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SOWELA iCamp Offers Free STEM Experiences for Middle Schoolers this Summer

Applications Accepted on a First Come, First Serve Basis for Camps Held During Two Separate Weeks in May and July LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 16, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community... Read More

SOWELA Dual Enrollment Student to Graduate from High School and College Simultaneously

Graduate to be Honored at Dual Graduate Breakfast at the College LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 8, 2019 A SOWELA Technical Community College dual enrollment student will graduate this Spring... Read More

SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 9, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic... Read More

SOWELA Chef Roy Angelle Completes Rigorous Yearlong Certification

American Culinary Federation Names Culinary Arts Instructor Certified Culinary Educator LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 30, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Roy Angelle was named a... 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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