With SMU CAPE professional courses and programs, you can strengthen your resume and explore new fields of interest. Take a class at SMU's main campus in Dallas, at SMU-in-Plano, or customize a program to suit your specific need and have it taught in your home or office.
Indulge your curiosity. Explore new ideas. Nurture your creativity. SMU CAPE personal enrichment courses offer a wealth of opportunities to explore subjects that excite and intrigue you. Join fellow enthusiasts for stress-free learning opportunities without the pressure of tests and grades.
Calling all adventurers for a learning expedition with the SMU Summer Youth Program! Explore weekly workshops in game design, coding, robotics, visual arts, math, language arts, as well as SAT and ACT test prep. Programs are offered for students entering grades K – 12 from June through early August on the SMU-in-Plano campus.
Strategize for success. Gain confidence. Achieve your goals. Standardized tests are an important application requirement for many university programs – for aspiring undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals seeking certification alike. With help from SMU CAPE, reach your test date with the knowledge and skills to perform at your best.
SMU CAPE provides education and training to enhance careers and transform lives and organizations. We offer quality, convenience, affordability, and flexibility. Our unique, interdisciplinary course content serves as a gateway to higher education, allowing adults to continue and guide their own learning.
Next class begins February 23, 2019
Priority Rate (two weeks before start date): $5,495
Standard Rate: $5,745
Paralegals are an essential part of the successful practice of law. The SMU CAPE Paralegal Studies Certificate is a six month, noncredit certificate program designed to give an overview of the profession with an emphasis on practical skills. All modules are taught by carefully-selected and experienced professionals who share their knowledge and expertise.
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“SMU’s reputation was a deciding
factor in choosing the CAPE program.
With my Baylor undergraduate degree,
and my master’s degree from the
University of Oklahoma, choosing SMU
rounds out my résumé nicely.”
— Paige Yaney
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