SOWELA Now Enrolling for Pipeline Technician Training

The 10-week Program Starts September 25, with Financial Aid Available

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 15, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College is now accepting applications for its Pipeline Technician training program in the TC Energy Pipeline Academy, the only academy of its kind in Louisiana. Training begins on Monday, September 25.

The 10-week Pipeline Technician program aims to provide classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in various jobs in the pipeline industry. After successfully meeting course requirements, students will receive a Pipeline Technician Certification of Completion.

Instruction includes test overfill protection devices, startup and shutdown of a liquid pipeline, and rectifier installation. Training also covers codes and standards, fire safety, and pipeline operations. Students develop safety protocols, efficient work practices and basic occupational and employability skills.

Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of training seats are available. For more information or to enroll, visit our Pipeline Technician page or call (337) 421-6560 or email Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

The TC Energy Pipeline Academy at SOWELA is a regional learning center for students pursuing a career in the oil and gas field – one of Louisiana’s largest workforce industries. The academy includes a pipeline industry advisory committee that helps implement curriculum and course offerings tailored to the industry’s needs.

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 85 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles, Leesville and Oakdale, Louisiana.

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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