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SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Approximately 297 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Tuesday, May 24 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 18, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 297 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Spring 2022. … Read More

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SOWELA’s Machine Tool Technology Program Celebrates First Graduating Class

Monday, May 16, 2022

Original Seven Machine Tool Students Receive Their Diplomas May 24 and All Graduate Employed as a Machinist (Lake Charles, Louisiana – Monday, May 16, 2022) SOWELA’s first cohort of Machine Tool Technology students will receive their diplomas on Tuesday, May 24, as part of the College’s Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony. The class of seven began … Read More

Summer and Fall 2022 Enrollment Now Underway at All SOWELA Locations

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Registration for All Courses and Programs Open Now for the Summer Semester Until Tuesday, May 24 and Fall Semester Until Monday, August 8 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 13, 2022) Summer and Fall 2022 registration is now open for interested students who want to enroll at SOWELA for all technical and academic programs and at … Read More

SOWELA and McNeese Sign New Articulation Agreements for Four Programs

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

SOWELA Students May Transfer up to 60 Credits in Criminal Justice, English Literature, History or Mass Communications to McNeese (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 6, 2022) SOWELA and McNeese have signed articulation agreements between their schools for four programs making it easier for students to transfer credits from SOWELA to McNeese. SOWELA students who complete … Read More

Now Available in 2022 for 1st-12th Grades

SOWELA Offering Culinary Arts Summer Camps for 1st-12th Graders

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

One Week Camps Offered at SOWELA Lake Charles and Jennings Locations in June and July (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 5, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is excited to announce its 2022 Culinary Arts Summer Camp line up. Summer camps offer children entering 1st through 12th grades the opportunity to explore … Read More

SOWELA Now Enrolling for HVAC Training

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

18-week Curriculum Covers Residential and Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 29, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for HVAC training. The class starts Monday, April 25. During the 18-week program, students learn residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Successful completers earn … Read More


SOWELA Jennings Site to Host Statewide Culinary Arts Competition

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

College Students from Across Louisiana Compete for Top Baker and Chef Awards (Jennings, Louisiana – March 28, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith in Jennings, La. will host the world’s largest skills organization for its annual Louisiana SkillsUSA Culinary Arts competition on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The event provides students … Read More

Higher Education a Family Affair in the Jack Household

Thursday, March 17, 2022

SOWELA Recognizes Two Generations Pursuing Their Career Dreams During Community College Week (Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 17, 2022) Education has always been a core value in the Jack family, and from the time they were young, Nathan Jack encouraged his children to pursue higher education. Little did he know, however, that he and his … Read More

SOWELA Surgical Technology Program Debuts Five New Training Technologies Including State-of-the-Art “LapSim” Laparoscopic Simulator

Thursday, March 3, 2022

SOWELA’s Jennings-Based Surgical Technology Program Also Now Utilizing Picc Line Simulator, Surgical Abdomen, Hernia Mannequin and Tracheostomy Mannequin (Jennings, Louisiana – March 3, 2022) SOWELA’s Surgical Technology program is living up to its name by providing its students with the latest technology and cutting-edge simulators ranging from a new laproscopic simulator to a tracheostomy mannequin. … Read More