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SOWELA Morgan Smith Practical Nursing Class Attains 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX Exam

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Passing the Exam Credentials Jennings Practical Nursing Students as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 15, 2021 SOWELA Morgan Smith’s Fall 2020 Practical Nursing class achieved a perfect pass rate of 100% on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). The 11 students easily bested the NCLEX national average pass rate of 85.99%. … Read More

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SOWELA Forest Technology Program Now Available at Main Campus in Lake Charles

Friday, June 11, 2021

Forest Technology Degree Program is only one of its kind in Southwest Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 10, 2021 SOWELA’s Forest Technology program is now available at the technical community college’s main campus in Lake Charles. The Forest Technology Degree program is one of only two in the state of Louisiana and only one … Read More


SOWELA Offering One-Week Radiation Safety Class Starting June 14

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Training Prepares Individuals to take the Louisiana Radiographers Exam Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 8, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a one-week Radiation Safety class starting Monday, June 14, at its Morgan Smith site in Jennings, LA. The curriculum prepares radiation workers in both industrial and healthcare settings to … Read More

SOWELA and LSU Alexandria Sign New Articulation Agreement for Business Administration

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

SOWELA students may transfer up to 57 Business Administration credits to LSUA Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 8, 2021 SOWELA and LSU of Alexandria (LSUA) have signed articulation agreements between their Business Administration programs making it easier for students to transfer credits from SOWELA to LSUA. The new agreement lasts three years with the option … Read More

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SOWELA Oakdale to Host Welding Informational Session on June 22

Thursday, June 3, 2021

SOWELA is the Only Allen Parish Welding Program to Include Combination Structural and Pipe Welding Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 3, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College Oakdale is hosting a Welding Informational Session on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 10 AM. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn … Read More


SOWELA Offering Two-Week Introduction to Construction Class Starting June 14

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Students Earn NCCER Core and OSHA 10 with $500 Stipend Awarded to Those Who Complete the Training Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 2, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a two-week Introduction to Construction class starting Monday, June 14, at its Main Campus in Lake Charles. Curriculum includes the National … Read More


SOWELA Hosts Informational Sessions for Prospective Students

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 1, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting two Informational Sessions on Tuesday, June 8, from 5-6 PM and Thursday, June 17, from 10-11 AM in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective students with the chance to … Read More


SOWELA Online and In-person Summer Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 1

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Students eager to kickstart their academic careers or catch up from the COVID crisis can sign up now   Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 27, 2021 Late registration for SOWELA’s summer school classes, which will be offered both in-person and online, is Tuesday, June 1, with the first day of summer classes beginning Monday, May … Read More

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SOWELA Technical Community College Hosts Spring Commencement

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Marks First In-person Graduation Since COVID-19 Began and Hurricanes Laura and Delta Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 25, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College will host two commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. The events are the first in-person graduation ceremonies since … Read More


SOWELA Accepting “TOPS Tech Award” Scholarships for Louisiana Students Interested in Technical Degree Fields

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Award amounts vary based on degree programs prospective students enroll in   Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 18, 2021 SOWELA is accepting TOPS Tech Awards scholarships for Louisiana students interested in pursuing a degree in any of SOWELA’s technical programs. Currently, the TOPS Tech Award is offered to qualified high school graduates and provides up … Read More