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With 30+ programs from transfer degrees to training that leads to the job market immediately after graduation, SOWELA has a program for you!

A SOWELA education means that your classes are based on the latest industry standards. Each program has an industry advisory committee that regularly provides feedback to faculty on emerging trends, required skills and best practices, so you know you’re getting the best training to fit your career goals.

As a transfer institution, SOWELA is regionally accredited by SACSCOC and has many agreements with four-year universities, empowering students to seamlessly transfer their SOWELA credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Whatever your destination, SOWELA can help you get there.

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4 Convenient Locations

Lake Charles, Jennings, Leesville and Oakdale

67% of Students Receive

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships

You may be able to receive funding from a variety of sources to help with college costs.

Continuing Education

Pre-College and Youth Programs

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Virtual Instruction Program in Partnership with Calcasieu Parish School Board
  • Youth Summer Camps

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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