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Top SOWELA Students Recognized at College’s Honors Ceremony

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Program and Leadership Awards Acknowledge Students’ Academic and Leadership Achievements (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 31, 2022) Top students at SOWELA Technical Community College were recognized at an Honors Ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2022. Recipients are awarded based on high academic marks, character, professionalism and outstanding performance. The following individuals received a discipline-specific award: … Read More

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

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


SOWELA Bucks Downward National Trend and Records 11% Year-Over-Year Enrollment Uptick for Spring 2022 Semester

Thursday, February 3, 2022

SOWELA’s Retention Rate From Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 Also Leads State at 82% (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 3, 2022) Despite the colossal challenges from COVID-19 and the massive rebuilding after two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA’s Spring 2022 enrollment bucked a downward national trend and experienced an increase in enrollment of 11% year-over-year. Nationally, two-year … Read More

Graduates of Fall 2021

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces Summer and Fall 2021 Graduates

Thursday, January 20, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 19, 2022) Summer and Fall 2021 graduates are: Alaska Juneau Culinary Arts: Isaiah Bjorn Jensen Louisiana Abbeville Industrial Electrical Technology: Kade Micheal Harrington Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Wyatt Daniel Broussard, Kade Micheal Harrington Alexandria Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Christopher Michael Pate Arnaudville Industrial Electrical Technology: Matthew Joseph Richard Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Matthew … Read More


Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2021 Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 14, 2022) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2021 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More