Adult Learners

Adult Learners

A Decision You Can Feel Good About

You want a better life for yourself and your family. We can help.

We’ve crafted academic programs and support resources to suit the needs of people like you who need to work or manage a family while earning a degree.

With flexible schedules, low tuition and one-on-one advising, Southwestern Michigan College is a choice you can feel confident making.



Programs in In-demand Fields

We can get you started in nearly any high-wage, high-demand career. You can even complete a four-year degree on our Dowagiac campus through our partnership with Ferris State University.

View all our degree and certificate programs here.

New Evening Programs Starting This Fall

Evening class options help you keep a healthy balance between school, work and family responsibilities.

Learn more about the programs at the links below, then reach out to an advisor to learn about the evening format options.

Emergency Medical Technician

Health Information Technology


Nursing Assistant (CNA)



Concierge-like Service

Our knowledgeable advisors are ready to help with any assistance you may need. They will guide you through the admission process, craft an academic plan that meets your needs and be there to support you from your first step into the classroom to your final step across the graduation stage.

Low Tuition + Financial Aid

Tuition at SMC is a fraction of the cost of four-year schools. Financial aid makes it even more affordable. Learn more about costs here.

Two Convenient Locations

Southwestern Michigan College has campuses in Dowagiac and Niles, so you can take classes in a location close to you.*

*Programs offered vary by location.

Other Features

  • Free Tutoring
  • Library (Dowagiac Campus)
  • Payment Plan Options
  • Free Computer/Technology Support
  • Free Fitness Center
  • Free Parking


Take the Next Steps

Contact Malisa Roberts to get started or fill out the free application.