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New Surgical Technology Program Earns Regional Accreditation

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 18, 2018 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) granted accreditation to SOWELA’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology... Read More
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SOWELA to Host Statewide Skills Competititon

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 16, 2018 The world’s largest skills organization, SkillsUSA, will hold their annual statewide skills competition at SOWELA Technical Community College April 19-20, 2018. The event... Read More
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SOWELA’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing Receives Initial Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 13, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) has achieved initial accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing... Read More

SOWELA Hosts Sixth Annual Women in Non-Traditional Careers Seminar

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 23, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting its Sixth Annual Women in Non-Traditional Careers Seminar on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 5 – 7... Read More

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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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