Child, Adult Care & Education / Para

Why Choose This Program?

Do you get a sense of fulfillment working with children or people with varying abilities? Earning a Child/Adult Care and Education/Paraprofessional degree will open doors to meaningful work opportunities for you.

The CACE/Paraprofessional program prepares graduates for employment in a variety of human services positions with coursework focused on human development, managing behavior, inclusive learning environments, planning curriculum, and implementing strategies for learning.

Graduates of this program can be found in early childhood centers, licensed childcare facilities, before- and after-school programs, Head Start programs, facilities for people with disabilities, group homes, and long-term care facilities. Graduates have also started their own businesses as childcare providers. 

This degree also serves as a gateway to a 4-year degree from Southwest Minnesota State University to teach up through third grade. For more information on this, visit SMSU's Distance Learning page. 

To learn more about the CACE/Paraprofessional degree, visit the links to the right.

Program Information Session

To learn more about the Child, Adult Care & Education program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:

  • Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
  • Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands on learning comes to life.
  • Get your questions answered.


Review program web pages for more information.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303