While building to accreditation, California Indian Nations College (CINC) offers fully-accredited courses through its partnership with the College of the Desert (COD). Students are dual enrolled at both schools and take courses at CINC. The classes transfer to any California State University and University of California campus as well as many private institutions. Enrolled CINC students receive the benefit of access to services from both colleges as well as receiving culturally-responsive academic curriculum rooted in Native American values. CINC’s partnership with COD is a step towards its own accreditation with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in the future.