SOWELA Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of SOWELA Technical Community College.

Normal inquiries about SOWELA Technical Community College such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.


Furthermore, SOWELA offers programs that are accredited by professional licensing bodies as well as industry or discipline specific associations. Organizations that accredit programs offered at SOWELA include the following:

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Accrediting Organizations
 American Culinary Federation Logo American Culinary

ATMAE Logo Association of Technology, Management, and Applied
FAA Logo Federal Aviation Administration
LA Dept of Health Logo Louisiana Department of
Health & Hospitals

(DHH) for
Certified Nurse Assistant Registry
LA State Board of Nursing Logo Louisiana State Board
of Nursing

*The ASN-RN will seek full approval from LSBN in April/May 2018.
LA State Board of PN Examiners Logo Louisiana State Board of
Practical Nursing Examiners

NATEF Logo National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation