Announcing our October Newsletter! (PDF)


 Exciting Puma news!

Saint Joseph’s College (SJC) is taking the first steps to bring academic life back to campus! The SJC staff is currently designing courses offering certifications for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Clinical Medical Assistants (CMA), along with electrocardiogram (EKG) and phlebotomy certificates.  

These courses can be taken individually or as part of the CNA program. In addition, we are planning on offering a CNA+ or CNA++, which will allow students to earn their CNA certificate alongside their EKG and/or phlebotomy certification.

The first step in this endeavor is finding a CNA instructor. Once this critical instructor is in place, we will work together to develop the CNA program and, shortly thereafter, the other three courses. The goal is to begin all courses this fall!

We will be offering day and evening courses to make this program as accessible as possible for potential students. Our goal, which is mission based, 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 and earn 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.

Big and exciting things are coming to the Saint Joe campus!

For further information about this program, please contact Michelle Meadows at 219.866.6000 ext. 2012 or