Michigan State has an interdepartmental Enology program, an interdepartmental viticulture program. It has a winery. First of all, a lot of these universities have a course or 2 in the particulars of enology, but no real major. I looked briefly at Michigan State's Agricultural majors- no enology major, no fermentation science major, and even in Food Science no enology concentration. They do give a credential of some sort, evidently, but not something that would be called a 4 year course of study. Perhaps extension courses. This community college wants to start a department exclusively for this course of study. Perhaps it could be a feeder school to a new or renewed and refurbished 4 year program through Michigan State. Perhaps the community college department could stand on its own for its quality. You know, even Santa Rosa Community College just has a lecturer, though it has vineyards and a winery associated with it. If a community college just gets some wannabe farmers from the surrounding community to teach courses, it will end up with a program not worth anything except the cellar rats who spring from its loins. But if they really are interested in a high quality program run by 1 or more industry professionals, they could find that it rivals anything that Michigan State currently has. All that depends, of course, on a future industry worthy of promotion, else it will be a short-lived program.
Far more worrisome is if the quality production is geographically limited to Leelanau and Mission peninsulas and other parts north. I would imagine Lake Leelanau would be a natural on its northern coast, assuming some south-facing slopes. But if the land is flat and doesn't have south or west facing hills, and has good, rich, lowland soils, then no wonder if the west side of the state isn't making very good wine. I just simply don't know the topography of Michigan, to know where south and west facing bluffs might be found close to the coast. If it is a matter of soil and or exposure that gives the north part of the mitten is advantage, then there's no hope at all for growth of the industry. On the other hand, if it is simply the home of the most established vineyards, and the home of the best winemakers, then presumably there's some potential.