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March 2020

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.

Alumni and Donor Meetings Postponed

As all of you know, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve very quickly. Both the spread of the virus and the responses to mitigate that spread (PK-12 school closings, daycare closings, etc.) have impacted all of our lives in some way. To assist with social distancing and to diminish transmission of the disease, we will be postponing our alumni meetings regarding the comprehensive 3-year plan until the pandemic has calmed. We pray all of our alumni and friends of the College stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.


Registration is Open for Medical Certification Programs at SJC

Now accepting applications for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes beginning this spring! Scholarships are available.

Classes are also forming for certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA), certified electrocardiogram technician (CET), and certified phlebotomy technician (CPT). Earning these certifications are an excellent launching pad for furthering your career in the medical field or adding skills to your career “toolbox.”

To make the programs accessible to our students, both day and evening classes will be available. Our mission-based goal is to remove barriers for anyone who wants to improve their life through a better paying job, increase their skill level, or re-tool themselves for a different employment path. These industry-recognized and in-demand certifications are the building blocks for anyone who wants to continue their education in healthcare by earning an LPN or nursing license.

Careers in the health sciences are currently in high demand, and—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—are expected to increase 121% between 2016 and 2026. Pumas completing this program will do so as highly-skilled and employable members of the 21st-century workforce.


Ivy Tech Holds Classes on Campus This Fall

Registration will soon be open for the fall semester and will include a full list of classes held at Saint Joseph’s College. Two 8-week semesters will run from August 24 through December 19. Classes include: Financial Accounting, Introduction to Agriculture, Agriculture Data Management, Introduction to Business, Principals of Management, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Introduction to Teaching, Child & Adolescent Development, English Composition, Quantitative Reasoning, and Intro to Psychology.

In addition to these offerings, a weekend college for adults seeking to gain their Associates Degree is being developed and will be offered on our campus starting in August. Housing at the Saint Joseph’s College apartments will be available to those students.


Saint Joseph’s College Receives National Attention

After the announcement of the Board of Trustees approving a comprehensive 3-year plan to return classes to the Saint Joseph’s College campus, the College received national recognition of the plan from Inside Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed is the leading digital media company serving the higher education space, and have become the go-to online source for higher education news, thought leadership, careers and resources. Full article about Saint Joseph’s College can be found here:


Saint Joseph’s College to Host On-Campus Informational Meeting

Coming this spring, Saint Joseph’s College will host an informational reception for the Rensselaer Community to come and learn about the three-year comprehensive plan. The Core Building will be open for community members to come learn about the plan and get their questions answered. Our goal is to keep the Rensselaer Community informed and involved in the rebirth of the College. Date and more details to come soon!


Contact Us

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

Phone: 219-866-6000 ext. 2014

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