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June 2021

Saint Joseph's College (Indiana), a Catholic college founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, pledges itself to a tradition of excellence and to a liberal education that is a united endeavor of intelligence and faith.

Accredited Degree Programming Returning to

Saint Joseph’s College Campus

SJC Announces Partnerships with Exceptional Higher Education Institutions

University of Saint Thomas

Through a unique and groundbreaking relationship, the University of St. Thomas (UST) Houston and Saint Joseph’s College will offer online programs, beginning fall 2021, on the Saint Joseph’s campus in Rensselaer through the Saint Joseph’s Academic Center. Through the Center, students will take online classes together, be guided by tutors, and interact with business mentors who will introduce them to the world of work—including possible internships with local businesses.

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity will be the first of many programs offered by UST. Students will learn all the skills needed to begin or excel in a career in computer network administration. Organizations rely on cybersecurity professionals to protect their digital assets from damage or theft.

University of St. Thomas is Houston's Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. For more than 70 years, UST has been graduating students into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more – throughout Houston and across the globe.

Calumet College of Saint Joseph

In a spirit of mutual consent, friendship, and mission identities, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) and Saint Joseph’s College (SJC) are excited to offer CCSJ programs on the SJC Rensselaer campus beginning in fall 2021 to reinforce each other’s mission and to garner new populations of students for both institutions.

Through this unique and groundbreaking relationship, CCSJ will offer, on the SJC campus a 15-week Introduction to Business course that will meet weekly; once in person at SJC and once through remote instruction, with computer lab access in the new Academic, Business, and Mentoring Center at SJC. The Intro to Business course could be used as a start of an associate degree in Business.

CCSJ will also offer a Business Fast-Track degree completion program targeted for adults who have completed the associate’s degree and/or meet the admissions requirements. The Fast-Track program will be offered in a hybrid model through on-campus and remote instruction.

Ivy Tech Community College

Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to welcome Ivy Tech Community College back to campus. Before the Covid pandemic halted in-person learning, Ivy Tech was teaching multiple courses in the Core Education Center on the Saint Joseph’s College Campus. Now that students are returning to the classroom, Ivy Tech is returning to SJC.

Starting August 18th, Ivy Tech will begin a slate of 8-week courses at SJC including Intro to Interpersonal Communications, English Composition, and two-night classes: Introduction to Teaching and Quantitative Reasoning.

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, offering programs in multiple schools and offering more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools. Saint Joe joins their 40+ locations. Ivy Tech has grown to become the largest public postsecondary institution in Indiana—and the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country. We are grateful to have them on our campus


For more information about the exciting new programs, please contact Beth Graf at (219) 866-6000 x2014 or


Certification Programs are Thriving

The summer semester is in full swing at Saint Joseph’s College. The Health Sciences Certificate Programs are larger than ever as COVID restrictions have lifted. Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will find the Core Education Building parking lot filled once again with the cars of current students furthering their education. Enrollment is open for our fall programs. There is still time to sign up for another Summer Phlebotomy program that starts at the end of July. This class will be offered during the day.

The Health Sciences Certificate Programs are GROWING as we just added a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate Program aimed to start in the fall. Stay tuned as more Health Sciences Certificate Programs are added throughout the rest of 2021! The Health Sciences Certificate programs are currently looking for instructors as the programs continue to grow. We have also added CPR training. Get CPR certified at Saint Joe or have us come to your facility.

Completion Numbers:

  • CCMA: 26 -- 100% success rate, the current cohort has 13 students

  • CPT: 3 -- 100% success rate, the current cohort has 6 students

  • CNA: 6 -- current cohort has 2 students

  • EKG: first cohort underway now with 3 students

Over 50% of our previous students are currently employed in the healthcare field utilizing their newly earned certificate through Saint Joseph’s College. For more information about our certification programs, please contact Hali Chapman, Health Sciences Program Coordinator at (219) 866-6000 x2022 or


It’s officially SUMMER at Saint Joe!

“For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.” -Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Interested in taking a walk around Saint Joseph’s College campus? Next tour date is Saturday, July 10th. Call today to schedule a campus tour (219) 866 - 6000 x 2014 or email


Elizabeth R. Mills: A Life of Love and Service

Elizabeth (Ridley) Mills, former SJC first lady, passed away from natural causes June 15, 2021 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. She was a great friend and supporter of the College. For a complete biography of Ms. Mills, please view on the SJC website at


Contact Us

Saint Joseph’s College PO Box 300 Rensselaer, IN 47978

Beth Graf, Director of Communications and Development

Phone: 219-866-6000 ext 2014

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