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

Deadline to take advantage of Next Start is Wednesday, October 5, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 19, 2022)

SOWELA has announced a new “Next Start” initiative for currently enrolled and prospective students. The initiative allows current students to add another course to their Fall 2022 schedule or for new students to sign up for Fall classes. Enrollment for the Next Start option is open now and will end on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. 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 in a hybrid format and at all SOWELA locations in Lake Charles, Leesville, Jennings and Oakdale.

“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 Practical Nursing, Machine Tool Technology, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Surgical Technology, Accounting Technology and Office Systems Technology.

For more information or to apply online, visit our Next Start page. Anyone needing additional assistance can contact the One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or onestop@sowela.edu.

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 80 years.