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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,”

Business Degrees Flexible Enough to Lead Anywhere

Whether you want to position yourself for an optimal entry-level opportunity, advance to a bachelor’s degree or vie for a job promotion, Southwestern Michigan College business programs connect with desired career niches. Demand to hire graduates with

How to avoid massive student loan debt and get a great education at Southwestern Michigan College

Five years ago Shelby Willis was a beauty queen interested in teaching. May 3 the Southwestern Michigan College admissions advisor received her bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ferris State University. Not only did she accomplish that feat

‘Hospitals Want Our Nurses’

Southwestern Michigan College graduates achieved a 100-percent pass rate on their state boards in both practical and registered nursing during the first quarter of 2014. “They think critically and they’re very well-prepared for the workforce,” Nursing and

Criminal Justice Program Offers More than Badges and Guns

Southwestern Michigan College’s criminal justice program debuted in the fall of 2013 with 60 students. By the spring of 2014, it grew past a hundred majors, ranking it in the top three behind only pre-nursing and communication.

Prospective Nurse Found Her Passion in Probation

Southwestern Michigan College adjunct faculty Valerie Johnson, runner-up to a Detroit woman for the Michigan Department of Corrections’ first Probation Officer of the Year, started college intending to become a nurse. After graduating from Dowagiac Union High

Are you in the right job? An interest inventory can be the first step to a new career!

1. Identify your  inerests Which of these jobs interest you? Place an X next to those that do then rank order those that are marked with an X, starting with 1 on the job you find most interesting.