Graduation Requirements

SOWELA Technical Community College holds a graduation ceremony at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete curriculum requirements with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 on all courses counted toward the degree or diploma.
  • Meet specific departmental requirements including a grade of "C” or better in all coursework required in the major subject area.
  • Earn at least 25% of the required hours in a program at SOWELA and at least one third of the major course work required in a program at SOWELA.
  • Be free of debt to SOWELA.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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