Empowering Lifelong Learners and Ethical Leaders through Continuing Education and Professional Development

Expand your skill set for career advancement. Learn in-demand business skills. Sharpen your employee training. The Professional Development program at Saint Joseph’s has a program to fit your or your business’ needs.

We tailor our continuing education program to workshops, professional development certificates and courses, data analytics certificates, 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.

Professional Development offers training options such as

  • face-to-face, online, or a combination of online and in person
  • courses and certificates for credit and non-credit
  • one-day workshops
  • week-long intensive course

Saint Joseph’s is committed to lifelong learning, community service, sustainability, and wellness. Since 1912, we’ve offered more than 40 on campus undergraduate programs, as well as online certificates, undergraduate, and advanced degrees for working adults globally.

Campus Workshops | Online Courses and Certificate Programs


Art Workshops

Beginner Ceramics – 6 and 8 Week Courses

Learn to make bowls, plates and vases using the potter’s wheel. This is a basic course that will cover making and glazing pottery from start to finish. 50lbs of clay, glaze, and open studio access are included in the price of the course. Attendance: 6 Students min/ 12 max

6 Week Session:
Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm, Nov. 7- Dec. 19  (skips Thanksgiving 11/28. Course ends 12/19)
Cost: $194

8 Week Session- Choose from:
Thursdays, 6-9 pm, Oct. 24- Dec. 19 (skips Thanksgiving 11/28. Course ends 12/19)
Sundays, 10 am -1 pm, Oct. 27- Dec. 15
Cost: $260

Register 6 wk course
Register Thursday 8 wk Course
Register Sunday 8 wk Course

Online Courses and Certificate Programs

Earn Certification in Web Development

The Coding Bootcamp prepares students with little or no coding experience with the technical and soft skills needed for Web Developers, Software Engineers, and Technical Project Managers. This fully online, live instructor, 14-week nights & weekends certificate program includes building a portfolio of projects, including developing an Amazon Alexa App and working directly with a real company, collaborating with a team of peers & professionals to gain new, relevant work experience.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of web developers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Programming jobs are growing the fastest, 50% faster than the market overall. And there were nearly 7 million job openings in the U.S. last year for roles requiring coding skills.”

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Online, Self-Paced Professional Development Certificates and Courses

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.

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Continuing Education Courses for Healthcare Professionals

Prepare to be a Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional (CDIP). Get ready to sit for your CDI certification. Our 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.

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Continuing Education Courses for Theology Professionals

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.

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Custom Courses for 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.

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Accounting (CPA) Workshops

These workshops are designed for accounting professionals who need continuing education credits to meet licensing requirements. By attending a workshop you can:

  • Earn 8 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) hours, including one hour of ethics
  • Stay up to date on current tax laws, accounting issues, and ethics matters.
  • Learn more about how our Master of Accountancy degree program can benefit you or members of your organization

Next series of workshops start next spring and summer.

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Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)

Teacher Training Courses for AP Instructors in cooperation with the College Board

New and experienced AP instructors can receive training from College Board certified AP consultants. Enjoy a summer week of learning at our beautiful lakeside campus in Southern Maine. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend an exciting AP Institute at Saint Joseph’s College!

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