Is earning an online certificate right for me?
Earning an online certificate from Saint Joseph's University is a great way to expand your career opportunities without sacrificing important time for your family, job, or other activities. Online classes allow you to do your coursework when and where it's most convenient for you, in a time that is flexible to accommodate your other responsibilities.
Successful completion of this course will be based on participation in the discussion board for each of the four (4) modules in the course as well as a final exam. You must score a minimum of 80 total points to successfully complete the course. The grading system for this course is as follows:
Module 1 Discussion Board - 20%
Module 2 Discussion Board - 20%
Module 3 Discussion Board - 20%
Module 4 Disucssion Board - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
What career experience does the Saint Joseph's University faculty bring to the classroom?
Saint Joseph's University utilizes a combination of full-time professors and adjunct instructors who are experts in their field. Where SJU does utilize adjunct instructors, our standards for these individuals allow us to expose students to instructors whose expertise is the result of their current work in the fields of study they teach, bringing invaluable real-world experience to the classroom.
How do online courses work?
In online courses, students "attend" class by accessing the course virtual classroom (web page) and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via email and online discussion forums. Students are required to complete assignments according to the course schedule (where applicable), to maintain regular contact with the instrucotr, and to participate in online discussions.
Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?
No, but you are required to stay on schedule with assignments (where applicable) and login multiple times per week. You have the flexibility of choosing the time of day or night you want to log on to the internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through the website) by the specified date and time (as outlined in the course schedule). Some courses may have several due dates each week; others may require work only once per week.
What type of technical support is available to me?
Saint Joseph's University offers 24/7 technical support. Our Student Help Desk is made up of technology professionals committed to supporting the technical needs of our students any time of day, and each day of the week, including weekends. They will assist you with any computer issues that might hinder you from completing your work.
What is the Jesuit Tradition?
The approach begins with a deep respect for you as an individual and your potential, a principle the Jesuits call cura personalis, or care of the entire person. Because of their respect for you, our faculty will ch allenge yout o strive for a greater personal excellence in all as pects of your life -- intellectual, emotional, moral, and physical. That principle, called magis, accounts for the high level of intellectual exchange and the varied challenges you will experience in your career and the world beyond.
How do I get started?
Call us toll-free at 877-NITE-SJU or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.