed to prepare students for college-level work. Students may be required to enroll in specific basic skills courses if the assessment process indicates they will benefit from this special preparation for college-level courses.

Day and Evening English Second Language Non-Credit (ESLN) courses.

The ESLN Program offers six levels of English, ranging from the Foundations class to the advanced Level 5. A placement test determines placement in the courses. After completing the ESLN Program, you will have the language skills necessary to move on to many exciting careers or further studies. View more information on our ESLN Program, including registration details.

To begin your registration for English as a Second Language Noncredit, please review the self-placement resources. Use these tools that allow students, in consultation with counselors or other faculty, to determine suitable classes for their educational goals.


Para comenzar el registro de su curso de Inglés como Segundo Idioma sin crédito, primero deberá usar los documentos para poder seguir los pasos de como auto asignarse a su nivel adecuado. Estas herramientas permiten a los estudiantes, en consulta con los consejeros u otros profesores, las clases apropiadas para sus objetivos educativos.

Please contact the ESLN office for more information at 760-776-7348 or email at abepd@collegeofthedesert.edu.

Site has our Schedule of Classes for all terms and a full listing of important dates for each academic year.

Access all electronic resources, such as e-books and database literature as well as reference texts.

For reference help, logon to our chat reference service from the library home page and talk to a librarian 24/7.

For additional details, including hours of operation, please visit the Indio Campus Library Page.

TASC staff are available to assist with your needs.

For additional details, including hours of operation and tutoring hours, please visit the TASC web site.

Additionally, the College of the Desert provides students with access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live tutor up to 24 hours a day from ANY internet connection.

Tutors are available for a wide range of subjects including writing (for any course), math (basic math through calculus II), accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, nursing and allied health, physics, chemistry, office applications, and Spanish. Students can also submit completed drafts of writing assignments from any course to Smarthinking's Writing Center for a tutor to review. The tutor will provide detailed, personalized feedback about the submitted paper, typically within 24 hours.

To connect with a tutor online, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://services.smarthinking.com
  2. Enter your username and password.
  • Your username is your “mycod.us” email address.
  • Your password will be the default password sent to you when you applied to COD.