Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time


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About the Program

The Paraeducation certificate option is a pre-professional program providing an essential core of education courses and field experiences, also included in the associate’s degree in Education, to work as an educational paraprofessional. Students are advised to take the ParaPro Assessment to become “highly qualified” under federal law (Title I schools).

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Student Teacher working with an elementary school student.

Potential Job Titles

Student paying attention in class.
  • Teacher Aides
  • Paraeducators
  • Educational Assistants

Salary Data

Teacher Aides/Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
Average Wage: $32,423/year
Top Earners: $45,833/year

Information gathered pertains to the seven-county metro area -

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