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SOWELA Launches Eight-Week Compressed Fall Class Schedules Called “Next Start” Beginning October 11


Shorter Courses Offer Flexible Options for Working Adults

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 28, 2021)

Officials at SOWELA Technical Community College have announced a “Next Start” option for students at all campuses. “Next Start” offers students an eight-week compressed course schedule with online and hybrid courses available. The compressed course schedule designed for working adults to finish courses more quickly begins on Monday, October 11. Registration for “Next Start” courses is available until Thursday, October 7.

Students looking for course options can choose from classes in SOWELA’s Accounting, Business, Arts, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, History, Hospitality and more. For a full listing of available courses, visit our Next Start page.

SOWELA offers more than 30 technical and academic programs including Practical Nursing, Machine Tool Technology, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Surgical Technology, Accounting Technology and Forest Technology.

SOWELA was recently listed as the #1 community college in Louisiana by WalletHub for the fourth straight year and #36 on the “Top 100 Community Colleges in the America” by Stacker.

For more information about any of SOWELA’s programs or to apply online, visit this page. Anyone needing additional assistance can contact onestop@sowela.edu 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 80 years.