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Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College

Accreditations/Affiliations

Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

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.

Degrees/Certificates

A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

 

Diversity Profile: Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for students, faculty, and staff. The College complies with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and Title II of the Americans with Disability Act, and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.

Inquiries regarding the Equal Opportunity Policy and/or Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the ADA may be referred to:

Kate Dorner
Director of Human Resources
College Services Building-Room 2106
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Phone: 269-783-2110 or
800-456-8675, ext. 2110

The College’s Occupational Educational opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. Southwestern Michigan College offers two levels of English as a Second Language instruction in order to prevent a lack of English language skills from being a barrier to the entry and completion of the College’s occupational programs.

Clubs & Organizations

Southwestern Michigan College’s clubs provide a forum for students, staff, and faculty with similar interest to meet and plan activities such fund raisers, community service projects, and trips.

 

Jobs at Southwestern Michigan College

  • Part-Time Testing Center Assistant

  • Dowagiac, MI
  • Position Summary InformationJob Description Summary Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking a Part-time Tes

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  • Information Technology and Business Instructor

  • Dowagiac, MI
  • Position Summary InformationJob Description Summary Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, is seeking applications f

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  • Human Biology Adjunct Instructor

  • Dowagiac, MI
  • Position Summary InformationJob Description Summary Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking an adjunct inst

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  • Math Adjunct Instructor

  • Dowagiac, MI
  • Position Summary InformationJob Description Summary Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking adjunct instruc

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