The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.
The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training on the selection, use, and management of fruit and vegetable crops.
The Landscape Management program provides training for students to select, use, and manage landscape plants and lawns.
The Viticulture Certificate program provides students with a solid background in plant science along with specific expertise and skills needed for careers in the grape industry.
Michigan State University (MSU) and Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) are working together to offer specialized training programs for careers in some of Michigan’s highest demand industries. Students benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with all courses delivered in Dowagiac, Michigan, the home of SMC.
This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associate’s degree from SMC. The partnership between the two institutions benefits those who seek employment in agriculture, landscaping, and the grape and wine industry.
Southwestern Michigan College is a community college committed to the student experience. From providing mentoring programs and career counseling to being one of only eight Michigan community colleges with dorms, Southwestern Michigan College has all the resources and services students need to succeed at community college and beyond.