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SOWELA Modifies Summer Hours

Monday, May 14, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 14, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will modify its summer office hours beginning May 21, 2018, to adopt a 4 1/2-day work week with most offices open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – Noon on Friday. Summer office hours will conclude on … Read More

SOWELA SGA officers for 2018-19 with the Chancellor

SOWELA Announces SGA Officers for 2018-2019

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 9, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College announces a new slate of officers for the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Every student enrolled at SOWELA is considered a member of SGA which is designed to facilitate student involvement within the College. SGA promotes the general welfare of … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 287 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees or diplomas or participate as completers in the Economic and Workforce Development programs. Graduation includes the United … Read More

SOWELA SkillsUSA winners 2018

SOWELA Students Win 21 Medals at Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 1, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College students attended the statewide SkillsUSA competition April 19-20. The competition was also hosted by the College. SkillsUSA provides students with an opportunity to highlight their expertise in a variety of occupations for a chance to win gold, silver or bronze medals in different categories. … Read More

2018 NAPTA Competition-SOWELA students and instructor

North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) Endorses SOWELA’s Process Technology Program

Monday, April 30, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 30, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Process Technology team placed third at the 2018 North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) Troubleshooting National Competition held at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana. The competition is designed to address the need for critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the field of … Read More

New Surgical Technology Program Earns Regional Accreditation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 18, 2018 SOWELA has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology. This program will begin in May 2018 at the SOWELA–Morgan Smith Instructional Site in Jennings, LA. The College is currently accepting … Read More

SOWELA to Host Statewide Skills Competititon

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 16, 2018 The world’s largest skills organization, SkillsUSA, will hold their annual statewide skills competition at SOWELA Technical Community College April 19-20, 2018. The event provides students with an opportunity to highlight their expertise in a variety of occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary … Read More

Nursing program students and instructor with mannequin patient

SOWELA’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing Receives Initial Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Friday, April 13, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 13, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) has achieved initial accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). As SOWELA’s first class of Registered Nursing students graduate in May 2018, they complete their studies graduating from an ACEN accredited program, allowing those … Read More

CPSO to Conduct Active Shooter Training at SOWELA

Monday, April 9, 2018

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department to Conduct Active Shooter Training at SOWELA Technical Community College LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 9, 2018 The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting Active Shooter Training for employees of SOWELA Technical Community College on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Regional Training Center on … Read More