SOWELA Acquires Oakdale, LA Site


LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 29, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire the Oakdale, LA site, which is currently a part of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The move is part of a statewide realignment of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to improve administrative efficiency and delivery of instructional and workforce training.

“The Oakdale campus is a great addition to SOWELA Technical Community College and we are excited to be able to provide higher educational training programs/services to the citizens of Allen Parish. The Oakdale campus has been a respected educational partner in the Allen Parish region for decades and I am confident the skills and talent of the Oakdale staff will be a great asset to SOWELA,” said SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall.

SOWELA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. SACSCOC has approved SOWELA’s acquisition of the Oakdale Instructional Site.

SOWELA – Oakdale is currently enrolling for Fall 2018 classes and offers the following programs: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Forest Technology, Industrial Instrumentation, Practical Nursing and Welding Technology. For more information about enrolling in SOWELA or to register, visit www.sowela.edu/admissions or call (337) 421-6565 to speak with an enrollment specialist.

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years.