Capital City Campus is participating in this year's #SDGives! If you would like participate in the one day only event and donate to Capital City Campus, follow the link below! We appreciate your support to help us continue to offer secondary education to the students of Central South Dakota!

Learning Opportunities for Everyone

From high school students interested in dual-credit opportunities to retirees looking for opportunities to enrich their knowledge, you'll find a variety of course and program options for college degrees, professional development and lifelong learning. Daytime, evening and online classes are available.

New for 2021: Registration for college courses at Capital City Campus (CCC) must be done through the SDSU Office of Continuing and Distance Education. Please email with your name, student ID, and course(s) that you want to register for.

High School
Seniors & Juniors

Start earning college credits by taking dual-credit courses which count toward high school and college. We also offer opportunities to test out of college classes.


College Bound

Start your college degree at CCC and finish at any South Dakota state university. Choose from hundreds of degrees from our six partner universities.


Professionals Ready
for a Change

Whether you need a course on a particular software, a certificate or a degree to make a career move, we have a variety of professional development opportunities.



As an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CCC is home to a wide variety of interesting, enriching courses. Find other class options with CCC as well.


Get Your Nursing Degree Here

Capital City Campus partners with the Lake Area Technical Institute to offer on-campus programs allowing students to earn a Practical Nurse certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing. Learn more about the nursing education opportunities at CCC.

Still not sure what you want to be when you grow up?

We can help. Our staff is a great resource to assist you to evaluate your skills, interests and any previous education to put you on the quickest path to a new career.

Partnering with South Dakota's Public Universities & Technical Schools

Flexibility for Our
College Students

Our classes are scheduled at times to suit working students and our staff is here to help. If you're not sure what path is best for you, connect with us to discuss your college plans and professional goals.

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Start Here, Finish Here

Capital City Campus offers face-to-face classes to complete an Associate or Bachelor degree in General Studies or Intradisciplinary Studies. Get your college degree without leaving Pierre.

Start Here, Finish Online

South Dakota's public universities offer an expanding list of online degree and certificate programs. Students start by completing general requirements on the CCC campus and finish online.

Start Here, Finish There

Choose from hundreds of program options available from a South Dakota public university. Begin your coursework with intro classes at Capital City Campus and move to the school's location to complete your degree there.

Start There, Get Finished

If you've already earned college credits and you'd like to finish up your degree, we'll help you find face-to-face or online classes to make it happen through a South Dakota public university.

Financial Aid & Scholarships Available

From grants and low-cost loans available through the completion of FAFSA to local scholarships available to Capital City Campus students only, we'll work with you to help make college more affordable.

Advance Your Career

You'll find a wide variety of professional development opportunities at Capital City Campus. Small business owners can take part in courses covering QuickBooks, basic accounting and others. Individuals looking to improve their skills or take on a new career can take training to learn about Microsoft software, the Adobe suite, web development, writing and more. Classes are offered in person at Capital City Campus and online through our partner, Ed2Go.

Never Stop Learning

CCC offers a number of classes and sessions for lifelong learners in Central South Dakota. From music to health to film to history to you name it. Become a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to access these fun, enriching sessions available on our campus.

Never Stop Learning

Opioid Public Health Crisis

1 Session Thursday, April 2nd 10am - 11am

This course is an interactive lecture and discussion about the opioid crisis in the Midwest. The lecture includes statistics, prevention techniques, how to identify opioid misuse and current treatment options for addiction in an easy to understand format.

Access great sessions like these.