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November 2019

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.

Michelle Meadows - Vice President for Career and Technical Education

Michelle Meadows is Vice President of Career and Technical Education and comes to Saint Joseph’s College with 30 years of experience in education. At Saint Joseph, she develops educational programming that will result in industry recognized credentials/certificates. These credentials, certificates and classes may also be accepted for college credit with other higher education institutions; such credit recognition is the purview of the receiving institution. 

Michelle holds a Director of Career and Technical Education licenses and a Master’s Degree in School Administration.

Michelle can be contacted at: or 219-866-6000 ext. 2012


College approved by IDOH to host CNA Courses

The College will be offering CNA (certified nursing assistant) classes starting in January 2020. The College has recently received approval from the Indiana Department of Health to be an approved training facility. The College will be offering day and evening classes. SJC has hired Jenny Jesko, a licensed RN, to be the instructor for the CNA classes. Registration for these classes has begun! Please contact Jenny Jesko, 219-866-6000 ext. 2016, for any questions or to get details on how to register.


SJC has accreditation with the National Healthcareer Association

In addition to the CNA classes, the College has received accreditation by the National Healthcareers Association to offered accredited classes where students can earn;

  • Certified Electrocardiogram Technician certificate (CET),

  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT), and

  • Certified Clinical Medical Certification (CCMA)

The National Healthcareer Association is a nationally recognized, NCCA accrediting agency. Their accreditation is valued and recognized throughout the United States.

SJC will begin offering these classes in the Core Building on campus in January 2020. Please contact Jenny Jesko, 219-866-6000 ext. 2016, for any questions or to get details on how to register.


Indiana Next Level Jobs

Saint Joseph’s has received approval from the Department of Workforce Development to be a provider for its Next Level Jobs program. The Next Level Jobs program promotes industry-recognized credentials/certificate programs in five high demand job areas. The five job areas are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Building and Construction

  • Health Sciences

  • Information Technology and Business Technology

  • Transportation and Logistics

Next Level Jobs program provides an opportunity for eligible Indiana residents to receive tuition-free training for careers in these five areas. Next Level Jobs will cover the cost of tuition and required fees associated with earning the industry-recognized credentials/certificate.

The SJC health science classes (CET, CPT, and CCMA) qualify for Next Level Job status. Please contact Jenny Jesko, 219-866-6000 ext. 2016, for any questions or to get details on how to register.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the Next Level Jobs Program visit:


Ivy Tech Classes at SJC Campus

Ivy Tech Community College plans to begin offering select classes at SJC beginning in January 2020. Ivy Tech is going to be offering four, 8-week sessions in the Core Building. The four classes Ivy Tech plans to offer are: English Composition, Communication/Public Speaking, Introduction to Education, and Microsoft Excel. There will be day and evening classes offered. Registration for these classes is through Ivy Tech.


Development Position Search

Saint Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, IN) seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to lead its fundraising and communications operations. The individual should have experience in fundraising and the ability to be the public spokesperson for the College. In addition to excellent communication skills, the individual should

  • motivate and facilitate support for and donations to the College

  • acquire new supporters/donors, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters/donors

  • organize traditional fundraising activities

  • develop new and creative fundraising approaches

  • raise awareness of Saint Joseph’s College

  • develop and coordinate grant writing activities

  • set and achieve annual fundraising goals including current fundraising campaigns

Saint Joseph’s College is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree. Saint Joseph’s College alumni are welcome to apply.

Interested individuals should send a brief letter of introduction and a resume to:



A new Saint Joseph’s College website is being developed

Next Saint Joseph’s College Newsletter will be released in January 2020



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

Phone: 219-866-6000

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