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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,”

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

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 to experience total college life. There are events on-campus and off, including academic speakers, to enrich

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

Information Technology: Work-study experience ‘makes stuff come to life’

Tiffany Brooks of Dowagiac worked five years at a local factory, Contech, until it closed. “With it being a car industry job, they didn’t tell me at Michigan Works! I would be unable to get a job,