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New Surgical Technology Program Earns Regional Accreditation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 18, 2018 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) granted accreditation to SOWELA’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology program effective June 2018. The program is located at the SOWELA – Morgan Smith Campus in Jennings, La. and is currently accepting applications for the … Read More

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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

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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

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SOWELA Hosts Spring Career Fair of 50+ Employers for Students and Alumni

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 3, 2018 On Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 50 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year university … Read More

Practical Nursing Faculty Selected as Item Writer for NCLEX Exam

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 27, 2018 Kimberly Eaves, Practical Nursing Program Coordinator at SOWELA Technical Community College, was approved by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners and selected by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to participate on the NCLEX® item development panel of subject matter experts in Chicago, IL. … Read More

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SOWELA Offers Multiple Term Options

Monday, March 26, 2018

SOWELA Offers Multiple Term Options for Increased Flexibility and Retention Launch or Continue Your College Career During the Upcoming May Intercession, Summer Term, or Fall Semester to Move Ahead on Your Path to a Degree LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 26, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is offering three different term options in the coming … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Sixth Annual Women in Non-Traditional Careers Seminar

Friday, March 23, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 23, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting its Sixth Annual Women in Non-Traditional Careers Seminar on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Arts & Humanities Building, Multipurpose Room 145. Representatives from area businesses and industry will present information on non-traditional career opportunities available to … Read More

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3rd Annual SOWELA Foundation Flying Tigers Car Show

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Get Your Motor Running to the Third Annual SOWELA Foundation Flying Tigers Car Show Presented by Sasol LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 22, 2018 On Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the SOWELA Foundation will host the Flying Tigers Car Show presented by Sasol with all proceeds benefiting student scholarships and … Read More

SOWELA and Inceptia announce partnership

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Federal Verification Process SOWELA is pleased to announce that we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway online portal. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an introductory email to the email address you provided … Read More