SOWELA Announces “Next Start” Initiative for New and Current Students

Deadline to Take Register for Next Start Is Thursday, March 9, 2023

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 2, 2023)

SOWELA is now registering currently enrolled and prospective students in its “Next Start” initiative. “Next Start” allows current students to add another course to their Spring 2023 schedule or for new students to sign up for Spring classes. Enrollment for the Next Start option is open now and will end on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Next Start classes cover topics in accounting, criminal justice, history, English, business and more and last eight weeks. Interested students can visit our Next Start page for more information or to sign up. Next Start classes are available online or on campus.

“SOWELA offers a variety of scholarship and grant programs to students enrolling in Next Start classes,” said Interim Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Allison Dering. “Next Start is a great way to complete an extra class for current students or start the college journey for new students.”

SOWELA offers more than 30 technical and academic programs including Business Administration, Machine Tool Technology, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Surgical Technology, Accounting Technology and Process Technology.

SOWELA was recently recognized as the #1 community college in Louisiana by Niche. The highly renowned online platform also ranked SOWELA in the top 12% of community colleges nationwide. Niche’s rankings are “based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.”

For more information or to apply online, visit this page. Anyone needing additional assistance can contact for more information.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

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 85 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
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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

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ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

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