We have high quality transfer courses and curricula for students who wish to pursue their first two years of a four-year degree at SMC before transferring to a four-year college or university. Plus, SMC is committed to offering the highest quality academic experience at less than half the cost of most four-year colleges and universities.

We also offer unparalleled occupational skills training in numerous technical, business, and health-care fields geared toward preparing students for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand occupations.

We offer small class sizes, ensuring you will receive significant personalized attention from your instructors. We have campuses conveniently located in Dowagiac and Niles -- close to home and work.

Our Dowagiac campus has on-campus housing that offers private, two- and four-bedroom, fully-furnished suites. We also have academic support services that offer assistance every step of the way from the time you apply for admission to SMC to the completion of your degree and beyond.

Employment Opportunities

At Southwestern Michigan College we seek employees who are a good fit for their role in supporting the mission and goals of the college. Please be sure to read and understand the mission and core values of Southwestern Michigan College, as these are the tenets that guide all that we do.
Accreditation & Our Mission

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education - including the total college life experience.
Campus Services

Southwestern Michigan College is continuously upgrading our services to offer the best possible experience for our students, staff, and the community.


Southwestern Michigan College provides a way for area employers to post employment opportunities on our website. The following jobs openings are listed in order by Date Posted and then alphabetically by Job Title. Read More >>

Workforce Skill Training

Southwestern Michigan College offers a variety of workforce skill training including automotive technology, robotics, industrial automation (mechatronics), robotics, construction trades, and welding. Each of these programs meets national standards in their field, and is also aligned with local employers' needs. Each program has a vibrant local advisory committee. Read More >>

Community Strategic Value Resolution

Southwestern Michigan College has partnerships with the following area companies in support of the College's intern and apprenticeship programs and who have employees enrolled in specific courses at the College. Read More >>