SOWELA Hosts Flying Tiger Open House on Saturday, April 13

Includes Food, Giveaways, Scholarship Information and More!

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 26, 2024)

SOWELA Technical Community College will host the Flying Tiger Open House on Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 AM on its Main Campus in the Sycamore Student Center, 3824 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA. The Flying Tiger Open House will give prospective students and their families the opportunity to visit campus and explore all SOWELA has to offer.

The event is open to the public and includes food and giveaways. Attendees can meet SOWELA faculty and staff and tour the many hands-on learning opportunities available at the College, including SOWELA’s Aviation hangar with planes, nursing simulation labs, industrial hands-on training units, and more.

Enrollment and financial aid specialists will provide application assistance and answer questions about scholarships and financial aid. Representatives from SOWELA’s student organizations will share details on how to get involved and the many student life opportunities available to students.

Individuals who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP through our event page. For more information, contact SOWELA’s One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or

SOWELA was ranked the #1 community college in Louisiana for five years from 2019-2023 by Niche and WalletHub. SOWELA is also nationally recognized in 2021 as a “Great College to Work For” by the Great Colleges to Work For program and ranked #36 on the “Top 100 Community Colleges in America” by Stacker.

SOWELA offers over 30 technical and academic programs, including Practical Nursing, Machine Tool Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Forest Technology, Surgical Technology, Accounting and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.

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 more than 85 years.

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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