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What's Happening at SOWELA

SOWELA to Host Open House for Prospective Students

Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 13, 2018 ­­On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, SOWELA Technical Community College will host an Open House for individuals interested in attending the College. The event... Read More

Students Spring into Commencement Mode with Grad Fest

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 9, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will hold Grad Fest on Tuesday, March 13, from Noon – 2 p.m. in the Sycamore Student Center for... Read More

SOWELA Foundation Donation

Michael Kane, Sasol’s Vice President of Operations Lake Charles West Plant, and Gina Jones, Sasol’s Learning and Development Manager, present a check for $10,000 to Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of... Read More

Brisco Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Myra Brisco, Administrative Coordinator at SOWELA Technical Community College in Jennings, LA, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Fall 2017 semester at the Annual Employee Appreciation Christmas Luncheon.... 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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