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With 30+ programs from transfer degrees to training that leads to the job market immediately after graduation, SOWELA has a program for you!

A SOWELA education means that your classes are based on the latest industry standards. Each program has an industry advisory committee that regularly provides feedback to faculty on emerging trends, required skills and best practices, so you know you’re getting the best training to fit your career goals.

As a transfer institution, SOWELA is regionally accredited by SACSCOC and has many agreements with four-year universities, empowering students to seamlessly transfer their SOWELA credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Whatever your destination, SOWELA can help you get there.

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4 Convenient Locations

Lake Charles, Jennings, Leesville and Oakdale

67% of Students Receive

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

You may be able to receive funding from a variety of sources to help with college costs.

Continuing Education

Pre-College and Youth Programs

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Virtual Instruction Program in Partnership with Calcasieu Parish School Board
  • Youth Summer Camps