HVAC Training

Free HVAC Training

In partnership with SOWELA, Venture Global LNG is offering Calcasieu and Cameron parish residents free HVAC training for the next cohort of its Will to Skill program.

  • Day Classes Begin: Monday, July 8
  • Evening Classes Begin: Tuesday, July 9

Call (337) 421-6560 to register. If you are not a resident of Calcasieu or Cameron, call to find out if you qualify for other financial assistance for the next HVAC class.

SOWELA's 18-week HVAC program includes residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning training. Students learn the fundamentals of heating systems and combustion processes; operating concepts of the refrigeration cycle; power generation and distribution; trouble shooting various operating cycles; and more.

Successful completers earn 10 hours of OSHA-authorized training on critical workplace safety topics such as NCCER and HVAC certifications and are prepared to test for the EPA Universal 608 license and the Ready to Work NATE certification. At the completion of the course, students clock a total of 695 hours.

To apply, click on the button below. SOWELA is an open admissions college.

Once you receive your acceptance email, please complete your registration using the apply button below. If you have not received your acceptance email within 24 hours, please call (337) 421-6560 or email workforce@sowela.edu to complete your registration.

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Contact Information

Workforce Solutions


(337) 421-6560

Program Information

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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