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New Hospitality Facility

Governor Announces SOWELA to Build $10.2 Million Culinary, Gaming, and Hospitality Center

Center will be first of its kind in Southwest Louisiana and help meet demand for hospitality jobs (LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA) – At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel... Read More

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

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 8, 2018 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer  semester... Read More
Aerial view of Regional Training Center

SOWELA Receives Positive Growth Award

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 7, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center received the Positive Growth Award for the Institutional category at the Alliance for Positive Growth’s “Growing... Read More

Extended Hours for Fall Registration in the One Stop Enrollment Center

  The extended hours for Fall registration in the One Stop Enrollment Center are: August 6th- 24th Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume the... 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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