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You've helped secure our future. Let us help secure yours.

Whether you're enhancing your role in the miliary or transitioning to a civilian career, you'll find affordable, in-demand education that can help with your goals. As a military-friendly college, we are honored to support you, your spouse and your dependents.

Education designed for military members like you.

  • 30+ degrees, including business, nursing and allied health, and chemical laboratory programs.
  • Prior learning credit available for military experience.
  • Transferable courses and degrees thanks to agreements with four-year universities.
  • Low-cost tuition with a $2,132/semester price tag.*
  • Veteran education benefits and scholarships available for those who qualify.
  • Online degree options that fit your schedule, including Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Culinary Arts.

SOWELA is conveniently located minutes away at our Lamar Salter Campus in Leesville, LA. Additional locations are available in Lake Charles (Main Campus), Oakdale and Jennings, LA.

Make your goals a reality.

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Contact SOWELA's One Stop Enrollment Office at or call (337) 421-6550.

*Fees vary by program. Does not include books or supplies. The cost listed is based on 12 credit hours on campus.

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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