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SOWELA Students & Faculty at SkillsUSA National June 2018

SOWELA Students Receive Silver in World’s Largest Skills Competition

10 Additional Students Place in the Top Five Nationally   LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 10, 2018 Sky McMillian and David Sonnier, SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art students, won... Read More

SOWELA Acquires Oakdale, LA Site

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 29, 2018 Effective July 1, 2018, SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire the Oakdale, LA site, which is currently a part of Central Louisiana Technical... Read More

SOWELA Announces Spring 2018 Graduates

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 28, 2018   Spring 2018 graduates are: Bell City Computer Networking Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Computer Software Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Graphic Art: Tyler Michael... Read More

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

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 15, 2018 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Spring semester... 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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