Program Documents & District Standards

Program Documents & District Standards

District Standards

Campus Standards Handbook, October, 2005 (PDF, 11Mb)

LEED Standards

Furniture Standards

Technology Standards

Building Engineering Systems Design Standards

Door Hardware Standards

Educational Master Plan

Educational Master Plan, February, 2003 (PDF, 714Kb)

The Educational Master Plan for College of the Desert (COD) is the result of a year-long effort with an emphasis on learners – students, college staff, and members of the Valley community. Enrollment at COD will at least double over the next two decades. There is a need to prepare students for further education, work, citizenship and community through learning-centered programs and services, and to provide access to quality education for the diverse residents, and promote civil, prosperous, and stimulating quality of life in the Valley. The expansion will have classrooms in various locations, additional staff to teach classes in new locations and internet classes for ease of use by students who cannot commute.

Environmental Impact Reports

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Final EIR & Responses to Inquiries - March 2016

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Fully Compiled - January 2016 (PDF, 209Mb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix A - NOP & Initial Study - January 2016  (PDF, 30.4Mb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix B - Air Quality - January 2016 (PDF, 22.2Mb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix C - Traffic Study - January 2016 (PDF, 25.6Mb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix D - Cultural - Cover Only - January 2016 (PDF, 74.3Kb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix E - Noise - January 2016 (PDF, 2.58Mb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix F - Hydrology - January 2016 (PDF, 11.6Mb)

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs Draft EIR - Appendix G - Photo Survey - January 2016 (PDF, 24.4Mb)

Environmental Impact reports analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of Facilities Master Plans and provide mitigation measures that ensure all impacts are reduced to less than significant levels.

Facilities Master Plans

Facilities Master Plan, November, 2003 (PDF, 35Kb)

This Facilities Plan helps College of the Desert (COD) implement its Educational Master Plan, improving COD’s market penetration and instructional quality by:

  1. Renovating and expanding the Palm Desert Campus
  2. Acquiring and developing a new Eastern Valley Center
  3. Operating a Western Valley Center
  4. Expanding online instruction and use of other Coachella Valley sites - nearly doubling the college's enrollment by 2015

COD enrollments have continued their rise in Fall 2003 – despite course and support cutbacks largely because of the intense demand in the Coachella Valley.

West Valley Campus - Palm Springs - Campus Master Plan & Ph.1 Development Project - January 2016 (PDF, 310Mb)

ADA Transition Plan Update

ADA Transition Plan Update, October, 2005 (PDF, 1.16Mb)

Current Identity Book

Current Identity Book (PDF, 10.97 Mb)

Environmental Graphics Book

Environmental Graphics Book (PDF, 18.04 Mb)

Landscape Master Plan and Guidelines

Landscape Master Plan and Guidelines (PDF, 77.68 Mb)

Building Information Modeling Guidelines

Building Information Modeling Guidelines (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

COD Fire Access Map

COD Fire Access Map 04-29-15 (PDF)