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Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2018 Dean’s List

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 15, 2019 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Fall term... Read More

SOWELA Instructor Honored at National Conference

Business Administration Instructor Receives Significant Research Award for Work on “High School Counselors’ Perceptions of Career and Technical Education” LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 4, 2019 Dr. Marie Coleman, Instructor... Read More

SOWELA Announces Fall 2018 Graduates

Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 3, 2019 Fall 2018 graduates are: LOUISIANA  Basile Collision Repair: Jeremy Hilton Klumpp Church Point Criminal Justice: Clarissa Denise Malbrough  Dequincy Drafting & Design Technology:... Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Holiday Closure

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 18, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will be closed during the holidays from Thursday, December 20, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. SOWELA will resume... Read More

The SOWELA Experience

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Our campus has changed dramatically over the past five years by adding five new buildings. Our coursework is accredited by SACSCOC, enabling easy transfer to a 4-year program.

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Meet Christopher

SOWELA Welding Student

"I never thought I'd love welding, but I do. What I love about SOWELA class is the instructors. The skills I obtain at SOWELA can take me all over the country."

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Meet Kortney

SOWELA Culinary Arts Student

"I chose SOWELA because I heard it was such a great program. Everything they offer is so hands on, which I enjoy so much. Also, the positive attitude and everyone being so supportive."

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