Program Overview

Dakota County Technical College can provide students with the courses to complete the National CDA Training program and obtain their certificate of completion completely online.

The National CDA Certificate is a nationally recognized program that is designed to help the caregiver(s) of children ranging in ages from birth to five years old the ability to provide an appropriate early care education setting. The program focuses special attention to brain development and the basic health and safety needs of young children. The knowledge and skills that the program will pass on to students as as follows:

  • Advanced understanding of learning environments.
  • An understanding of the principles of child development and behavior.
  • Ability to work with families of the children.
  • Knowledge of child health and safety.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism with parents, staff, etc.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical school located in Rosemount, Minnesota, just inside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The school dates back to 1969. At the time, 50 students were enrolled to study one of the three majors offered at the time—Architectural Drafting, Auto Mechanic and Secretarial Training. Today, a dedicated staff provides associate's degree, certificate, and diploma Programs.

    The school has freshman and sophomore level courses spanning a wide variety of topics that are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Dakota County Technical College offers several programs and courses online. Online learning is designed for students who need a convenient schedule and flexibility. Online credit courses follow the traditional semester schedule and offer the same coursework as an on-campus course, but provide flexibility for completing the work via the Internet.


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