SOWELA Workforce Solutions

Now is the time to get the skills you need to start a new job or advance in your current workplace!

Southern Business & Development magazine ranks SOWELA Technical Community College as one of the Best Community Colleges for Workforce Training in Louisiana. Our instructors provide hands-on training with small class sizes so you can receive
quality training. Plus, financial assistance may be available to those that qualify — ask for details when you sign up. To register for the following training programs or for more information, call Workforce Development at (337) 421-6560. You can also
visit in person to register at SOWELA’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, 3749 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Regional Training Center, Suite 308.

Workforce Training Programs

Program (Levels) Hours Course Pricing
Millwright 1-5 772.5 $1,468
  • Registration ongoing
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • 6 month course 7:30am – 3pm M-TH
  • Need copy of High School Diploma or Hiset (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Millwright Level 1-5
HVAC (1-4) 675 $2,825*
  • Registration ongoing
  • 10 month course
  • M-Thurs., 1pm -5pm
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Residential HVAC Level 1-4
HVAC (1-2 only) 362.5 $1,895
  • Registration ongoing
  • 6 month course
  • M-Thurs., 5:30pm -8:30pm
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Residential HVAC Level 1&2
HVAC (3-4) 312.5 $1,640*
  • Registration ongoing
  • 5 month course
  • M-Thurs.
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Residential HVAC Level 3&4
Machinist 925 $1,999
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Class begin the first Monday of every month, or when there’s slots available.
  • Day class/6 Months; Evening class/12 months 8-3:30 M-F (Day), 4-8pm M-TH (Evening)
  • Need copy of High School Diploma or Hiset (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • IBC’s Earned: Bench, Mill, Lathe, CNC
Pipefitting 315 $1,194
  • Begin August 6
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • 8 weeks, M-F 7:30-4:00
  • Need copy of High School Diploma or Hiset (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Pipefitting Level 1&2
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