Message from the President

Welcome to Southwestern Michigan College’s CareerFocus magazine. At SMC, we know there is a great need for affordable access to high-quality college education. We are proud to meet this need on both of our campuses, Niles and

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SMC grad comes out $30,000 ahead

Rachel Breden won’t rest until realizing her refined girlhood dreams. She came to Southwestern Michigan College as a home-schooler enrolled in an Early College Academy Program through Edwardsburg Public Schools. Academy Programs let high school juniors and

Experience Southwestern Michigan College

With three residence halls, Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus is home to 390 students who count on an array of activities for a total college life experience. There are events on-campus and off, including academic speakers, to

Ag a growing field with MSU at SMC

Southwestern Michigan College expects to enroll 35 students this fall as the new regional home of Michigan State University Ag Tech. A new report shows tremendous demand for recent college graduates with degrees in agricultural programs, with

Smart threads keep ‘the coolest job ever’ thriving

Connected clothing appears to be the computing frontier after smart watches. “Information technology is a really great career path” to prepare for the next big thing, according to Kyle Kelly, Southwestern Michigan College Instructor of Information Systems.

Sports management degree lines up nicely with business

New this fall, sports management closely aligns with Southwestern Michigan College business degrees. An Associate in Applied Science in sports management provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in facility and event management,

Nurses’ roles in preventive care continuing to expand

Nurses’ roles in preventive care are expanding, according to Southwestern Michigan College Nursing and Health Services Dean Rebecca Jellison. “Nurses go back to school to become practitioners because of the way our health care system is going,”

Pre-med pathway a portal for doctors, dentists

Southwestern Michigan College does not lack for doctors, though most are Ph.Ds. Trustee Heidi Grabemeyer-Layman, however, is not only a medical doctor, but an OB/GYN. How she found her passion “is not quite the fairy tale ‘I’ve

Degrees and Programs

SMC offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as certificates and specialty certificates. The Associate in Applied Science is an occupational degree designed to get you a two-year degree

Message from the President

Affordable access to high-quality college education has never been a greater need. Southwestern Michigan College is proud to continually expand academic offerings on both our campuses, Niles and Dowagiac. College represents a great investment. There is an