Fast Track-How to Apply

Applying to SOWELA

  • Interested applicants need to first apply to SOWELA Technical Community College with Process Technology (PTEC) as their major at
  • Submit the following items to the SOWELA Office of Admissions:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended – sent directly from the institutions.
      • Note that transcripts from all previously attended schools will be reviewed/evaluated and articulated following the same policy as all other transfer students.
    • Required immunization records.
    • Placement test scores – if applicable.

NOTE: Being accepted to begin enrollment at SOWELA does not mean that the applicant is accepted into the PTEC Fast Track program.

Applying to PTEC Fast Track Program

Submit the items below by emailing information to

  • Cover letter explaining why the applicant feels that he/she is a good candidate for the PTEC Fast Track program
  • Resume
    • Must include degrees earned along with GPA
    • Must include associated/relevant work experience
  • Date applied to SOWELA Technical Community College
  • A copy of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline

  • Spring Cohort deadline – June 30th of the year prior to the Spring semester


  • Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be ranked based on a predetermined rubric and will be awarded according to the available seats for each cohort.
  • The Support Coordinator will contact all applicants within one week following the deadline for application submission.

In the event that openings have not been filled for the Fast Track program, the Dean of the School of Industrial Technology reserves the right to consider applicants who did not meet the initial deadlines and GPA requirements. All applicants considered must meet the degree requirement.