Never stop learning. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine empowers lifelong learners and ethical leaders through Continuing Education and Professional Development programs. Our continuing education programs take the form of one-day workshops, professional development certificates and courses, summer courses offered online and in-person, custom courses for our educational partners, continuing education units, and specialized courses like Catholic Apostolic Center and Advanced Placement Summer Institute.

Whether you’re getting continuing education credits in Accounting, participating in a web development bootcamp, or taking a ceramics or ukulele class, we offer the resources you need to broaden your education and expand your professional skill set.

Online Programs


A micro-credential is a professional learning pathway where you'll gain skill sets in a specific technical area and receive a credential within a matter of weeks. They are affordable, flexible, and industry based allowing you to complete a course at your own pace while assuring you are gaining industry knowledge and skills. They are taught by subject matter experts.

Earn a micro-credential in

  • Becoming an Effective Catechist: Catechetical Education Certificate
  • The Inclusive Classroom: Meeting the needs of all leaners
  • Early Childhood Education: Teaching from a Catholic Framework
  • Leading for the Catholic Mission: Administrator Pathway for Implementing Special Education Programming
Find out more about Micro-Credentials

Health Care

Prepare to be a Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional (CDIP). Get ready to sit for your CDI certification with SJC. Our three continuing education, online, critical courses will train and better prepare you to sit for the exam to become certified.

Healthcare organizations look to healthcare professionals that are experts in documentation to help them achieve the highest level of accuracy in clinical documentation. The overall need for complete, accurate, and timely documentation from healthcare professionals is of the highest priority now.

Professional Development

Saint Joseph’s College has partnered with MindEdge Learning to offer a broad selection of online professional development certificates and courses. These on-demand, self-paced courses deliver content through video, interactive exercises, learning assessments, and simulation technology to help you learn. Just choose the certificate or course you need, register online, and begin.


Keep up-to-date on the latest developments in the field through online, self-paced, continuing education courses. The College has partnered with the Catholic Apostolate Center to offer courses for the lay ecclesial minister, and with the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators to offer CEUs for the human resource professional working in the Church. The Catechism for Catechists is a non-credit course for the catechist and Catholic school teacher.

Educational Partners

Customized educational programs for Education Partners, as well as CEU (Continuing Education Unit) professional development opportunities in various fields (teachers, CPAs, health care professionals, et al.) Courses are available for certification renewal, contractual requirement, or professional development.

Contact Us

Have questions about a workshop? Interested in customizing an existing program or creating a new one? Contact our Professional Development team today!