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SOWELA Hosts Informational Session for Prospective Students


Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 21, 2021)

SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting an Informational Session on Tuesday, July 27, from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective students with the chance to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, SOWELA’s 25+ program offerings, how to enroll and more. The event is free and open to the public.

SOWELA is an open admissions college with no minimum GPA or ACT score required for admission.

Many programs are considered ‘top-rated occupations’ by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. These Louisiana star jobs are both in-demand and offer higher-than-average salaries. Programs leading to four- and five-star jobs include Machine Tool Technology, Surgical Technology, Drafting & Design Technology, Accounting Technology, Information Systems Technology, Welding, Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology, and more.

Students can take classes at SOWELA and transfer many credits to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The College has ten transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout the state and online, allowing transfer students the opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of their baccalaureate degrees by completing their first two years at SOWELA before transfer.

Students may also choose to complete an associate degree or technical diploma and go straight to the workforce.

To register for the informational session, visit this webpage (opens new window). For more information about the event or how to enroll, please contact the One Stop Enrollment Center at (337) 421-6550 or email onestop@sowela.edu.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, online, 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 80 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles and Oakdale, Louisiana.