SOWELA Oakdale Open House

Prospective Students and Their Families are Invited to Tour the College and Explore Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities


SOWELA Oakdale will host its first open house on Thursday, April 11. The open house will run from 4-6 p.m. and is open to the public. Prospective students and their families can learn more about the SOWELA Oakdale location, including available programs close to home, scholarship and financial aid options, how to register and take a tour

The Oakdale location offers five technical and academic programs, including Business Administration, Industrial Electrical Technology, Industrial Instrumentation Technology, Practical Nursing, and Welding. Culinary Arts and Criminal Justice are available online, as are free Adult Education classes.

New to SOWELA Oakdale is the Industrial Electrical Technology degree. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, a typical salary for an industrial electrician is $32/hour with opportunities for overtime and an increase in salary with experience. The program prepares individuals to install, troubleshoot and repair wiring, electrical equipment and other electrical devices used in the industrial environment.

To register for the open house, visit new window). For questions or more information, call (337) 824-4811 or email SOWELA Oakdale is located at 117 Highway 1152, Oakdale, LA 71463.

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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