Spring semester classes at College of the Desert began predominately online Monday, and there’s still room available in several classes, campus officials said.

Students have until Feb. 8 to register for a slot in classes spanning a variety of subjects, including golf management, culinary arts and administration of justice.

About 95% of all sections are being taught completely online this semester, although certain courses, including some nursing sections with laboratory and clinical components that require face-to-face instruction, are not.

The college’s main campus in Palm Desert and its satellite campuses across the region have been shuttered to all non-essential personnel since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Student services continue to be offered virtually, including counseling services via Cranium Cafe, a video-conferencing platform.

College officials said last October that they were working on a plan to bring students and employees back to campus, although a timeline has not been provided in the months since.

Summer, fall and winter intersession classes were previously held virtually due to the pandemic.

Additional information can be found at www.collegeofthedesert.edu.

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