Palm Desert is home to some of the best schooling in the County with many higher education learning opportunities.
DSUSD serves over 29,000 students with challenging educational choices, ensuring equal access to student-focused learning environments for developing skills and knowledge to be successful in the 21st Century.
For 50 years, College of the Desert has served as the Coachella Valley's center for higher education, occupational and technical training, and lifelong learning, with campuses in Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca/Thermal, and a new campus slated for Palm Springs. COD offers over 100 degree and certificate programs.
Founded in 1888, Santa Barbara Business College is an accredited institution offering programs in business, criminal justice, legal, wellness, medical and nursing. With small class sizes and hands-on learning, our students quickly gain marketable skills in high-demand career fields and are well prepared to enter the workforce, all in a matter of months, not years. SBBCollege provides job-placement assistance to each of our graduates. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
The National University Online Information Center is an interactive resource where you can learn more about National University, the second-largest private, non-profit institution of higher education in California. National University offers more than 60 associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs completely online. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, prospective students can experience an online class, speak with an advisor about their educational goals and get financial aid assistance at this unique center located in the Palm Desert Westfield Shopping Mall. National University serves 22,000 full-time students with more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at over 30 locations in California and Nevada.
Built on Chapman University's century-and-a-half legacy of academic excellence, Brandman University, formerly Chapman University College, is a separate, fully accredited university established to provide a quality education to working adults both online and at 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, offers over 200 innovative undergraduate, graduate, certificate, credential and professional development programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, and Education.
Over twenty-five years ago, Coachella Valley civic leaders began to call for a local public four-year college. The group's efforts lead to California State University, San Bernardino establishing a branch campus on the College of the Desert campus.The faculty and staff of the Palm Desert Campus are committed to your success, committed to serving the Coachella Valley, and committed to maintaining an environment on campus that honors diversity and provides all students the opportunities to fulfill their dreams of a higher education.
The University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center was established in 2005 and brings the promise and power of a great research university to the region through its innovative Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees. It also is a base for several UCR research programs, is host to international academic conferences, continuing education and public service programs. In addition, UCR PDGC forges close ties to the community and its leaders, helping to build the infrastructure necessary to support a major research university and attract and retain world-class talent to the area. The center also extends the reach of UC Riverside by providing outreach efforts that promote and aim to improve college-going rates in the Coachella Valley
At Mayfield College, we are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge to pursue opportunities in fields involving Healthcare, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Technology, and Business. Mayfield College values small class sizes, individual attention, and hands-on training. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and career placement and job assistance continues past graduation.
CVEP is a regional economic development organization devoted to attracting, retaining and expanding business while improving the quality of the workforce, in order to raise the overall economy and quality of life for the region.
The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce has a large and ever growing Legislative Action Committee. Would you like to join and be part of the discussion. Trips to Sacramento and Washington DC are regularly scheduled. Meetings traditionally at 330pm on the 3rd Mondays of the month at the Chamber Offices.
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SCORE is a national non-profit organization, a resource partner with SBA, dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's new and existing small businesses.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.
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Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music this summer with the return of the City's Concerts in the Park series.
Representing California employers on legislation and regulations that affect your bottom line.
CVAG was formed in 1973 under California's Joint Powers Law to address issues of valley-wide significance. Today, CVAG works on a variety of projects important to the Coachella Valley, both as the lead agency and as part of larger teams.
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Palm Desert, California: It doesn't get any better than this. A thriving, year-round community with the natural beauty and recreational amenities of a resort destination. Big-city resources in a friendly, small-town setting. First-class educational and health care facilities, a flourishing real estate market, abundant job opportunities, safe and clean streets, and plentiful shopping