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SOWELA Oakdale Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs


SOWELA Technical Community College in Oakdale, Louisiana is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 10, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at 117 Highway 1152, Oakdale, Louisiana 71463. The event provides prospective students with the chance to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, program offerings, how to enroll and more. Tours will also be provided, and 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 Practical Nursing (LPN), Welding, 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.

Programs offered at SOWELA Oakdale include Business Administration (online or on-campus), Culinary Arts online, Industrial Instrumentation Technology, Practical Nursing (LPN), and Welding.

For more information about the event or how to enroll, please contact SOWELA Oakdale at (318) 335-3944 or email onestop@sowela.edu. Classes start Monday, August 16, for the fall semester. 

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. For more information, visit www.sowela.edu.